Festive Holiday Drinks from Three Local Favorites

Dunbri’s Dessert Cafe
Dunbri’s is already known for their Pure Barry. If you don’t know what that is, you must find out. But for the holiday season, the Maclean family has created some magic selections that are sure to become some of the most talked about new desserts of the year.

There is a gingerbread milkshake, flavored with gingerbread cookies, and a peppermint shake which uses peppermint ice cream and flakes of peppermint candy pieces. Yum.

Hot chocolate fans won’t want to miss Dunbri’s hot chocolate flight (shown above). Served in the most adorable mini-mason jars with your choice of hot chocolate flavors, including gingerbread, candycane, toasted marshmallow, salted caramel, praline, toffee nut, raspberry, and more, the possibilities are endless.

Customers can also order the hot chocolate float, which is vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate poured over and topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.

Looking for something more to accompany your festive drink? Order a sweet mince pie on the side. Delicious!

Dunbri’s Dessert Cafe, 6410 Trading Square, Haymarket

Trummer’s Coffee & Wine Bar

Niq Lemanski, Coffee Coordinator at Trummer’s Coffee & Wine Bar is also the creative vision behind the establishment’s 12 days of Christmas tradition continuing this year. From December 1-12, Trummer’s will offer a different specialty holiday drink each day.

One choice is the salted caramel hot chocolate, a decadent selection that will delight lovers of hot chocolate and coffee alike. The floating cloud of whipped cream with caramel drizzle hits your lips at the same instant as the sweet warm chocolate liquid. The result is a warming, delicious sweet and salty concoction that you will want more of.

The selections will be mostly coffee, with some cold drinks mixed in. The exact recipes are a secret for now, but Lemanski does say she will be including some more original creations, possibly with pear flavors and other unique combinations.

Oh, and if you’re an eggnog lover, Trummer’s is offering an eggnog latte for the entire month of December. (Put stopping in for one of those on your holiday schedule, pronto!)

Trummer’s Coffee & Wine Bar, 14013 Promenade Commons St, Gainesville

Hidden Julles

Hidden Julles Cafe is known for their natural and organic ingredients, and this year they are offering healthy, specialty drinks for the holidays. Apple cider is the hot drink of the season. The combination of fresh, juiced apples with maple syrup, and cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, results in a soothing, sweet drink that is sure to become a new favorite.

But those who want a cold drink can enjoy something too. Owner Aaron Lynch wanted to create a housemade ginger ale, using fresh juiced ginger and celery, maple syrup, and fresh squeezed lemon or lime. These ingredients are mixed together and then topped with Pellegrino or another choice of bubbly water. It’s a refreshing and healthy twist on an old classic.

Hidden Julles Cafe, 14950 Washington St, Haymarket

Christine Craddock
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Christine Craddock is a writer, editor, photographer, wife, and mother of two adorable children. She is a faithful contributing writer for Haymarket Lifestyle magazine and has resided in Haymarket since 2006.

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