Which Christmas Cocktail You’ll Love, According To Your Favorite Holiday Movie

Al Solito Posto warms up Las Vegans this winter with five new seasonal sips

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Forget your zodiac sign, we know what cocktail you’ll love based on your favorite holiday movie. Whether your Christmas leanings are towards comedies likeElf” or tearjerkers like “It’s A Wonderful Life,” Las Vegas’ Al Solito Posto serves a festive cocktail selection offering something magical for everyone to enjoy this time of year. 

Here are five cocktails served at this Italian restaurant you’ll love based on your favorite holiday movie.

Christmas Cocktails

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

Egg Nog


“We’re going to have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas of the year,” declares a wild-eyed Clark Griswold, while on the verge of a meltdown at his chaotic family reunion. 

This iconic flick references egg nog too much not to pair it with Al Solito Posto’s adult version of Egg Nog, which features Evan Williams 1783 and Rittenhouse Rye combined with egg yolks, cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, and Lazzaroni Amaretto with an Italian touch. 

An exasperated Clark says to Cousin Eddie, “Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?”

We’ll just take the egg nog, okay Mr. Griswold.


Hot Chocolate


“Oh, it’s not a costume. I’m an elf. Well, technically, I’m a human, but I was raised by elves,” explains Buddy the Elf. His New Yorker father couldn’t believe that he just so happened to have a long lost son that was also an elf from the North Pole.

“Elf” captures the sweet and childlike wonder of Christmas, which is why nothing sounds more perfect for Buddy fans quite like a spiked Hot Chocolate. 

Al Solito Posto serves an adult version of the winter classic made with traditional hot cocoa, Fernet Branca Menta and Amaro Averna. But guests may also order an alcohol-free version, too. 

“The Holiday”

Mela Delicata


When two heartbroken ladies, one living in London and one living in California, switch houses for the holiday they unexpectedly fall in love while on Christmas vacation.

Winter season is never short on heartwarming rom-coms. Whether it’s the Hallmark movie specials or star-studded flicks like “The Holiday,” something romantic sparks around in Hollywood land this time of year. 

Al Solito Posto whips up a libation for star-crossed lovers called “Mela Delicata,” which is Italian for “delicate apple.” This seasonal sip consists of a cold mulled apple cider with spiced pear liqueur and Evan Williams 1783. 

This is the perfect match for a martini drinker, and who isn’t a martini drinker while traveling on holiday?

“It’s A Wonderful Life”

Spiced Winter Old Fashioned


“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” says Clarence, George Bailey’s guardian angel. Only after Bailey sees the world without him in it does he realize how everyone is connected by an invisible string.

Say cheers with a Spiced Winter Old Fashioned, if “It’s A Wonderful Life” is your favorite holiday film. This refreshing cocktail is mixed with Elijah Craig Bourbon, warm spices, cranberry compote, dark cherry and aromatic bitters. 

Paired perfectly with this movie’s ending, this drink will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 

“A Christmas Story”

Italian Hot Cider


Clear as day, the image of Flick’s tongue stuck to the frozen pole lives rent free in my head. I mean, Schultz did triple-dog-dare him, which no kid in Hohman, Indiana during the 80s would ever have the audacity to back down from.

This chilling idea needs Italian Hot Cider to melt away such a sticky situation. This warm bevy is made with a hot mulled cider with Pedro Ximenez, Evan Williams single barrel whiskey, orange peels, cloves, and a secret mix of other delightful spices. 

After your first sip, you’re bound to burst with excitement like Old Man Parker opening his leg lamp prize, “Aaah! ‘Fra-GEE-Lay!’ It Must Be Italian!” 

Al Posto Solito is located in Tivoli Village at 420 S. Rampart Boulevard #180. The holiday cocktails will be available through January 9 at their holiday pop-up lounge, Bar Delle Meraviglie. Special cookies will also be served to celebrate winter festivities.

This post is part of Off The Strip’s 30 Days of Christmas series.

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