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GETTING OUT: Christmas Cocktails in Central MA

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Photo courtesy Evo.

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than buying a tasty holiday-themed cocktail. Plenty of places in the Worcester and Central Mass area have special items on their menu this time of year combining your favorite liquors and mixers to create unique and irresistible mixed drinks.

Here are just a few.

305 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester
Though famous for its terrific offerings of cupcakes and sugary baked goods, Sweet also has an extensive bar that offers a number of special seasonal winter and holiday beverages, including the gingerbread martini, candy cane martini, pumpkin pie martini, and a number of tasty seasonal mojitos. Over 35 total martini drinks are offered and all the scrumptious desserts are $9. Also, get a custom cake for your Christmas party!

234 Chandler Street, Worcester
The list of winter seasonal and holiday offerings at Evo include: the Holiday Spice, pulled together by a combination of kahlua, irish cream, and goldschlager; Nuts and Holly, pulled together by a combination of drambuie, Bailey's Irish Cream, and Frangelico Amaretto; Irish Winter, pulled together by a combination of kahlua, coffee, and Jameson; and Cranberry Collins, pulled together by a combination of cranberry juice, gin, club soda, and lime. Seasonal brew offerings include Harpoon Winterwarmer and Shipyard Applehead.

Photo Courtesy Sweet.

320 Main Street, Fitchburg
Of the over 40 different martinis to select from on this premier bar and lounge's impressive drink menu, a few are just right for the holidays. These include the chocolate kiss, containing Sobieski Vodka and  white creme de cacao topped off with a chocolate kiss; the Death by Chocolate, containing a pleasant mix of Sobieski Vanilla Vodka, white creme de cacao and dark creme de cocoa; the Caramel Mochatini containing vanilla vodka, coffee brandy, butterscotch schnapps, dark creme de cocao, and caramel drizzle; and the Chocolate Covered Strawberry containing vanilla vodka, dark creme de cocao, and strawberry puree.

Northworks Bar & Grille
106 Grove Street, Worcester
Northworks has four mouth-watering specials made just for the holidays. Try: the White Christmas made with Southern Comfort, white creme de cocoa, and egg nog, and served either on the rocks or with a cinnamon sugared rim; the Star of the Night made with champagne and pomegranate juice; the Turtle Dove made with vanilla vodka, frangelico, ameretto, and milk served on the rocks or with a cinnamon sugared rim; or the Peppermint Patty made with tia maria, white and dark creme de cocoa, and coffee served with a cinnamon sugared rim and whipped cream on top.

The Boynton
117 Highland Street, Worcester
Two of the most popular seasonal specialty drinks at this acclaimed, delicious bar and restaurant include: the Mistletoe Martini made with Bulldog Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur and cranberry juice served with maraschino cherry and sprig of rosemary garnish; and the Gingerbread Martini made with Grand Marnier cordon rouge liqueur, Bailey's Irish Cream, buttescotch schnapps and gingerbread liqueur, sprinkled with nutmeg. Don't forget to try the famous Boynton Bucket as well.


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