Enter Clipper's Christmas wonderland this month and learn the real meaning behind 'Silly Season'.
Cocktails are the drink of December, there's something about the lead-up to Christmas that makes a fruity alcoholic concoction acceptable at any time of the day (at least that's what we tell ourselves), and Ponsonby Bar, Clipper is leaning well into this ideology.
Launching their seasonal Christmas Cocktail List, Clipper has intertwined classic holiday flavours such as chocolate orange, egg nog, pavlova, mince pies, and milk & cookies with popular liquors, complete with the sweetest mini garnishes.
Created by the talented Barney Toy, one of New Zealand's best mixologists, standouts include the Mince Pie Old Fashioned with PX sherry, Bacardi Ocho, bitters, and mince pie, and the Chocolate Orange Martini with 42BELOW vodka, chocolate & orange liqueur, and orange oils.
Or try the By Airmail consisting of Bacardi rum, Christmas spiced honey, citrus, and Prosecco, and receive a special Clipper Christmas postcard to send to a loved one or keep as a memento.
Better yet, Clipper is throwing a 12 Days Of Christmas special from the 13th to the 24th of December, serving up a limited-edition cocktail for each day. You'll only be able to try each cocktail for that one day, so make sure to choose wisely!
Of course, there'll be plenty of non-alcoholic options too – no one has to miss out on the festivities!
Well known for their extravagant efforts to make your visit magical, Clipper has not only gone all out on the drinks list but they've decked the halls with Christmas decor. Think fairy lights, Christmas wreaths, illuminated trees, and quirky knick-knacks to personalise the place.
Christmas at Clipper is open Tuesdays - Sundays from 5pm until late all the way up until Christmas Eve. Don your best Christmas sweater, it's impossible to go overboard with the festivities at Clipper this holiday season, and be sure to book your spot to avoid disappointment.