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21 Ways to Drink Your Way through the Holidays in Vegas

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgThe holidays provide the inspiration for bartenders across Vegas to come up with creative ways to fill a glass with holiday cheer. Whether the inspiration comes from spicy pumpkin, peppermint, eggnog or more, there's certainly a cocktail with your name on it for the holidays. Here are 21 options.

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Andrea's

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Andrea’s opens in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and debuts the Red Velvet Chocolate Martini. The cocktail is made with Zing red velvet flavored vodka and Marie Brizard Chocolate Royale served in a martini glass rimmed with raspberry powder and cocoa nibs. Photo: Julian Gonzales

D.Vino Italian Food and Wine Bar

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Just for the holidays, D.Vino is featuring the Tis The Season candy cane martini.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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Through the end of the month, Fleming’s is serving up the Haute Holiday and Merry Mint Spice. The Haute Holiday ($10.95) comes with Quay Elysim (a Muscat dessert wine), Germain Elderflower Liqueur and Mionetto Prosecco in a champagne flute garnished with a Luxardo cherry. The Merry Mint Spice ($11.95) mixes Gentleman Jack with Domaine de Canton and POM juice with aromatic muddled mint leaves and simple syrup, shaken and served on the rocks.

Holsteins Shakes and Buns

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Just for the holidays, Holsteins is featuring the Candy Cane Shake made with Peppermint Schnapps, peppermint syrup and mini candy canes for $11.

Hyde Bellagio

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Hyde Bellagio has four new cocktails available for the holidays. The Rock and Rye is an adaptation of a once-common liqueur traceable to the pre-Prohibition era. Created in-house by allowing rock candy, cloves, spices and winter citrus fruits to mull in Old Overholt Rye for more than a month, this smooth and flavorful infusion is served on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass. The Snowflake uses a splash of liquid nitrogen sweetened by Malibu Rum. The drink is served in a glass frosted by freshly fallen coconut snowflakes. The Ponce di Granada features lychee liquor for a sweet twist with Le Grand Saint Sparkling Vodka, an effervescent liquor also known as the champagne of vodkas, making an appearance. Hyde also has Iced Irish Coffee with Jameson Irish Whiskey and Illy brand espresso blended over ice in a traditional mug with a mint whipped cream.

The Ice Rink at Boulevard Social Club

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The new ice skating rink at the Cosmopolitan is featuring the Cocoa Spice made with Montecristo 12 Year Rum, Buttershots, vanilla and hot chocolate.

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa

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All of the bars at the JW Marriott will have the Candy Cane Martini for the holidays.

Lawry's The Prime Rib

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Lawry’s is featuring the Gingerbread Man made with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Butterscotch Schnapps and Goldshlager, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg for $12. The restaurant also has the Baked Apple Pie Martini with Smirnoff Whipped Vodka, Apple Cider and Apple Pucker with a dash of Apple Bitters, shaken with fresh whipped cream and served in a brown sugar rimmed martini glass for $12.

Minus5 Ice Bar

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New for the holidays is Terry Fator's Darth Fator Christmas cocktail, a blend of Skyy Vodka, dark crème de cacoa and Gaetano Hazelnut Liqueur served in Minus5 ice glasses for $12.

Postrio Bar & Grill

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Postrio is one of the Wolfgang Puck restaurants offer the Egg Nog Martini for the holidays. The drink is made with Myers’s Dark Rum, Hennessy VS Cognac, heavy cream, egg and fresh nutmeg. Photo: Chelsea McManus

Rhumbar

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Just for the holidays, Rhumbar has the Apple Cobbler made with Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, apples, ground cinnamon, simple syrup, lime juice and Sprite completed with an apple slice garnish.

Round Bar

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Nab the creme brulee martini at the Round Bar at the JW Marriott.

Sugar Factory

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The Peppermint Patty Martini is made with Three Olives Chocolate Vodka, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur and Rumple Minze and priced at $10.

Sushi Roku

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Just for the holidays, Sushi Roku has its own take on milk and cookies. The drink features vodka, butterscotch schnapps, Amaretto cream, organic maple syrup, a gingerbread cookie and cinnamon nutmeg crust.

Look for the Winter White Mint-tini at Tabü. The drink combines Frangelico, Rumplemintz and cream in a martini glass, garnished with cinnamon. Also available, the Red Apple Shandy with Jameson Irish Whiskey, Disaronno Amaretto, Apple Pucker, lime juice, cranberry juice and cloves and the Pumpkin Patch with vanilla vodka, Tuaca, Frangelico and cream.

Tender Steak & Seafood

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Tender is serving up a Pumpkin Pie Martini made with Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice Liqueur, Captain Morgan rum, vanilla vodka, pumpkin pie mix, half and half and simple syrup for $12.

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant and Bar

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Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar is featuring a Coconut Eggnog Martini for the holidays.

Trevi Italian Restaurant

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Just for the holidays, Trevi has the Happy Hollytini for $9. The frosty candy cane-inspired martini features vanilla vodka, Peppermint schnapps and Bailey’s. The cocktail is swirled with a red stripe made of white chocolate and rimmed with crushed peppermint candy.

VDKA opens Dec. 28 and already the vodka bar has a lineup of drinks that includes the Mayan. The drink combines Stoli Salted Karamel Vodka, Agwa Coca Herbal Liqueur, Schonauer Apfel Liqueur and apple juice with a dehydrated apple wheel floating atop. Photo: Julian Gonzales

Venetian and Palazzo

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Just for the Winter in Venice celebration at the Venetian and Palazzo comes the Gondolier Blanco. The drink features white chocolate liqueur, white creme de menthe, white creme de cocoa, white chocolate syrup and cream. The drink, for $12, comes in a candy cane-rimmed martini glass.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

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Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, along with all of Puck’s Vegas restaurants, has the Drunken Pumpkin for the holidays. The drink is made with Stoli Vanil Vodka, Kahlua, light Crème de Cacao, pumpkin puree, fresh nutmeg and pumpkin spice. Photo: Chelsea McManus

Andrea's

Andrea’s opens in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and debuts the Red Velvet Chocolate Martini. The cocktail is made with Zing red velvet flavored vodka and Marie Brizard Chocolate Royale served in a martini glass rimmed with raspberry powder and cocoa nibs. Photo: Julian Gonzales

D.Vino Italian Food and Wine Bar

Just for the holidays, D.Vino is featuring the Tis The Season candy cane martini.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Through the end of the month, Fleming’s is serving up the Haute Holiday and Merry Mint Spice. The Haute Holiday ($10.95) comes with Quay Elysim (a Muscat dessert wine), Germain Elderflower Liqueur and Mionetto Prosecco in a champagne flute garnished with a Luxardo cherry. The Merry Mint Spice ($11.95) mixes Gentleman Jack with Domaine de Canton and POM juice with aromatic muddled mint leaves and simple syrup, shaken and served on the rocks.

Holsteins Shakes and Buns

Just for the holidays, Holsteins is featuring the Candy Cane Shake made with Peppermint Schnapps, peppermint syrup and mini candy canes for $11.

Hyde Bellagio

Hyde Bellagio has four new cocktails available for the holidays. The Rock and Rye is an adaptation of a once-common liqueur traceable to the pre-Prohibition era. Created in-house by allowing rock candy, cloves, spices and winter citrus fruits to mull in Old Overholt Rye for more than a month, this smooth and flavorful infusion is served on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass. The Snowflake uses a splash of liquid nitrogen sweetened by Malibu Rum. The drink is served in a glass frosted by freshly fallen coconut snowflakes. The Ponce di Granada features lychee liquor for a sweet twist with Le Grand Saint Sparkling Vodka, an effervescent liquor also known as the champagne of vodkas, making an appearance. Hyde also has Iced Irish Coffee with Jameson Irish Whiskey and Illy brand espresso blended over ice in a traditional mug with a mint whipped cream.

The Ice Rink at Boulevard Social Club

The new ice skating rink at the Cosmopolitan is featuring the Cocoa Spice made with Montecristo 12 Year Rum, Buttershots, vanilla and hot chocolate.

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa

All of the bars at the JW Marriott will have the Candy Cane Martini for the holidays.

Lawry's The Prime Rib

Lawry’s is featuring the Gingerbread Man made with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Butterscotch Schnapps and Goldshlager, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg for $12. The restaurant also has the Baked Apple Pie Martini with Smirnoff Whipped Vodka, Apple Cider and Apple Pucker with a dash of Apple Bitters, shaken with fresh whipped cream and served in a brown sugar rimmed martini glass for $12.

Minus5 Ice Bar

New for the holidays is Terry Fator's Darth Fator Christmas cocktail, a blend of Skyy Vodka, dark crème de cacoa and Gaetano Hazelnut Liqueur served in Minus5 ice glasses for $12.

Postrio Bar & Grill

Postrio is one of the Wolfgang Puck restaurants offer the Egg Nog Martini for the holidays. The drink is made with Myers’s Dark Rum, Hennessy VS Cognac, heavy cream, egg and fresh nutmeg. Photo: Chelsea McManus

Rhumbar

Just for the holidays, Rhumbar has the Apple Cobbler made with Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, apples, ground cinnamon, simple syrup, lime juice and Sprite completed with an apple slice garnish.

Round Bar

Nab the creme brulee martini at the Round Bar at the JW Marriott.

Sugar Factory

The Peppermint Patty Martini is made with Three Olives Chocolate Vodka, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur and Rumple Minze and priced at $10.

Sushi Roku

Just for the holidays, Sushi Roku has its own take on milk and cookies. The drink features vodka, butterscotch schnapps, Amaretto cream, organic maple syrup, a gingerbread cookie and cinnamon nutmeg crust.

Tabú

Look for the Winter White Mint-tini at Tabü. The drink combines Frangelico, Rumplemintz and cream in a martini glass, garnished with cinnamon. Also available, the Red Apple Shandy with Jameson Irish Whiskey, Disaronno Amaretto, Apple Pucker, lime juice, cranberry juice and cloves and the Pumpkin Patch with vanilla vodka, Tuaca, Frangelico and cream.

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Tender Steak & Seafood

Tender is serving up a Pumpkin Pie Martini made with Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice Liqueur, Captain Morgan rum, vanilla vodka, pumpkin pie mix, half and half and simple syrup for $12.

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant and Bar

Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar is featuring a Coconut Eggnog Martini for the holidays.

Trevi Italian Restaurant

Just for the holidays, Trevi has the Happy Hollytini for $9. The frosty candy cane-inspired martini features vanilla vodka, Peppermint schnapps and Bailey’s. The cocktail is swirled with a red stripe made of white chocolate and rimmed with crushed peppermint candy.