The holiday season is here, and that means it’s time to try out these six tasty sips and sweets from local Indiana businesses featuring flavors like cranberry, peppermint, and gingerbread.
The Candy Cane Cream is Hard Truth Distilling Co.’s December cocktail of the month and it’s available for purchase for a limited time at all Big Woods Restaurant locations, including the Hard Truth Fashion Mall and Hard Truth Bottleworks kiosk bars for $12. The festive cocktail is made with Hard Truth’s Toasted Coconut Rum Cream, white rum, peppermint syrup, and bitters, and is garnished with whipped cream, red sugar, and a miniature candy cane.
Clarissa Morely’s Pots & Pans Pie Co. is putting a unique twist on a holiday favorite. Her cranberry lemon poppy seed pie features a tart cranberry filling in a buttery lemon poppy seed crust with a sweet lemon poppy seed glaze. You can order yours for $35 a pie.
Gallery Pastry’s stunning $65 holiday dessert board showcases a giant gingerbread man created with layers of vanilla buttercream and cookies, then decorated with French macarons and chocolate decorations. This spectacular treat will be available on a first-come first-served basis at all Gallery Pastry locations starting this weekend and up until Christmas (all locations are closed on Christmas day).
Leviathan Bakehouse in Indy’s Chatham Arch neighborhood has a peppermint-mocha latte for $6.25 that is available hot or iced and is made with local Blue Mind Roasting espresso beans, scratch-made peppermint tea, and chocolate syrup.
Each of the four delicious marshmallow pops in Becky the Bakester’s adorable $20 gift set is flavored differently, and they are dressed to impress in their festive packaging. There’s a peppermint-flavored Santa, a vanilla bean reindeer, a cookies and cream snowman, and a cake batter Christmas tree.
Ash & Elm Cider Co.’s “Sugar Plum Snow Day” cider was created for Newfields’ Winterlights festival. The cider gurus at Ash & Elm caramelized a mix of holiday fruits including cranberries, apricots, and plums, and added spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and anise seed to make this one-of-a-kind alcoholic beverage. You can get yours at ashandelmcider.com for $12.99 for a four-pack.
Stephanie Groves is the Executive Editor of Indy Maven and she loves all things gingerbread.
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