Before a team of devious marketing executives unleashed pumpkin spice on the masses, America once enjoyed a wide range of winter flavors in its holiday glasses, cups, and mugs. From mulled wine and hot cider to boozy eggnog and velvety hot chocolate, holiday drinks told a story and comforted us with warm memories.
This season, Montrio Bistro is unveiling a new winter drink menu starting with bold flavors and tales from the past! The offerings begin with a nod to "The Piña Colada Song,” with If You’re Not Into Yoga, a cocktail which combines Hamilton Demerara rum, Fernet Branca, Elemakule Tiki bitters, pineapple, lemongrass, Noosa coconut yogurt, Fassionola syrup, coconut water, and fresh orange.
Or you can try In Spain In The Membrane, a cocktail which includes Maré Spanish gin, Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto, Don Ciccio and Figli Finocchieto, Suze Saveur d’autrefois, Bitter Truth celery bitters, rosemary-infused olive oil, and green Chartreuse dust.
Montrio Bistro is located at 414 Calle Principal in Downtown Old Monterey and is now open for outdoor dining and take-out.