Shake It Up: Seasonal Sipping from New Jersey Mixologists

Bartenders are uncorking their creativity as never before, adding a new twist of glamour and fun to Jersey nightlife. To help usher in the holidays, we asked some of the state’s top mixologists for their favorite seasonally inspired libations. Here’s a host of tempting ways to celebrate—in moderation, of course.

Photo by Evan Sklar.

Click on the links below to view the recipe for our holiday cocktails:

Midnight Mistletoe
Created by Michael Johannesen of Watermark, Asbury Park.




Gingerbread Cookie
Created by McLoone’s Team, McLoone’s Boat House, West Orange.




Spicy Chili Margarita
Created by Eric Hennike of SM23 Bar & Lounge, Morristown.




The Poinsettia
Created by Marty Santry of Washington Inn, Cape May.




Christmas Candy Cane Pousse Café
Created by Traver Ochs of Daddy O, Brant Beach.




1796 Pumpkin Spice
Created by David Hohensee of The Turtle Club, Hoboken.




Snow White Cosmo
Created by Ted Stampoulos of Martini Bar & Bistro, Millburn.




Drunken Cranberry Mojito
Created by Nicholas Harary of Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank.




Jersey Gentleman
Created by Joe Landolfi of Upstairs, Montclair.




Ohhh Snap!
Created by Jamie Dodge of Elements, Princeton.




Candy Cane Martini
Created by Kate Graff of Lambertville Station, Lambertville.




Kolo Klub
Created by Michael Neff and Kenneth McCoy of Kolo Klub, Hoboken.




Winter Moonshine Punch
Created by Joseph San Philip and David Macy of Moonshine Supper Club, Millburn.




Tiramisu Martini
Created by Dylan Carew of Sergeantsville Inn, Sergeantsville.




Created by Dale DeGroff of Bobby Flay Steak, Atlantic City.




Scotch Sipper
Created by Eban Freeman of Due Mari, New Brunswick.




Holiday Delight
Created by Richard Spaulding of Ursino, Union.




Hot Kentucky Christmas (Hot Buttered Bourbon)
Created by Patrick Burt of Verve, Somerville.




Hot Buttered Rum
Created by Alex Valencia of Patria, Rahway.




Chef Thomas’s Glühwein
Created by Evelyn Ciszak, Thomas Ciszak and Jessica Sanders of Chakra, Paramus.




Candy Nog
Created by Francesco Palmieri of the Orange Squirrel, Bloomfield.




Oh! Hanukkah
Created by Joe Donohue and Danny Neff of the Kolo Klub, Hoboken.

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