Warm Up Your Holiday With 5 Seasonal Beverages!

Nothing says “festive” like a warm beverage in your hand while you take a break from shopping or just gaze at twinkle lights! Sip on one of these oh-so-special drinks next time you need a seasonal pick-me-up or a relaxing respite.

Marshmallow Peppermint Mocha, Caffe Tosi, St. Joseph.

Crushed candy canes sprinkled on a bed of marshmallows, floating on a chocolate-coffee pond…could there be a more perfectly holiday-inspired beverage to wrap your hand around? Caffe Tosi is our special partner on our Fun & Festive Holiday content series, and no wonder – this little spot right in downtown St. Joseph delivers seriously “warm and cozy” vibes.

Cranberry Wine, Lazy Ballerina Winery, St. Joseph and Bridgman.

Tart cranberries show their mellow side in this subtly sweet sipper that’s the perfect pairing for those big holiday meals. It also makes a fantastic mulled wine: heat up in a crockpot and add mulling spices (available at Lazy Ballerina) for a beverage that will warm you head to toe. Lazy Ballerina Winery will feature mulled Cranberry wine at Luminary in St. Joseph on Friday, November 19th.

Cocoa Cup, Iron Shoe Distillery, Niles.

Bourbon crème liqueur, hot chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne and whipped cream create a perfectly sweet and spicy union. Enjoy one of Iron Shoe’s famous burgers while you’re there!

Palace Porter, The Livery, Benton Harbor.

Beer drinkers looking for a hearty seasonal brew will love this new release from The Livery. This deep-roasted porter offers big notes of chocolate and toasted nuts – a perfect accompaniment to the colder, darker months.

Apple Crisp, Local Pour, Sawyer

Nothing warms up the stomach – and spirit – quite like whiskey. Local Pour’s boozy take on this classic Apple Crisp incorporates Coppercraft Applejack (made with Michigan apples), Heritage Apple Cider, and a cinnamon stick for even more spicy warmth. Bottoms up!

Where are your favorite places to grab a festive holiday beverage? Share in the Buy Local Berrien Facebook Group!

Our Fun & Festive Holiday Series is brought to you by Caffe Tosi in downtown St. Joseph! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, delicious specialty beverages and to-die-for treats, Caffe Tosi offers “The tastes of Italy in the heart of Michigan.” Enjoy a meal, drink, or dessert in Caffe Tosi’s festive surroundings for an extra-special holiday season!

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