The Final Four bartenders in our Holiday Cocktail Competition will go head to head at BostInno’s Holiday BASH! on November 6th at Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant. Get your tickets now to taste all four, vote for a winner, and celebrate the season.

As a winter chill blows into Boston and the Red Sox prepare to open the World Series tonight at Fenway, the time is right for a celebratory holiday cocktail.

Mixing up some holiday cheer today is Kevin Mabry, bar manager at jm Curley, and Rachael Dadio Perrone, bartender at The Bell in Hand Tavern.

Here, the Boston of the past meets the Boston of today. While The Bell in Hand by historic Faneuil Hall is a nod to the traditional tavern, the two-year-old hotspot jm Curley, tucked away in Downtown Crossing, serves up inventive pub grub and is the buzz of the local bar scene. But which is better–classic or contemporary–when it comes to holiday cocktails? Vote to let us know!

This is the final showdown in our bracket-style Holiday Cocktail Competition before your votes decide the advancing Final Four. With three other epic matchups–The Hawthorne vs. Russell House Tavern, backbar vs. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant, and Silvertone vs. Eastern Standard–this is proving to be quite the bartender battle. Head to the bars to sample these local libations, or mix them up at home. All recipes include Brugal Rum and only 4-5 ingredients so even us amateurs can serve these drinks at our next holiday party.

Cast your vote for your favorite local watering hole soon–voting closes Monday, October 28th!

The four with the most votes will compete at BostInno’s Holiday Bash on November 6th at Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant. Guests will sample the Final Four and vote for the champion cocktail creator.

But the booze-filled fun doesn’t end there. We’ll also be revealing the first-ever BostInno craft beer (which we need your help naming.) So whatever your choice beverage, join us for a cheery holiday kickoff and buy tickets for BostInno’s Holiday Bash.

Early bird tickets end Friday so act fast if you want a deal!

Now to celebrate the season (and the Sox,) here are Kevin and Rachel’s festive cocktail contenders. (Warning: one of these cocktails is coming in hot.)

Kevin Mabry, jm Curley

“The Crimson Harvest”

1.5 oz. Brugal Extra Dry Rum

.75 oz. cranberry syrup

.5 oz. Allspice Dram

.5 oz. lemon

Egg white

Garnish: torched Angostura & rosemary

 Rachael Dadio Perrone, The Bell in Hand Tavern


“The Drosselmeyer”

1 1/2 oz. Brugal rum

1/4 oz. Plum-orange simple syrup

3 oz. and a splash ginger beer

Garnish with 1 candied orange peel, 1 candied and 1 fresh plum slice and a cinnamon stick

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Buy your tickets to BostInno’s Holiday Bash at November 6th at Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant. Crown the cocktail champion and be there as we unveil the first-ever BostInno craft beer, brewed by Newburyport Brewing Company. Don’t miss the celebration of the season!

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