It's said the holiday season is meant for marathon Love Actually viewings, but for many it's more about doing damage to our livers and our bank accounts. One of our favorite new drinks that can accomplish both of these things at once is the Patrón XO Frozen S'Mores Icy Cocoa Shake at LES' Cocktail Bodega.
Co-owner Matt Levine dreamed up this $13 concoction, a boozy s'mores smoothie consisting of cinnamon, graham crackers, marshmallows, cocoa powder, bananas and a couple shots of Patrón XO Cafe all blended together. It sounds horrifying and saccharin, but the shake turns out smooth and sweet in surprisingly harmonious way. Even better, the smoothie's topped with marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate syrup drizzle, satisfying that urge to make yourself a Christmas sweater comprised entirely of your own body fat.
If you're looking to pregame your dessert-ey drink with something a little, uh, healthier, the Cocktail Bodega's got a whole host of boozy fruit juices and smoothies to stave off winter scurvy, like the Acai Antioxidant Smoothie, made with bananas, strawberries, acai berry juice, blueberries, pomegranate juice, Absolut Berry Acai and Veev Acai liqueur (also $13). And of course, if all that Secret Santa-ing has got you looking for a more DIY winter cocktail experience, you can always whip up one of these bad boys, or do as we do and erase the month of December with a bottle of Bacardi 151.
Cocktail Bodega, 205 Chrystie St at Stanton St, cocktailbodega.com