Spirt of Philadelphia First Friday 2017 Leaderboard

Where to Find Holiday Cocktails on a Winter Trip to the Shore

by Robin Shreeves on Dec 9, 2015 in Roundups

If you’re heading down the Jersey Shore this holiday season, some of the best year-round restaurants are serving up seasonal cocktails to help you celebrate. Here’s a roundup of drinks from some of Southern New Jersey’s best shore towns to hit during the colder months.
 
Located at The Virginia Hotel in Cape May, The Ebbitt Room is celebrating the holiday season with The Virginia Cosmopolitan for $12. The festive cocktail (pictured above) features vodka, lime juice, Cointreau, and muddled cranberries and is garnished with a lime wheel, sugared cranberries, and a spruce sprig for the ultimate holiday touch.
 
The Ebbitt Room’s Bar and Lounge opens daily at 4 PM for cocktails and serves small plates, appetizers, and desserts from 5 PM. Happy Hour begins is Monday through Friday 4–6 PM, and includes half priced beer and wine by the glass. Dinner is served in the dining room starting at 5 PM. (25 Jackson St., Cape May; 609-884-5700)

Diamond Beach’s Marie Nicole’s Grill ushers in the holidays with Santa’s Little Helper ($14). A generous pour of Rose’s Single Batch Bourbon is shaken with Laird’s Applejack and sweet vermouth and then strained into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnished with a cinnamon stick and orange twist.  

Marie Nicole’s is open in the cooler months Thursday through Sunday starting at 5 PM. Happy Hour is daily from 5–7 PM. (9510 Pacific Ave., Wildwood Crest; 609-522-5425)
The Brown Room
Just a couple blocks away from The Ebbitt Room is The Brown Room in Congress Hall. This 1930s inspired cocktail bar celebrates the season with a Smoked S’mores Martini (pictured above) at $11. This seasonal martini mixes vanilla infused vodka, smoked Smirnoff Caramel Vodka, Traders Chocolate Liqueur, and toasted almond syrup and is served in a glass with a crushed cinnamon toast crunch rim topped with mini marshmallows.
 
The Brown Room is open Monday–Thursday 5 PM–12 AM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM–1 AM, and Sunday 11 AM–12 AM. Small plates are available Sunday–Wednesday from 5–9 PM. (251 Beach Ave., Cape May; 609-884-8421)
 
This tequila bar at Harrah’s Resort celebrates with its creation the ‘Making Spirits Bright’ Breakfast Margarita ($10). Kale leaves, cucumber, lime, a granny smith apple, ginger, mint, and pineapple juice are all pureed and strained before silver tequila and coconut liqueur are added. This refreshingly bright margarita is then garnished with cucumber, mint sprigs, and chile-lime salt.
 
Brunch is served on Saturdays from 12–4 PM. The Bar opens at 5 PM Sunday, Wednesday–Friday, and 12 PM on Saturday. Happy Hour is Wednesday– Friday 5–7 PM. (777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City, 609-441-5747)
 
Sammy D’s
At Harrah’s Resort, Sammy D’s is serving up a Winter Wonderland (pictured right) in a glass for $12. The Winter Wonderland is vanilla vodka, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, Licor 43, and candy cane syrup served “up” in a martini glass lined with chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream and holiday sprinkles.
 
Sammy D’s is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7 AM–2 PM and 5–11 PM, Tuesday 7 AM–2 PM, Friday and Saturday 7 AM–1 AM, and Sunday 7 AM–11 PM. (777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City; 609-441-5402)
 
This speakeasy at Atlantic City Bottle Company has a Cinnamon Crème Pie cocktail for the season also priced at $12. Fireball, Fugu Horchata Cinnamon, vanilla vodka, and half and half are shaken well, served on the rocks, and finished with a sprinkle of cinnamon and star anise. We recommend leaving this out with Santa’s cookies this year instead of milk.
 
The Iron Room is open Tuesday–Thursday 3–10 PM, Friday 3 PM–2 AM, Saturday 3–11 PM, and Sunday again from 3–10 PM. Daily Happy Hour specials run from 3–6:30 PM. (648 N Albany Ave., Atlantic City; 609-348-6400)

Virginian Cosmopolitan and Smoked S'mores Martini photos by Aleksey Photography

Tags: Cocktails, Holiday, Spirits
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
2SP to Release Alternative Facts Blonde Stout

2SP to Release "Alternative Facts" Blonde Stout

Delaware County's 2SP Brewing has released 'Alternative Facts,' a blonde stout made with vanilla and coffee beans, throughout the Philadelphia area....read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 23, 2017
This Bartender Made Real-Life Versions of Cocktails from 'The Simpsons'

This Bartender Made Real-Life Versions of Cocktails from 'The Simpsons'

Have you ever dreamt of trying a cocktail only seen before in a cartoon, like the 'Flaming Homer' from The Sim...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Mar 23, 2017
Behind the Bar: Camille Ralph Vidal, Global Brand Ambassador for St. Germain

Behind the Bar: Camille Ralph Vidal, Global Brand Ambassador for St. Germain

In this installment of Behind the Bar, we were lucky enough to interview Madame St. Germain herself, Camille V...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Mar 23, 2017
SPONSORED
Skybrunch Rectanlge Ad
Things No One Asked For: Prosecco-Flavored Nail Polish

Things No One Asked For: Prosecco-Flavored Nail Polish

If you're the kind of alcoholic who needs to have booze on your person at all times, Groupon has just the product for you: prosecco-flavored nail poli...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Mar 22, 2017
The Sobro Refrigerator Coffee Table Means You Never Need to Get Up Again

The Sobro Refrigerator Coffee Table Means You Never Need to Get Up Again

A recent IndieGoGo campaign has resulted in a coffee table with everything you could want: the Sobro Refrigera...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 22, 2017
Check Out These Can't Miss Philly Wine Week Events, March 19-26

Check Out These Can't Miss Philly Wine Week Events, March 19-26

Philly Wine Week is in full swing from Sunday, March 19 through Sunday, March 26. Here are some of the can't miss events this week, featuring awesome ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 20, 2017
Drink Locally at the First Annual Pennsylvania Spirits Convention, March 23

Drink Locally at the First Annual Pennsylvania Spirits Convention, March 23

On Thursday, March 23, Philadelphians will have the chance to drink local at the first ever Pennsylvania Spiri...read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 18, 2017
Cold Brew Hard Coffee is Coming to Stores in May

Cold Brew Hard Coffee is Coming to Stores in May

Soon, you'll be able to enjoy cold brew coffee with the alcohol percentage of a strong beer with Bad Larry's Cold Hard Coffee. ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 17, 2017
 The Rittenhouse Hotel & Lacroix are Hosting a Ruinart Champagne Dinner, March 23

The Rittenhouse Hotel & Lacroix are Hosting a Ruinart Champagne Dinner, March 23

Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel, one of Philadelphia's premier fine-dining establishments, is hosting a Ruina...read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 17, 2017
Enjoy All-American Spirits at the Pennsylvania Spirits Convention & the American Whiskey Convention, March 23 & 24

Enjoy All-American Spirits at the Pennsylvania Spirits Convention & the American Whiskey Convention, March 23 & 24

Philadelphia is welcoming two incredible spirit conventions back to back - specifically, the Pennsylvania Spir...read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 17, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close