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9 Cocktails that Let You Chug that Cheer

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Sure, it's possible to get that festival feeling by drinking nog straight out of the carton, but this map is celebrating the slightly swankier (and arguably more social) ways to swig the spirit this year. Presenting nine seasonal cocktails that light up the town, ranging from a yam-infused rum drink to a blend that's basically praline pie in a glass. And for those who don't exactly feel merry and bright this time of year, Circa 1886 is serving up a Holiday Healer.

If your favorite bar whips up a mind-blowing hot toddy that was overlooked, make a case for it in the comments.

The Original Ms. Rose's [Photo: Facebook]

Map by Ashley Mason


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Cocktail Club

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479 King St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-9411
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The One-Night Yam combines sweet potato puree, spiced rum, Benedictine, and cream for a cocktail reminiscent of the decadent sweet potato casserole. A toasty marshmallow tops this tasty holiday drink.

2. Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

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14 Market Street
Charleston, SC 29402
To address those visions of sugar plums dancing, the restaurant created the Plum Candy Cosmo, a sweet mix of ginger liqueur, plum brandy, rum, and house sour, tied together with candy foam float.

3. The Fat Hen

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3140 Maybank Hwy
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 559-9090
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The Nutty Confederate is a praline pie in drink form. The more subtle take on the dessert offers a creamy blend of Frangelico, chambord, cream, and locally made pecan liqueur.

4. Tristan Restaurant

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10 Linguard Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 534-2155
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The Ramón Pumpkin, a cordial-type cocktail, takes a spicy spin on classic autumn flavors with Espolon Reposado, Grand Marnier, Orange Bitters, and pumpkin spices.

5. The Original Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails

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1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 766-0223
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The restaurant enriches a classic bourbon with cinnamon and honey for the holidays. The sweet drink gets added richness from mildly tart cider and vanilla.

6. The Gin Joint

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182 E Bay St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 513-5264
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Santa’s Whiskers, the place’s spin on Satan’s Whiskers, highlights the smokier characteristics of Old Saint Nick (from the chimney, of course) with orange juice, gin, Laphroag scotch.

7. Circa 1886 Restaurant

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149 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-7828
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The Holiday Healer sets you in the holiday spirit with Ciountreau, gin, lemon juice, Lillet Blanc, and a little absinthe.

8. Carter's Kitchen

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148 Civitas St
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
The restaurant adds warmth to their housemade hot apple cider with Sea Island spiced rum and cozy apple jack brandy.

9. Stars Rooftop

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495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-0100
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Bartenders at the restaurant experiment with their homemade eggnog every holiday season. This year expect a festive fig and cherry compote and fruit infused bourbons to make their way into the classic drink.

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1. The Cocktail Club

479 King St., Charleston, SC 29401
The One-Night Yam combines sweet potato puree, spiced rum, Benedictine, and cream for a cocktail reminiscent of the decadent sweet potato casserole. A toasty marshmallow tops this tasty holiday drink.
479 King St.
Charleston, SC 29401

2. Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

14 Market Street, Charleston, SC 29402
To address those visions of sugar plums dancing, the restaurant created the Plum Candy Cosmo, a sweet mix of ginger liqueur, plum brandy, rum, and house sour, tied together with candy foam float.
14 Market Street
Charleston, SC 29402

3. The Fat Hen

3140 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455
The Nutty Confederate is a praline pie in drink form. The more subtle take on the dessert offers a creamy blend of Frangelico, chambord, cream, and locally made pecan liqueur.
3140 Maybank Hwy
Johns Island, SC 29455

4. Tristan Restaurant

10 Linguard Street, Charleston, SC 29401
The Ramón Pumpkin, a cordial-type cocktail, takes a spicy spin on classic autumn flavors with Espolon Reposado, Grand Marnier, Orange Bitters, and pumpkin spices.
10 Linguard Street
Charleston, SC 29401

5. The Original Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails

1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
The restaurant enriches a classic bourbon with cinnamon and honey for the holidays. The sweet drink gets added richness from mildly tart cider and vanilla.
1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407

6. The Gin Joint

182 E Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401
Santa’s Whiskers, the place’s spin on Satan’s Whiskers, highlights the smokier characteristics of Old Saint Nick (from the chimney, of course) with orange juice, gin, Laphroag scotch.
182 E Bay St.
Charleston, SC 29401

7. Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401
The Holiday Healer sets you in the holiday spirit with Ciountreau, gin, lemon juice, Lillet Blanc, and a little absinthe.
149 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401

8. Carter's Kitchen

148 Civitas St, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
The restaurant adds warmth to their housemade hot apple cider with Sea Island spiced rum and cozy apple jack brandy.
148 Civitas St
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

9. Stars Rooftop

495 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Bartenders at the restaurant experiment with their homemade eggnog every holiday season. This year expect a festive fig and cherry compote and fruit infused bourbons to make their way into the classic drink.
495 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

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