One of my new favorite holiday traditions that I have adopted from my Irish mother-in-law is that act of going out for a “Christmas drink”. Going out for a Christmas drink doesn’t necessarily happen at night. Actually, the best Christmas drinks happen smack in the middle of the day. And since it’s in honor of Christmas, it brings a newfound elegance to daytime drinking.
So what is a proper “Christmas Drink”? It’s something festive like a Peppermint Hot Chocolate, an Irish Whiskey, a Baileys on the rocks, Champagne or possibly some seasonal brews. Let’s be honest – it can really be anything you want but putting the holiday spin on it seems to make the whole experience a little more authentic.
There are a lot of great bars in Boston to tie one on in the afternoon. Here are a few of my classic favorites:
Cheers to Christmas!