Hot chocolate. Hot cider. Hot toddy. Ho hum. Next time you belly up to the bar, order something more interesting.
RUNDOLPH IN THE SNOW, $10 at Nic’s Restaurant and Martini Lounge, Beverly Hills Mix equal parts white Godiva chocolate liqueur and Pravda vodka. Garnish with a candy cane. Our take: Oh, so that’s how he got his red nose!
CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII, $11 at the Nine Steakhouse at the Palms Resort and Casino, Las Vegas In a large glass coffee mug rimmed with sugar water, coconut shavings, and cinnamon, mix equal parts Kahlua, coconut rum, and bourbon. Fill the rest of the mug with coffee. Our take: It warms you up like a winter morning on a beach in Maui.
SUMMIT WINTER WARMER, $9.75 at the Summit restaurant at the
THE SWEET HEART, about $28 at the Plaza Athénée Hotel, Paris Equal parts Frangelico, Baileys, vanilla vodka, and hot chocolate. Our take: It’s like hot chocolate that is all grown up and has been to finishing school.
FLAMING EGGNOG, $12 at the Boa Steakhouse, Santa Monica,