For those clients that enjoy such things, this post is for you. The holiday season is here and what better way to celebrate than with a creative winter cocktail at one of Eagle’s amazing local restaurants.
- Coyne’s. Buddy the elf fans are sure to love Coyne’s seasonal favorite, the Mr. Narwhal. Featuring Coyne’s own Private Label Vodka, the Mr. Narwhal cocktail includes lime juice and cinnamon-vanilla and almond syrups before being finished off with a Proletariat Malbec float. They also have a number of hot cocktails to thaw you out this winter. The “Peanut Butter Delight” is naughty and nice at the same time, blending Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Godiva Chocolate liqueur, coffee, and cream. Buddy would be right at home at Coyne’s, an inviting place whose service and atmosphere are built around a great menu, interesting conversation, and making quality connections.
- Crave. With hand-made seasonal ingredients and a contemporary atmosphere that still feels cozy, Crave is a new spin on the classic dining experience. Their character comes through in the menu, featuring hand-cut meats and fish, fresh bread and pasta made in-house, and artisan-crafted cocktails. Take the New Fashioned, for example. This update on the timeless cocktail features Evan Williams Single Barrel, maple syrup, Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters. Crave also promises a Moscow Mule unlike any other, as guests take their pick of Uncle Ed’s Damn Good vodka, Espolon tequila, Wild Turkey 101 bourbon, or Gosling’s Black Seal rum to anchor the drink. Top it all off with a menu that highlights many local proprietors, you can’t go wrong at Crave!
- Bardenay. Bardenay was the first restaurant distillery in the country, allowing them to provide a full-service restaurant with hand-crafted cocktails made from liquors distilled on-site. With classics, dessert libations, warmers, and an entire section dedicated to gin and those who love it, their sweeping cocktail list is sure to have something for you. The house favorite Ginger Rum cocktail is Bardenay at it’s best, featuring their own Ginger Spiced Rum, a dash of vanilla, triple sec, and fresh-pressed sweet and sour, served with a ginger sugar rim. One would be hard (and fresh) pressed to find a better holiday drink than the Bardenay Peppermint Patty, a warm cocktail with Rumpleminze peppermint schnapps, Godiva chocolate liqueur, hot chocolate, and fresh cream.
- Rembrandts. A neighborhood gem located in a former church, Rembrandts has the charm and character to give it the feel of a true community space. Pairing that with dynamic menus for each meal of the day, Rembrandts is an absolute staple. They have you covered for all the classic cocktails, but you can also treat yourself to a signature breakfast cocktail to go with your Salmon Benedict. Give the Bartender’s Coffee a try, with Crown Royal, Five Farms Irish Cream, Patron XO coffee liqueur and a double shot of espresso, served on the rocks. Or perhaps it’s Hot Toddy Thyme, with Pendleton, fresh lemon juice, and a house-made honey thyme simple syrup. Take a friend (or make a friend!) at Happy Hour for Buy-One-Get-One cocktails!
Festive drinks are such a fun way to enjoy the season, and these Eagle creations won’t disappoint. If you ever have questions about the valley or are looking for local recommendations (or have one to share!) feel free to give me a call! I love getting to know more people in my community!
Alei has lived in Eagle, Idaho since the town had a few hundred residents and her Mom was the city’s Mayor when many of the current subdivisions were first developed. Away from work, you will find Alei spending time with her 5 kids and most likely watching a baseball game somewhere in the Treasure Valley.