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Spice Up Your Holiday Cocktails

With over two million lights, Santa Claus, carnival rides and kettle corn, it's easy to think that the Austin Trail of Lights is geared towards only the kids. Not so fast! There’s plenty to do for the adults around here! With live music, local food trucks, endless photo opps and multiple bars along the Trail, grownups can have just as much fun at the Trail as children. And what better way to do that than with some signature Trail of Lights Holiday cocktails? Get ready to tag those food photos on Instagram, because the cocktail menu at the Trail of Lights is sure to bring some holiday spirit and cheer!

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Spiked Hot Apple Cider

Around this time of year – when the temperature starts to drop – there’s no better way to stay warm than a cup of Hot Apple Cider. And with that extra splash of Tito's Vodka, this staple of the holiday season will warm you right up.

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Tito's Christmas Favorite

Though the calendar says December, that doesn't always mean that it feels like Christmas here in Austin. On those warmer winter nights, a refreshing way to celebrate is with Tito's Christmas Favorite – a classic vodka soda with a holiday twist – some lime juice and cranberry puts you right in that Christmas state of mind.

Orange Hot Apple Cider

When one cup of hot apple cider is not enough, you just have to have another. Venture down to Arctic Point and mix it up with a citrus twist on the classic holiday cider at our brand new container bar, Donner’s Depot. Deep Eddy's Orange Vodka spikes some interest – infusing flavors of that classic stocking stuffer – the orange.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Nothing goes together quite like cocoa and Candy Canes! While the little ones are enjoying their cocoa, liven yours up with a shot of peppermint schnapps. Mmmm…

Hot Toddy

After an hour or so on the Trail, the cold may begin to get to you. Cheeks get all rosy and that buurrrr has you huddling together for warmth. Stop off at the Peppermint Pub in the middle of Zilker Village for a classic Hot Toddy to warm the soul – with whiskey, lemon, and honey to fight off that winter chill.

During your visit to the Trail of Lights, be sure to stop by one (or all) of the three bars – Kringle's Kantina, Donner's Depot and Peppermint Pub – along the Trail for these signature Trail of Lights cocktails, available for those over the age of 21.