• Winter Cocktails in Hoboken + Jersey City You *MUST* Try

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    When the weather outside is frightful, it’s usually time for a cocktail. Luckily Jersey City and Hoboken have plenty of places with delicious winter cocktail options to warm you right up. Time to get your festive apertif buzz on, and check out some of our favorite Hoboken and Jersey City spots for winter cocktails:

    The Archer {176 Newark Ave. Jersey City} 

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    Known namely for its cocktails {the surname of the restaurant is, after all, Cocktails & Refuge}, the Archer offers plenty of choices for libations, including the Afterall {which contains Applejack, peach liqueur and lemon}; or the Cher Ami {with tequila, grapefruit, lime, cinnamon syrup and lavender bitters}. Nosh on some sandwiches or small plates {including duck poutine ftw} while you sip.

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    Kolo Klub {1422 Grand St. Hoboken}

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    The mixologists at Kolo Klub provide lots of fun things to sip on while enjoying their repertoire of “eclectic entertainment,” which includes burlesque shows and a variety of musicians from time to time. Check out the Old Fashioned {bourbon or rye, sugar, Agnostura and orange bitters} or Daisies {tequila, cinnamon, blackberry, lime, peach liqueur and egg white}, and promptly follow it with making a snow angel {or in lieu of snow, skipping down the streets singing “fa-la-la-la-la” will suffice}.

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    Mathew’s Food & Drink {351 Grove St. Jersey City}

    @mathewsfoodanddrink

    Featuring late-day breakfast and some seriously original and appetizing dinner eats {black garlic mac & cheese is TDF here}, Mathew’s has some great beverage options to get you in the jingle bell mood. Check out the Johnny Apple Cedar {with apple liqueur, cinnamon syrup, baked apple bitters and smoked cedar}, and the Mat-hattan {complete with vermouth and walnut liqueur}, and maybe put the ’80s Glam cocktail on your list too, just because it contains foam and edible glitter {yes, it’s true}.

    LITM {140 Newark Ave. Jersey City}

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    Cozy up to LITM’s large bar that spans the entire length of this eatery and feast on some yummy dishes including several varieties of customizable mac’n’cheese and delicious small plates. Pair your meal with a Spiced Apple Old Fashioned {apple cinnamon ginger-infused whiskey made in-house with muddled orange, maraschino cherry, and bitters}. Another great option is the Rye Roller with Bulleit Rye, Meletti Amaro {a liqueur with hints of violet, saffron and caramel} and bitters.

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    Stewed Cow {400 Adams St. Hoboken}

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    Featuring the “infamous” $20 brunch {which includes a muffin, appetizer, 2 cocktails AND an entrée}, you will find no shortage of cocktails at this Hoboken eatery, in addition to a seriously impressive whiskey list. Check out the Prohibition Pig with bacon bourbon, apple liqueur, lemon and maple; or Cousin Eddy’s Spring Water with Deep Eddy peach vodka, Wasmund whisky {manufactured with malt that has been dried using apple and cherry wood for a smoky flavor}, fresh lime, maple and a bourbon sugar rim.

    Hoboken Turtle Club {936 Park Ave. Hoboken}

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    It should come as no surprise that the cocktails here are on point, considering the Turtle Club uses fresh ingredients in everything they make – HG recommends the Smoked Old Fashioned with Medley Brothers bourbon, simple syrup, and Agnostura plus house-made orange bitters in a maple smoked glass OR The Elder Statesman with Misunderstood Ginger-spiced whiskey, Earl Grey-infused syrup and mint. For gin or vodka lovers, also check out the cranberry mule with ginger beer and lime!

     

    Just a few of the cozy winter-inspired drinks to get you in the festive spirit. What’s your favorite cold-weather cocktail?

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    Lauren originally hails from Nutley, NJ but is happy and proud to have called Bayonne her hometown for the past 5 years, where she can always find a beautiful park to walk or run in and a great place to eat. Lauren has a deep appreciation for a good bar, a great glass of red wine, and good food, and often frequents Jersey City for dining, where she worked for 4 years. Now working in NYC, Lauren still gets her Jersey City fix on the weekends or after work, and then goes back to her apartment where she lives with her husband, a Bayonne native, and her awesome kitty, Lola. You can also find her at yoga class in Jersey City or Hoboken, writing, or reading {and continually running out of space for all of her books} in her spare time.


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