We long for the days of escaping to a chintzy holiday bar draped in tinsel and good cheer, but this year we’ll have to enjoy some festive vibes at home. Before you stain your shirt pouring red wine into a pot on the stove or accidentally curdle your own eggnog, we ask this: Why not leave your cocktails to the pros?
While we can’t head to L.A.’s best holiday bars for in-person drinking, some of the city’s top beverage directors, mixologists and all-around liquid geniuses are whipping up their hyper-festive Christmas and Hanukkah drinks to-go. You might sip large-format boozy hot cocoa from a thermos, pair themed cocktails with an at-home screening of Home Alone, crack open a bottle of “vintage” nog with cookies, or mix up your own concoction thanks to an easy-to-assemble kit. Some of these spots even deliver their holiday cocktails. With these festive to-go drinks, there really is no place like home for the holidays.