Nov 29, 2022 - Food and Drink

Where to find the best local holiday cocktails

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The holiday spirit has hit bars and restaurants across the city, Eater Detroit reports.

  • Here's where to find bar-side carols, ugly sweaters and cocktails served in Santa mugs this time of year:

🎄 Blitzen's on Bagley (2545 Bagley St.): The space formerly occupied by Bagley Central in Hubbard Richard has undergone a merry (temporary) holiday makeover.

  • Pop-up bar Blitzen's serves a green Grinch Punch, spiked eggnog and hard hot cocoa with a choice of Rumchata, Baileys or Fireball.

🎅🏿 The Skip (1234 The Belt): The popular Sippin' Santa — made with aged Demerara rum, amaro, gingerbread, lemon and orange — returns to the Skip downtown through Dec. 31.

  • Holiday drinks include the Island of Misfit Toys, Jingle Bird, Yule Tide, Undertow Toddy and Rudolph's Rum Rhapsody.

🍹 Last Chance Bar (1830 Michigan Ave.): This new Corktown bar opened in the former Casey's Pub space at the beginning of the month, Eater reports.

  • Its seasonal menu includes tropical Mele Kalikimaka (rum, chartreuse, pineapple, lemon and orgeat) and the Reindeer Punch (bourbon, apple cider and orange).
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