'Tis the season for festive flavors like peppermint, gingerbread, eggnog and more. Toast to the holidays with creative seasonal cocktails and tasty sweet treats made by Hamilton County businesses.

Holiday Cocktails

 

 

10 West

Cicero, Indiana

The White Christmas Martini includes vanilla vodka, Godiva white chocolate liqueur and cream.

 

12.05 Distillery North

Westfield, Indiana

Try the “Not Your Grandma’s Sugar Cookie” drink with 12.05 bourbon and a special oat milk blend, topped with colored sugar. Stay tuned for the full 12.05 holiday cocktail menu, including chocolate hot buttered rum with candy cane simple syrup.

 

Aspen Creek Grill

Noblesville, Indiana

Sip on the Spirits of the Season at Aspen Creek Grill. The lineup includes Rocky Mountain Sunset, combining Makers Mark, Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire and blood orange sour; Mistletoe Margarita with cranberry juice, fresh squeezed classic margarita and Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka, garnished with mint sprig and cranberries; or the Cranberry Mule-Tide, a refreshing blend of Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka, house made sour mix and mint syrup with Q Ginger Beer.

 

Field Brewing

Westfield, Indiana

Looking for a tart, semi-sweet cocktail? Try the Union Street, made with vodka, winter pear, lemon, rhubarb and matcha.

 

 

LouVino Fishers

Fishers, Indiana

The Prohibition Apple Pie beverage includes St. George spiced pear liqueur, Old Forester bourbon, apple brandy, hot apple cider and topped with nutmeg and whipped cream.

Savor Restaurant

Carmel, Indiana

The mixologist at Savor in downtown Carmel created a Winter Spice Cranberry Mojito, perfect for sipping by the outdoor fire pits. It's a remake of a mojito consisting of house made winter spice simple syrup, fresh cranberries, fresh mint leaves, fresh squeezed lime juice, Bacardi limon and soda water.

 

Sun King Carmel
Sun King Fishers

Carmel and Fishers, Indiana

Sun King’s holiday menu is full of holiday cheer, including the Frozen Hot Cocoa adult slushie made with chocolate whiskey, bourbon cream, Sun King Cocoa Simple, dairy, whipped cream and shaved chocolate on top.

Or sip on the Whiskey Frost, featuring the new Sun King Spirits White Whiskey, clementine, orange bitters, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, ginger beer and orange swath for garnish.

If beer is more your style, order the Electric Reindeer holiday brown ale with notes of gingerbread and molasses.

 

Texy Mexy

Noblesville, Indiana

Try one of two festive margaritas at Texy Mexy. The grapefruit margarita includes tequila, triple sec, grapefruit vodka, house made simple, fresh squeezed lime, pomegranate seeds and fresh rosemary sprig. The cranberry margarita has tequila, triple sec, cranberry juice, house made simple, fresh thyme sprig and fresh cranberry garnish.

 

Holiday Desserts

 

 

9th Street Bistro

Noblesville, Indiana

Their version of a Figgy Toffee Cake is a house-made fig cake soaked in toffee sauce, topped with whipped vanilla mascarpone cream.

 

10 West

Cicero, Indiana

Save room for dessert, because you'll want to try the Peppermint Chocolate Ganache Cake, made with peppermint white chocolate mousse filling, chocolate buttercream icing and finished with chocolate ganache and crushed candy canes.

 

Choo Choo Café

Atlanta, Indiana

Visit the quaint Choo Choo Café in downtown Atlanta, Indiana for a plethora of baked goods like white chocolate mousse cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter cheesecake and buttermilk eggnog pie. They also make a “Bruffin,” a pull-apart cinnamon muffin made with brioche dough.

 

Cicero Caramel Company

Cicero, Indiana

Their sweet (and sticky) caramel concoctions include the Delectable, a milk chocolate pretzel caramel.

 

 

 

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville

Ice cream is a year-round treat, and at Handel’s you’ll find seasonal flavors like eggnog, peppermint bark and peppermint stick, which also comes in an ice cream pie.

 

Main Street Treats

Carmel, Indiana

The hand-decorated cookies from Main Street Treats are Instagram-worthy and delicious. They’re fulfilling customers’ custom orders through no-contact curbside pickup.

 

Titus Bakery and Deli

Westfield, Indiana

You know Titus for its mouthwatering spread of donuts like the classic Pershing, but they also make sweet sugar cookies for the holiday season.

 

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