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Drinks to Warm You Up This Holiday Season

As the winter months bring more chilly winter days, getting creative and finding new drink recipes is a great way to have fun while staying warm this holiday season! Wither it’s a switch-up on an old classic or you are looking to try something new, there are plenty of drinks that can remind you of the holidays while expanding your drinking pallet and keeping warm. Below are a few ideas for your next round.

Warm Orange Maple Old Fashioned

A drink that earned the name the old fashioned has stood the test of time. An orange maple old fashioned is similar to the beverage, but with a twist. Add boiling water to maple bourbon and combine with muddled sugar and bitters. Complete with a cinnamon stick garnish and an orange peel. This drink is sure to be a holiday hit and warm you up from the inside out!

Holiday Hot Toddy

A hot toddy is a classic drink that everyone should try at some point! For a holiday take on the classic bourbon hot toddy, spice things up by adding any type of holiday spiced liquor such as pumpkin or peppermint. Plus, since this drink is tea based it’s perfect to drink morning, afternoon, or night! We recommend asking your bartender what options they have for the holidays so you can try something new and bold, you will not be disappointed.

Cranberry Gin and Tonic

Grab your classic gin and tonic and add a little bit of holiday cheer by adding come cranberry juice and garnishing with a lime, mint, or rosemary. This drink is perfect for someone who would like a cold drink but does not want anything too sugary or sweet. This beverage is the perfect balance of alcohol and festive seasonal berries so you enjoy the holidays in more ways than one.

Final Thoughts

Have fun this season knowing you don’t have to stick with your typical beer or wine. These holiday cocktails are sure to bring festive flavors and help open doors for many more festive drinks this holiday season! Spice things up while staying warm by trying one of the drinks above at your local bar Johnny’s Bar & Grill.

Popular American Appetizers

Restaurants across North America serve an assortment of appetizers, which begs the question: What appetizers are the most popular on the menu? Well for starters (pun intended), we admit that these small bites are perfect when you want to snack on something before your main dish. From boneless wings to cheesy mozzarella sticks, read more to find out which American appetizers reign supreme!

Boneless Wings

Easy to eat and deliciously flavored, boneless wings are at the top of our appetizer list. You can’t go wrong with savory wings and an ice-cold beer. At American-style restaurants, there are an array of flavors to choose, such as BBQ, hot, mild, and more. This appetizer usually comes with a dipping sauce too, which complements the flavor of the wings.

Nachos

Although nachos are considered a Mexican dish, this cheesy plate has made its way onto American menus everywhere. Nachos can simply be served with melted cheese, but many restaurants are taking nachos to the extreme. Ground beef, lettuce, tomato, jalapenos, sour cream, and salsa are just some of the toppings that are found on top of nachos. They are not a “heavy” appetizer, which is why so many people enjoy nachos!

Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks are definitely an appetizer you can indulge in. They are prepared by breading the outside of a mozzarella cheese stick and deep-fried until golden. This dish is typically served with a side of warm marinara sauce. Mozzarella sticks are a staple appetizer at bars and restaurants because of the fried bits and gooey cheese, making it an optimal choice to pair with beer.

Conclusion

Do you have a favorite appetizer, maybe one that we didn’t mention in this blog? Comment down below!

Gettin’ hungry? We recommend ordering from Johnny’s Bar & Grill for dine-in, takeout, and delivery to try our famous appetizers and entrees. You can find our full menu on DoorDash. Place an order by calling (815) 626-7767. We look forward to serving you soon!