What better way to get into the holiday spirit than imbibing in a cocktail? Stop by one of Baltimore’s premiere bars and restaurants for a delectable holiday concoction.
1401 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Don’t let the name of this bar fool you. Teavolve is more than just a tea shop. Teavolve is a “lively neighborhood cafe” serving up “48 varieties of gourmet loose tea, a wide selection of coffee beverages and cocktails. Teavolve’s cocktails are served during a daily 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour. The pomegranate mojito is sure to please with its pomegranate white tea-infused rum, agave nectar, muddled lime, mint leaves and club soda served on the rocks. Or how about a passion fruit caipirinha? The passion fruit caipirinha is a blend of Leblon Cachaca, passion fruit and mandarin orange purees, agave nectar, muddled lime, mint leaves and lemon-lime soda.
1425 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Located on the same street as Teavolve is Pazo. The location of these two establishments is where the similarities end. Pazo features the cuisine of Southern Italy. Executive Chef Julian Marucci focuses on cooking dishes with “centuries old technique, classic recipes and beautiful ingredients.” Why not try a cocktail with your main course? The Polermo is a mix of Aperol, Hendrick’s Gin, fresh orange juice and Prosecco, while the Positano is made of Arvero Limoncello, Ketel One Citroen and house-made sours.
Annabel Lee Tavern
601 S. Clinton St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Start the most magical holiday season with the the aptly named Mesmeric Revelation at the Annabel Lee Tavern. The Mesmeric Revelation is a featured cocktail at the Annabelle Lee Tavern that is a blend of Bulleit Bourbon, lemon juice, black raspberry liquor and a dash of simple syrup. While you are in the cocktail-drinking mode, why not try a taste of Baltimore with the Raven? The Raven is made of Stoli Raz, Stoli Blueberi, Pinnacle Blackberry, Stoli Vanilla, Blue Curacao, cherry juice and cranberry.
13th Floor at The Belvedere
One E. Chase St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
The 13th Floor at The Belvedere is a “lavish and luxurious” setting with a “contemporary and stylish” feel. Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 10 p.m., Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., the 13th Floor at The Belvedere serves cocktails to quench your thirst and tickle your taste buds. Just in time for the holidays, try the signature Belvedere Gimlet for a mix of Belvedere Vodka, habanero simple syrup, lime and raspberry puree. The Silver Standard will get you in the holiday spirit as well. Patron Silver Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime, mango, pear or peach nectar and spiced rum come together to form the Silver Standard.
Fork & Wrench
2322 Boston St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Named as Fodor’s Pick for Where to Eat in Baltimore, Fork & Wrench features foods that are “locally sourced and globally inspired.” Fork & Wrench’s Executive Chef Cyrus Keeper was also named by the Baltimore City Paper as the Best Chef for 2013. For a drink to quench your thirst, look no further than Fork & Wrench’s Dive Bar. Fork & Wrench’s mixologists are “known for their classic cocktails” and for some “not so classic” ones. Try the Satin Slipper for a blend of vodka, Lillet Blanc, Maraschino Liqueur, lemon juice, lavender syrup and peach bitters. The Orchard Punch will make you think of summer, but the Crispin Hard Cider, Crabbies Ginger Beer, Sailor Jerry, cinnamon sugar rim and lime juice is all about the holidays.Related: Best Bars To Watch Thursday Night Football In Baltimore
Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes–it depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has gray hair and blog posts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she can: dinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, traveling–you name it, she wants to do it.