Celebrate the Season with Festive Cocktails at the Westin Bayshore

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Photo Credit: Westin Bayshore

Holiday Happy Hour, anyone? With its prime location on the shores of Coal Harbour and next to Stanley Park, not only is the Westin Bayshore a luxury city hotel featuring the signature Westin Heavenly Bed and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors providing breathtaking views; it’s also the home of some of Vancouver’s best Christmas cocktails. The hotel’s H Tasting Lounge and H2 Rotisserie & Bar are serving up specially curated festive libations for the holiday season.

H Tasting Lounge

With inspiration from the lavish life and tastes of Howard Hughes, H Tasting Lounge‘s world-class bartenders mixing elixirs and specialty drinks curated to suit the season. This year’s offerings are not to be missed!

Holiday Flip

Holiday Flip cocktail at H tasting Lounge (Photo Credit: Westin Bayshore)

Don’t mind if I do…

Ingredients: Tealeaves’ Nutcracker syrup, rye, sailor jerry, chocolate bitters, egg, nutmeg

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist Cocktail at H Tasting Lounge (Photo Credit: Westin Bayshore)

Please, sir, can I have some more?

Ingredients: Spruce infused ungava, Stolichnaya, Cocchi Americano, lemon zest

Three Wise Men

Three Wise Men cocktail at H Tasting Lounge (Photo Credit: Westin Bayshore)

I’m sure even the Wise Men took a sot down at 5 o’clock.

Ingredients: Tanqueray 10, Frankincense & Myrrh syrup, black pepper and cardamom bitters, seltzer

Ponche de Roselle

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Ponche de Roselle at H Tasting Lounge (Photo Credit: Westin Bayshore)

What I imagine would be the sip of choice for the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Ingredients: Sorrel syrup, Angostura 1919 rum, Angostura 7-year, bitters, whipping cream, egg

Festive Afternoon Tea

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Festive Afternoon Tea at H Tasting Lounge (Photo Credit: Westin Bayshore)

If you’re looking for a fun girls’ day activity that provides a bit more sustenance than just a cocktail, H Tasting Lounge is also offering their Festive Afternoon Tea. In addition to the tea-infused cocktails on offer, treat yourself to holiday temptations, including apple fritters, pancetta bread pudding, mini apple pies, and fresh baked scones with maple butter and cranberry jam, paired with (Vancouver-based) Tealeaves Sugar Plum Fairy and Tealeaves Nutcracker loose leaf blends for $55 per person.

H2 Rotisserie & Bar

Along with its upscale comfort food and local beer & wine on tap, H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s cocktails are a tasty mix. Soak in the serene setting of Vancouver’s iconic Seawall, Coal Harbour Marina, and unparalleled views of the North Shore mountains over your choice of their seasonal cocktails

Mint to Be

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Mint to be cocktail at H2 (Photo Credit: Westin Bayshore)

Amped up hot chocolate with a peppermint twist!

Ingredients: Baileys, peppermint schnapps, hot chocolate, topped with whipped cream and candy cane garnish

Little d’RUM’mer Boy

festive rum cocktail

Little dRUMmer Boy cocktail at H2 (Photo: Westin Bayshore)

If the little drummer boy was of age, this would be his tipple.

Ingredients: Bacardi oakheart spiced rum, hot buttered rum mix, cinnamon stick, lemon, topped with cloves

Apple of My Eye

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Apple of My Eye cocktail at H2 (Photo Credit: Westin Bayshore)

It’s always a win when you feel like you’re getting one of your five a day, right

Ingredients: Wild Turkey bourbon, orange, honey & sage syrup, apple cider


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