'Tis the season for delicious winter drinks! And Oxford's locally-owned bars and restaurants have a range to choose from. How about a Kentucky Maple Mule? Or maybe a Betty White Russian with Irish cream? And warm-up with a Special Hot Chocolate! The list of festive flavors is endless and sure to warm you right up.
Almost all of the businesses on the list are part of the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA), which means you can take these decadent holiday drinks to go! We suggest getting a warm drink in a DORA cup and then walking around uptown to enjoy all the twinkling lights or having seat in one of the igloos.
Due to winter break and COVID, business hours are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead before venturing out to make sure businesses are open during the hours you plan on visiting!
When you think of Church Street Social, you probably think of Trivia Night, delicious bites, and fun special events. This winter you'll also be thinking of their seasonal drinks, of which they have quite a few.
Betty White Russian (in honor of the late Betty White) it’s vanilla vodka & Irish Cream. Jack Frost Mule is vodka, ginner beer, and blue curacao. For your Instagrammable photo get their Northern Lights! It’s vodka soda in a light-up glass. The menu also includes Snow- Rita (tequila, triple sec, lime juice) which will give you the feel of sitting on a beach. But if you are one to embrace the cold, snowing days try their Winter White Cosma which is cranberry vodka and white cranberry juice.
Gaslight Brewhouse not only offers a wide selection of holiday drinks but a back patio with firepits on which to enjoy them! Make sure to call ahead for availability.
This season their drinks include an Apple Cranberry Spiced Sangria, a White Christmas Margarita, a Poinsettia Cocktail, a Kentucky Maple Mule, and an Apple Jax.
Looking for something for the little ones? Try the Son of a Nutcracker Elf Shake, a peppermint shake topped with whip cream and gumdrops.
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Who doesn't adore cozy, locally-owned coffee houses? Kofenya is a favorite to both Miami University students and residents alike, and this year they're keeping everyone extra toasty with a selection of warm-you-up cocktails:
Lumberjacked: black coffee, maple syrup, and Jameson
Nutella Nightcap: Mocha latte with Frangelico’s
Hot chocolate with Bailey’s, Jameson, and Frangelico’s
Sorriso Osteria & Bar is the new kid on the block and we couldn't be more excited about them! With a fun and fresh selection of pizza, grilled sandwiches, and tiramisu for dessert, what's not to love?
This season they're offering some additional menu items that include their specialty drink, the Cafe Sorriso, a chocolate hazelnut coffee. You can also order a variety of other coffee cocktails and a spiked peppermint hot chocolate cocktail topped with a generous amount of marshmallows.
Left Field Tavern
Left Field Tavern, nestled right in the corner next to the Enjoy Oxford office uptown, is a go-to place for pub grub. Wings, burgers, and the best-toasted ravioli you've ever had! Debuting for Chocolate Meltdown and staying for winter is the Bourbon Cream Hot Chocolate (that will warm you up for sure!).
This winter LFT is also offering the classic Hot Toddy, a cookies & cream martini, a cinnamon & apple martini, and Miami Ice cocktails.