Cheers to the Holidays with Festive Spirits in and around Gloucester!

December 06, 2018 / Good to Know, Things to Do & See

The winter holidays are truly one of the most wonderful times of year when the city streets, storefronts, and neighborhoods are aglow with the comfort and joys of the seasons. It’s also the time of year for giving back to your community or to an organization that is near and dear to your heart. While you’re out and about enjoying all that Gloucester and our neighboring towns have to offer, take a little break to slow down and responsibly enjoy the “spirits” of the season.

Malibu Snowflake | Mile Marker One | Gloucester

Taste the warm flavors of the tropics with Mile Marker One’s cool Malibu Snowflake cocktail. Made with Malibu Rum and Coconut Cream and rimmed with coconut, this smooth and rich drink is sure to you take the chill out of those wintery days. Be sure to check out Mile Marker’s Acoustic on the River Saturday night sessions for an evening of live music.

Rum Revolution | 1606 Restaurant & Bar | Gloucester

Sit by the fire or at the cozy bar to sip 1606 Restaurant & Bar’s Rum Revolution. It’s packed with a punch of warmth and decadence featuring Privateer Navy Yard rum, Bounty white and spiced rums, Pimento dram, garnished with orange peel and Luxardo maraschino cherry. Relax and enjoy the sounds of live local music every Wednesday and Thursday at 1606’s Live Music Series.

Espresso’ing Christmas Cheer | Cala’s Restaurant | Manchester-by-the-Sea

What’s better than the cool combination of caffeine and spirits to give you that extra boost during the holidays? Located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Cala’s Espresso’ing Martini mixes Stoli Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua Rum and Coffee Liqueur, Tia Maria Coffee Liqueur, and fresh brewed espresso, then garnished with a few espresso beans.

Christmas Mule | The Franklin | GloucesterThe Franklin of Gloucester | Christmas Mule | Discover Gloucester

While strolling down Main Street viewing the decorated windows, stop into the Franklin for a bite to eat (and live jazz on Thursdays) and to savor the flavors of Christmas with a festive twist to the traditional Moscow Mule. Their version of this cocktail is made with Milagro silver tequila, Canton ginger liquor, a splash of cranberry, topped ginger beer and garnished with rosemary.

Snowdrift Martini | Drift | Gloucester

Add a little peppermint spice to your holidays with Drift’s decadent Snowdrift Martini. This rich and creamy holiday favorite is made with Vanilla Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, and a peppermint candy rim. Come into Drift Café to enjoy the cozy ambiance as well as to try their delicious desserts, tasty sandwiches, and other scrumptious treats.

Motif∅ Mojito Cocktail | Feather & Wedge | Rockport

Mojitos are not just for the summer anymore. While strolling through Rockport, warm up with the flavors of mint, white rum, lime, and cranberry with Feather & Wedge’s decadent Motif∅ Mojito Cocktail (Pronounced “motif zero mojito cocktail”). Bartender India Boucher was inspired by the red color of this Rockport landmark to create this fizzy and cheerful beverage.