Holiday Cocktails in Orange County

Holiday Cocktails Orange County California
The Thyme Is Now! cocktail at The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon.

Photo courtesy of Swimm Social.

The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon

Visit the upscale steakhouse to try one of their farm-inspired cocktails, such as the Mull It Over, with white wine, apple brandy, spiked cranberries, and a splash of soda; or The Thyme Is Now!, with vanilla-infused Adelita Reposado, Licor 43, blood orange, lemon, thyme, and fire tincture. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714-817-4200,


Three holiday cocktails take center stage at Harvest this season: the Purple Lotus, with Milagro tequila, hibiscus, blackberry, Cointreau, and lime juice; the Mistletoe Mule, with Ketel One vodka, grenadine, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, and ginger beer; and the Flora and Faba, with Hendrick’s gin, rosemary, Campari, sweet vermouth, lemon juice, and aqua faba. The Ranch, 31106 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949-715-1376,

The Rodeo Bar

Located inside the Rodeo 39 Public Market, the bar offers holiday cocktails through Christmas Eve, including the Silent Rye, The Gin That Stole Christmas, Mezzy Star, Partridge in a Peach Tree, and Cherry Kissmas. 12865 Beach Blvd., Stanton, 714-417-8123,

The Blind Rabbit

Pay a visit to this 32-seat speakeasy where you enter through sake barrels and exit through a bookcase. Book your reservation ahead of time to enjoy one of 14 holiday cocktails such as the Butter Pecan Old-Fashioned; the Partridge in a Pea Tree with vodka and spiced pear; the Christmapolitan with vodka, cranberry, and chai spice; and the Blind Rabbit Nog with brown butter brandy, sherry, and almond milk. 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim,

The Recess Room

Their seasonal drinks include a spiced refresher called Waiting Under the Mistletoe, with blanco tequila, Jamaican overproof rum, Agricole orange shrubb, lime, honey, cinnamon, strawberry, and sparkling apple cider; and Glogg, a hot mulled wine made with aquavit, Pinot noir, ginger, raisin, almond, lingonberry, and seasonal spices. 18380 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, 714-377-0398,

The Country Club

Have yourself a merry little Christmas margarita at The Country Club. The Peary Christmas cocktail includes Don Julio Blanco, St. George Spiced Liquor, honey, and lemon. 330 E 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949-281-2582,

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