When the holidays roll around, our minds turn to all manner of indulgences. We know exactly where to get holiday cocktails in Vancouver right now that are ultra decadent and perfect for the season. These boozy and Christmasy cocktails will put a smile on your face no matter how frightful the weather gets outside.

Whether you're excited for the Candy Cane Blizzard to return to DQ or you can't want to guzzle eggnog by the gallon โ€” everyone has their favourite holiday flavours that bring on all the nostalgia. 

From gingerbread and peppermint to spicy mulled wine and creamy eggnog, there is no shortage of flavours that can be combined to make festive cocktails.

Vancouverites are usually eagerly waiting for the Reflections winter patio to reopen to mark the unofficial start of the holiday cocktail season.

This year, even though Reflections is not returning, there are still a few incredible spots around the city where drinks become more than just drinks.

These cocktails are beautiful, nostalgic and most importantly, totally boozy. They're just what you need to warm you up and get you excited about the season.

Here are eight of the coziest spots in the city where you'll want to catch up over holiday cocktails with your friends this season:

YEW

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Pacific Northwest

Address: Four Seasons Hotel, 791 W Georgia St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Two words: Cog Nog. In addition to a frosty moose-shaped glass of eggnog, you can get hot buttered rum, gluvine and a Campari cocktail called Starry Night this season.


Botanist

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Pacific Northwest

Address: Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Whether you like it hot or cold, Botanist's holiday cocktail menu is a stunner this year with their own elegant twist on your favourites plus a drink called Santa's Lil Helper made with Christmas Pudding Gin. 


Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Italian 

Address: 900 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Uva's iconic creamy Christmas cocktail, the Crรจme de Vie, is sure to make spirits bright. 


WunderBAR

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Cocktails

Address: Vancouver Christmas Market, Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: This pop-up bar at the Vancouver Christmas Market is full of twinkle lights and you can sip festive hot Jรคgertee.


Notch8

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Pacific Northwest

Address: Fairmont Vancouver, 900 W Georgia St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Treat your s/o to dinner made by superstar chef Dennis Peckham and sip on a decadent festive cocktail. Try the eggnog martini and you won't be disappointed.


Lobby Lounge at Fairmont Pacific Rim

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Pacific Northwest

Address: Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Drink your way to holiday bliss with their menu that includes a Gingerbread Espresso Martini and a unique take on mulled wine.


H2 Rotisserie & Bar

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Pacific Northwest

Address: Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: The Mint To Be cocktail with peppermint schnapps has all the elements of a perfect holiday drink in one beautiful, creamy, candy-covered package. 


Papi's Seafood and Oyster Bar

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Cuisine: Seafood

Address: 1193 Denman St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Pretend it's Christmas morning on the Irish coast with the "Kerry" Christmas tradition โ€” earl grey with charred rosemary, cranberry and single malt!


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