Start your morning off with a little holiday “spirit” and go and grab yourself one of the many holiday beverages that Syrup is offering this season. With a legion of former bartenders and cocktail servers at his side, Syrup founder Tim Doherty has crafted a seemingly endless variety of holiday cocktails. Try the caramel mimosa made with caramel vodka, champagne and apple juice finished with a raw sugar rim, or the peppermint mocha to brighten up a cold winter morning.
Eggnog lovers, this one’s for you. Denver-based Dazbog Coffee’s rich eggnog latte highlights their much-beloved-by-locals Arabica coffee, which is slow-roasted daily in small, customized batches. The coffee shop’s Russian heritage inspires a passion for bold flavors worth savoring as you stroll down Milwaukee Street and take in the plaza fountain views.
At this Cherry Creek North staple, this take on a classic hot chocolate is made with fresh chocolate curls that are melted with perfectly steamed milk. Add a kick of holiday flavor like peppermint, pumpkin or ginger, or make it mocha by adding espresso. Into ice cream, no matter the season? Enstrom’s holiday flavors like hot cocoa, rum raisin, or eggnog are the perfect base for an espresso-drenched affogato.
HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek
Looking for a good place to relax before, during or after holiday shopping? At Halcyon, sit back, relax and enjoy the ease of Colorado’s lifestyle and pull up a seat at the Kitchen Counter, the hotel’s version of the front desk where you can enjoy a peppermint latte made with Intelligentsia coffee from Aviano Coffee. Or, venture to the lobby where you’ll find a hot chocolate and apple cider bar throughout the holiday season.
Speaking of Aviano Coffee, the unique-to-Cherry-Creek-North coffee shop has been serving up handcrafted coffees and teas since 2006. Quality, custom concoctions are their specialty, so ask the barista and he or she will be happy to create the holiday drink of your dreams. And with two locations—the original Detroit Street spot and the second on Saint Paul Street—you won’t have to go far to get the perfect cup of coffee.
Ku Cha House of Tea
Holiday drinks don’t just have to be hot cocoa or apple cider. Change up your holiday sips with one of Ku Cha House of Tea’s limited-time holiday blends. Pop into the store and try one of their amazing seasonal holiday teas, like The Winter Wonderland, which is made with a blend of assorted fruit, spices, and walnuts. Be sure to stop by on Saturdays from 1pm - 3pm for a complimentary tea tasting and Chinese tea ceremony.
When the sun sets and holiday lights turn on, Narrative at The Jacquard Hotel & Rooftop invites you to gather with friends and family for dinner or indulge in a seasonal cocktail for happy hour at Narrative. Located inside The Jacquard, the contemporary American restaurant has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. Toast to the season with two special cocktails: The Pale Fire will light up your night with mezcal and Godiva chocolate, or satisfy your sweet tooth and cocktail craving at the same time with the Divine Comedy, a boozy chocolate and vanilla ice cream concoction spiked with Hennessy.