- December 17, 2020

Toast the Season With These 10 Best Holiday Drinks in Austin


It’s finally cold enough outside to trade in those iced drinks for something a little warmer. Grab one of these cozy drinks and snuggle up with your favorite holiday classics!

Here are some of the best Holiday Drinks around town to put you in the holiday spirit!

218 W 4th Street | 1905 Aldrich Street

S’mores hot chocolate. Need we say more? Stop by any of Halcyon’s location for this tasty treat!

Cosmic Coffee and Beer
121 Pickle Road

We love Cosmic Coffee and Beer and our love for their winter menu is no different. Try their apple chai-der or any of their seasonal beverages really. Sip it on their spacious patio, which is now decorated with stunning holiday lights!

Austin Java
5404 Menchaca Road

Austin Java might only have one location open right now but it’s worth the trip for their butterscotch hot cocoa. Find their full winter menu here.

Medici Roasting
1001 West Lynn Drive | 1023 Springdale Road | 2222 B Guadalupe Street | 2401 Winsted Road | 1100 South Lamar Boulevard |804 Congress Avenue

Peppermint hot chocolate is a classic for a reason. Enjoy it with or without coffee at any of Medici’s six Austin locations. We can’t get enough of those snowflake marshmallows!

Fluff Meringues and More
4800 Burnet Road

We mentioned our love for peppermint hot chocolate but have we mentioned our love for peppermint white chocolate? Plus look at those fluffy meringues peeks! This is a must-try (and must snap a picture of)!

Mozart’s Coffee Roaster
3825 Lake Austin Boulevard

Mozart’s itself is enough to get you in the holiday spirit! They have many delicious treats but this year their hot cocoa blossoms are making headlines! Try this or one of their other countless cozy holiday drinks to-go or on their spacious scenic patio. Be sure to make a reservation if you’re hoping to catch the lights show.

Lick Honest Ice Cream
1100 South Lamar Boulevard |6555 Burnet Road | 1905 Aldrich Street

Peppermint hot chocolate with a twist! Lick Honest is taking the classic winter drink and adding ice cream to it. It’s almost like a hot chocolate float. The best part? They can make it vegan.

If you want something a little stronger this holiday season try these:

Nickel City
1133 East 11th Street

Nickel City is hosting its annual Christmas pop-up called Sippin’ Santa. You’ve got to try their blitzen bowl! It’s both delicious and instagram worthy. You can sip it alone or with a friend, your choice.

605 Davis Street

Geraldine’s is hosting a South Pole pop-up this year. They’ve brought on not just one holiday drink but an entire cocktail parade! Just the cups alone put you in the Christmas spirit. Did we mention they have a s’mores station?


1816 East 6th Street

There’s hot chocolate then there’s boozy hot chocolate. Whistler’s has brought back their famous Oaxacan hot chocolate again this year. Made with Illegal Mezcal and Grand Marnier this is one cup of good cheer you don’t want to miss.

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