Cheers! 7 Sips for Holiday Partying, New Year’s, Bowl Games & More

by The Elves at Texas Lifestyle Magazine on December 17, 2018 in Food+Drink, Drink, Gift Guides, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio,
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Looking for the perfect cocktail for a holiday shindig, New Year’s or even a bowl game viewing party? Check out where to find them, recipes to concoct them at home plus a fun twist on room service from Austin’s Four Seasons Hotel.

Mattie’s 1965 Milk Punch

The perfect holiday alternate to eggnog, boasting a decadent and much beloved family recipe with a unique legacy. A star of Mattie’s signature holiday brunches, the punch consists of sweet vanilla cream, aged Kentucky bourbon, VSOP cognac, Jamaican rum, and nutmeg.

Playa Real Take on Bramble (Click photo for recipe)

Austin-based 100% blue agave, 80-proof, triple-distilled Playa Real tequila is available in Premium Silver, or two fruit-infused options, Pineapple and Mandarin. Just shy of a year in, these award-winning spirits shine in festive cocktail recipes.

Mi Dia From Scratch’s The Mistletoe (Click photo for recipe)

Hello to silver bells and twinkling lights! Mi Dia From Scratch is welcoming the holiday season at all three Dallas-area locations with The Mistletoe martini. (No requirement to kiss anyone when ordering!)


Fort Worth-based BLK EYE vodka is a great way for superstitious drinkers to enjoy their black eyed peas on New Year’s Day, ensuring prosperity for the following year. This artisan cocktail-friendly vodka is 22-times distilled, has a smoothly subtle grain-to-glass taste, and is certainly a new way to work in that holiday food tradition with fewer calories and a little more fun!

Seersucker Smooch (Click photo for recipe)

Made with San Antonio’s own Seersucker Southern Style Gin, St. Germain, aperol, lemon juice, a dash of Peychaud’s bitters and finished with your choice of bubbly—-perfect for New Year’s Eve.

Desert Door Tia Kina (Click photo for recipe)

Made with only three ingredients: wild sotol, yeast, and purified natural Texas water, sip Desert Door sotol at the Driftwood distillery and tasting room. Or, celebrate at home with a cocktail that perfectly showcases this Texas native’s complexity and versatility.

Four Seasons Margarita Cart

A custom margarita made in the comfort of your hotel room? Now there’s a button for that. The Margarita Cart service at Four Seasons Hotel Austin brings one of Texas’ favorite beverages straight to you with the simple push of a Margarita button on the in-room phone. Once the cart and its talented bartender come knocking, you can concoct your own drink from an extensive menu of premium tequilas, fresh mix-ins, sweet and savoury salts and unique garnishes – all mixed and shaken (or blended) in the comfort of your room. In total, more than 500 Margarita combinations can be made.