It’s time for a serious discussion about special holiday drinks, and that means moving beyond pumpkin-spice whatever. The holiday season should be a time of good taste, so drink accordingly.
If you need a great place to do so, consider Hyde Bellagio. The stylish lounge with beautiful fountain views, which doubles as a booming nightclub, has just unleashed four new cocktails with seasonal spice. We recommend you visit between 5 and 10 p.m. to savor each of these offerings, so you’ll be fully yuled when things start to heat up.
Speaking of warmth, the Hot Toddy will soothe your soul with its Hennessy, honey and lemon combination. The Coco Latte is made with Bacardi Oakheart spiced rum, its notes of brown sugar and vanilla mingling with the cocktail’s espresso, Spanish citrus spirit Licor 43 and coconut puree. Hyde’s version of eggnog goes the classic route, mixing Makers Mark with festive accents of nutmeg and cinnamon. And the S’more is the ultimate stocking stuffer of a libation, a flavor overload of Knob Creek Rye, créme de cacao and Godiva chocolate liqueur garnished with a Licor 43 foam and a graham cracker rim. It’s basically a Christmas tree in a glass. Hyde Bellagio, 702-693-8700.