Words and photo: Tyler Schultz
With winter weather (sort of) here, there are lots of incredible drinks to enjoy the season. Whether you’re looking for something naughty or nice, here are ten of Corpus Christi’s best holiday drinks to sip on this season.
The Nice Drinks
The Campfire Cocoa – Roasted Coffee Co.
Hot chocolate is a timeless classic, enjoyed by the whole family for as long as Santa’s sleigh has flown from the North Pole. Roasted’s Campfire Cocoa brings the coziness of a campfire to your cup of cocoa with a hint of toasted marshmallow added to the mix, topped with whipped cream, mini marshmallows, and a delicious chocolate drizzle. 5535 Bonner Dr.
Candy Cane Cold Brew – Coffee Waves Alameda
Nothing says winter quite like a candy cane, perfectly minty and sweet for the season. A tradition at Coffee Waves, Candy Cane Cold Brew is the ideal sweet treat for any coffee lover to enjoy. Made with housemade peppermint syrup and vanilla, the cold brew is served chilled and is sure to bring you holiday cheer (and a caffeinated kick). 5738 S. Alameda St.
The Grinchmas – Bien Mérité
If you’re a grinch about coffee, Bien Mérité has you covered with The Grinchmas. This matcha latte comes with the sweet addition of white mocha and mint, making this drink the perfect green drink to enjoy this winter. 1336 S. Staples St.
Peppermint Oreo Shake – Southside Nutrition
If you’re looking for a noncaffeinated option, Southside Nutrition’s Peppermint Oreo protein shake might just be the perfect chilly winter treat. With the minty flavor of the holidays, this shake is packed with 24 grams of protein and 21 vitamins and minerals. 6601 Everhart Dr.
Peppermint Mocha – The Coffee Mugg
It wouldn’t be a complete list of wintery drinks without a peppermint mocha, and The Coffee Mugg’s is sure to meet your expectations. Wonderfully sweet ingredients mingle together with a shot of espresso, making this latte the perfect addition to the list. 1112 Morgan Ave.
The Naughty Bevvies
Spiked Granny’s Hot Chocolate – Cassidy’s Irish Pub
Hot chocolate is a cozy winter classic, but this one features a fun twist. Granny’s Hot Chocolate at Cassidy’s comes spiked with Rumchata and amaretto, topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle. 601 N. Water St.
Southern Russian – Muse Bistro
This wintery cocktail is as white as snow, as chilly as the weather (kind of), and spiced to perfection. Muse’s Southern Russian is an iced vodka-based cocktail with a hint of praline and spice, perfect to enjoy over brunch on a cool winter morning. 414 Starr St.
Festive Craft Brews – Tannins Wine Bar & Tapas
If you don’t have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, Tannins has a few less sweet drinks to offer. With a variety of holiday craft beers to choose from, there’s truly a drink for everyone. Sip on a Snickerdoodle Ale, Christmas Ale, and a Celebration Fresh Hop IPA while enjoying any of their delicious tapas. 3855 S. Alameda St.
The Christmas Cocktail – Dokyo Dauntaun
Made with Rumhaven Coconut Rum, lychee liqueur, rice milk, cinnamon, lemon juice, vanilla syrup, and muddled strawberries, Dokyo Dauntaun’s Christmas Cocktail is an ideal drink for the season. This wintery concoction perfectly balances sweetness and spice, making it an incredible drink to kick off a chilly night out. 424 N. Chaparral St.
Hot Toddy – BUS
A winter classic, the Hot Toddy is the perfect drink to warm you up on a cold winter night out. This drink from BUS is served hot and comes with whiskey, honey, lemon, and spices, making it the ultimate seasonal cocktail. 702 N. Chaparral St.