Are you one of those people who dreams of tasting Christmas flavors all year round? Between eggnog, peppermint and gingersnap spice we could hardly contain our excitement for the sweet tastes this holiday brings. Tis the season to shop for stocking stuffers, wrap wishes and hopes, and plan for guest arrivals. The holidays are also all about eating, drinking and being merry! Often, we sometimes forget to enjoy these tasty traditions during all the hustle and bustle. It’s time to finalize your to-do lists, check them twice, and whether you’re naughty or nice we’ve got some good ol’ Old Towne Orange treats to celebrate with Christmas spirit!
The Pie Hole always delivers with their delectable seasonal treats. This year, they continue to present the gift that keeps on giving – a long, tasty holiday menu. If you missed your chance to pre-order your favorite pie for Thanksgiving, note, you still have time to select from one of their many flavors this Christmas. Stop in for a slice and taste their white chocolate peppermint pie, pear cranberry crumble, or egg nog pie with gingersnap crust. After one bite, you’ll be encouraged to bring one of these tasty treats to your dessert table.
If you’re sweet tooth is tingling, you must try the flavors of holiday at The Perfect Circle Cupcakery. Whether you’re ordering for a crowd or looking for an afternoon sugar fix, they’ll have a selection to satisfy your cravings. Try their vanilla peppermint, gingerbread, and tiramisu options for a truly unique twist your taste buds will appreciate. Baked fresh on the daily, stop in to try their delicious cupcakes.
Typically, ice cream may not always be the first dessert on our mind when thinking about the holidays. However, take advantage of our Southern California Christmas holiday by topping off lunch or dinner with a delicious frozen treat. Bruxie Waffles offers some seasonal selections that will surely make your winter bright. For a limited time, spice up your week with a little Christmas dazzle by having a creamy peppermint or eggnog shake. Be transported to a winter wonderland while sipping on Wisconsin frozen custard. This means slow turned, creamy goodness with every delightful sip.
Now that we’ve covered the kid-friendly treats, we must discuss some merriment the adults can indulge in. That’s right, we’re talking cocktails and holly happy hours that will bring a warm and toasty twinkle to any evening. Watson’s Soda Fountain & Cafe has a North Pole Martini that even Santa Claus would approve of. The marshmallow vodka, whipped cream, and ground candy canes create the perfect dash of holiday cheer while you jingle and mingle. If that doesn’t sound sweet enough, you must check out their happy hour menu. This year, they are being awfully generous with drink deals and $5 appetizers. If you’d like to start the festivities early, the Streamliner Lounge rings their jingle bell at 3:45 PM to start their merry happy hour. During this season of coziness, you can also warm up with one of their delicious Irish coffees.
With so many activities that surround this season, it’s important to take a moment and savor the tastes of the season. Now that we have highlighted our favorite spots to celebrate, consider this our gift to you. Enjoy your time with family and friends while embracing the flavors of Christmas.
Photos Courtesy of: The Pie Hole, The Perfect Circle Cupcakery, Bruxie Waffles, Watson’s Soda Fountain & Cafe, and Streamliner Lounge.