Catching up with loved ones over a festive cocktail or two is a great way to celebrate the holidays while also keeping warm! If you’re not sure where to get your booze on this Christmas, check out these holiday-inspired cocktails in Austin. Go grab a drink and be merry!

Contigo, a ranch to table restaurant in Austin, features a special hot toddies menu during the holidays. Rotating throughout the season, there’s always something new to try such as the Teacher’s Pet, made of applejack brandy, apple cider, and cinnamon.

One of downtown Austin’s most beloved spots for a cocktail, Geraldine's offers a seasonal cocktail menu stacked with delicious options. Some of our favorites are the warming Willie’s Cup (High west double rye whiskey, hemp seed milk, and sage) and 24 Carat Magic (Tito’s vodka, carrot juice, canton ginger, tamarind, lemon, and mole bitters).

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Stay Gold, a trendy spot on the east side, is the perfect place to grab a cocktail on a cold winter day with options such as spiked hot chocolate and Irish coffee. Toaster, a food truck parked outside the bar, is an awesome choice to grab a bite after a couple of drinks.

The Townsend Austin offers an extensive menu of wine, beer, specialty cocktails, classic cocktails, and bar snacks. With a daily happy hour until 7 PM, this is a great spot to get together with a group of friends for the holidays! Don’t forget to try their eggnog, full of absinthe, cognac, and Becherovka.

This bar pays tribute to Christmas movies in the form of cocktails, and what’s more festive than your favorite holiday flick? Better yet, all of Icenhauer's drinks are made with fresh ingredients. The You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out cocktail, a reference from The Christmas Story is made with candy cane infused chocolate vodka (yum!) and Bailey’s Irish Cream liquor.

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If you’re in the mood for a Christmas cocktail (or a few!) don’t miss out on this list of the best holiday-inspired cocktails in Austin. Whether it’s grabbing a quick drink with a friend, the company work party, or a drinking competition with your family, these bars are the perfect place to kick back and let loose this holiday season.

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