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Where to Get Your Fix of Holiday Cocktails!

Christmas in New York City... the beautifully lit trees, the amazing holiday displays in store windows, the light snow that gently covers the city in a blanket of white. There's only one thing missing from this precious picture- a boozy holiday drink in your hand. If there's one thing NYC bars are known for, it's getting creative with their cocktails. So in the spirit of the season, we've scoured the city in search of the best of the best holiday cocktail creations. Ho ho ho and cheers!

This tri-level wooden gem has been known for its extensive cocktail list and menu of perfectly crafted and mouthwatering dishes. This holiday season they're mixing it up and adding three all new cocktails to their list. These aren't just your regular boozy beverages however, they are warmed just in time for that chilly NYC weather. Their Boozy Hot Chocolate is a sweet blend of Wild Turkey 81 and hot chocolate topped with raspberry sauce and their own home-made whipped cream. Their Mulled Cider is a surprisingly citrus twist to the traditional apple cider and is made with African Starr Rum and house spiced apple cider. And their house specialty Tavern 29 Hot Toddy mixes Jack Daniels Honey, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, tea, clove, and lemon to create a warm tea with a kickass punch. Try one of their specialty winter warmers today for only $10!

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Holiday Hooplah

The holidays are upon us! Take a break from that exhausting holiday shopping and enjoy this wonderful time of year by taking in a show, taking advantage of great deals, and eating your hearts out!

Gotham Burlesque Holiday Show: December 15th at 10pm, Stage 72 will play host to the sexiest ladies around. The titillating burlesque show will feature some of New York's hottest names in the biz, such as Nasty Canasta, Peekaboo Pointe, Minnie Tonka, Shelly Watson, and many more. The show will be hosted by World Famous *Bob*. Ticket prices range from $37-$49 and can be purchased here.

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Gobble Gobble: Turkey Day Feasts

With Thanksgiving exactly one week away and with NYCs obvious wine'ing and dine'ing culture we've got some perfect resto reccs for dining in or taking out your turkey dinner. Or, if you're itching to cook you're first ever holiday feast, there's even a 101 style class in our mix worth trekking to before testing your skills next Thursday. Gobble gobble!

Head to Prospect Brooklyn, a modern American restaurant on November 19th at 7pm for a Thanksgiving cooking class. The one and a half hour class will offer tips on how to prepare a traditional Turkey Day dinner by executive Chef Kyle McClelland. The class will also cover the perfect alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage pairings. Hurry up, there are only 14 spots in the class and tickets cost $60. Call (718) 596-6826 to reserve your spot. Extra: All attendees will receive a 10% discount during their next visit to Prospect.

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Satisfy Your Bourbon Craving

It's all about the bourbon this September, when we all get to celebrate National Bourbon Month. Nix your typical vodka cocktails for some strong brown spirits. We've let you know where the most innovative and delicious bourbon cocktails are served around the city, as well as DIY recipes to try on your own. Good luck and enjoy!

Lowcountry serves up a plethora of bourbon laden 'tails. Try out their Lowcountry Old Fashioned (Four Roses Bourbon, Orange, Brandy Cherry), Bourbon Dark & Stormy (Rebel Yell Bourbon, Lime, Ginger Beer, Molasses), Sazarac (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Absinthe, Orange Bitter), Triple-B (Blueberry Shrub, Buffalo Trace, Bourbon, St. Germain, Cava), Lowcountry Iced Tea (Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon, Mint, Lemon, Blackberry Shrub), Ginger Julep (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Jalapeno, Ginger, Mint, Ginger Ale), and last but not least, the Vanilla Chai Manhattan (Vanilla Chai infused Bourbon, Sweet Vermout, Brown Sugar). The Tangled Vine offers two essential bourbon cocktails, The Amsterdam Ave (1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon, Cherry Heering, Maraschino Liquor, lemon, $14) and the Collins (1792 Bourbon, lemon, club soda, $12). Northeast Kingdom in Bushwick let's patrons try out their Old Bushwick Cocktail (Jim Beam, bitters, lime, $9), while Casa Nonna makes The Tuscan (Woodford Reserve Bourbon, peach honey syrup, Marreti Biscotti liquor, bitters, $14).

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Specialty Brews and Foods at Alobar

This Thursday, Long Island City's Alobar Restaurant will be hosting their monthly beer dinner at 5:30pm.

The evening will be featuring Stoudts Brewery beers from Pennsylvania. Chef Ian Kapitan will be whipping up a splendid five course dinner to pair with five savory brews chosen by beverage manager Chess Lankford.

For the true beer connoisseurs, a Stoudts representative will be in attendance to talk about the lagers and ales in detail. The dinner is $50 per person, with $10 flights of beer also being offered.

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8 Ways to Celebrate National Daiquiri Day

In honor of National Daiquiri Day, we've rounded up some of the best rum-soaked 'tails for you to try out around good ol' NYC. From mojitos to martinis, we've got a list sure to get your whistle wet, so get ready to start drinking after work today!

Barrio 47’s Barrio Especial $14
Signature Daiquiri: Mount Gay Barbados rum infused with Lemongrass & Vanilla Bean, Passion Fruit puree & Lemon sugar

Mojito 47 $14

Santa Teresa rum, muddled cucumber, mint, lime, topped with Prosecco