2022 Festive Drink Bingo
Drink bingo is back this year, and it is packed with good tidings! Two dozen downtown bars and restaurants are participating, and they’ve really raising a glass to all of us with this year’s creative libations. We’re talking pepperminty chocolate sippers, warm whiskey cocktails, and ‘nogs aplenty. If you want to get into the delicious details, take a quick scroll down to the list. We’ll wait.
Get In The (Competitive) Spirit
Here’s how the game works: Grab your bingo card at any participating location, get it stamped for every bevvy you buy (to-go counts!) around downtown, and rack up the bingos—up, down, across, or diagonal.
Turn in your card at Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Cantina any time before January 15th to pick up your “Cheers” sticker and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a gift card to your favorite bingo spot!
The games begin on December 2. Prepare—and pace—yourself accordingly.
Now, without further ado, those aforementioned bars and restaurants, along with their jingly, jangly drinks of choice:
Warm up with a Main Street Sunset: White rum, pineapple juice, mango purée, lemon juice, and pomegranate syrup. It can be made with or without rum to suit all tastes!
Settle in with a Fall From The Tree, which features Laird’s applejack liquor, apple juice, cinnamon syrup, and lemon juice. Naturally, this cidery concoction is garnished with an apple slice.
Get cozy with the Thompson & Taylor: Sazerac, Rye whiskey, house pumpkin spice demerara, black walnut bitters, and fireball wash. Even if you walk in feeling chilly, you’ll warm up quickly with this one—from the inside out.
Cheers with a glass of Gl√∂gg! A traditional winter drink from Sweden—made using our family recipe—this delectable and spicy mulled wine promises good cheer in a steamy cup. Sk√•l!
Wrap your mitts around The Lion’s Tail! A play on one of the team’s favorite holiday cocktails called A Lion’s Tail, which first appeared in “The Café Royal Cocktail Book” in 1937, this sipper is made with Henry McKenna bourbon infused with apples caramelized in cinnamon and nutmeg, fresh lime juice, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, apple allspice demerara syrup, and citrus-infused angostura bitters.
Swirl, sniff, and sip a juicy glass of Wallywood, a spectacular wine re-released from our winery’s library selections hidden away deep in the cellar. Come on in and get your bingo stamp and linger over this Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre blend.
What’s the holiday season without peppermint? Come in to try our Peppermint Prancer: Peppermint vodka with peppermint schnapps and hot chocolate. Yummy and warm.
We’re adding layers of flavor to the season with our Spice Up Your Life, made with spiced amaretto, ginger liqueur, pisco, cranberry puree, ginger, and lemon.
Sip on our signature Stumbling For Apples, an apple cider-based holiday cocktail. Caramel drizzle, apple cider, bourbon, butterscotch schnapps, sour apple pucker schnapps, fireball cinnamon whiskey, and whole cranberries will keep you cozy all season long. This is a room-temperature drink.
We’re serving up Blanca Nieve. Dive into a delicious and balanced combination of vodka and peppermint schnapps!
Come into Kelnero for a Milk Punch. Don’t miss out on our dairy-free rendition of this rich, spicy holiday classic cocktail! Lovingly crafted for months, once it’s gone, it’s gone. Made with whiskey, oat milk, coconut milk, eggs, and a bundle of warming wintery spices. You don’t want to miss this limited-edition sipper.
Celebrate the season with a Leftcraft Toddy! Our spin on a Toddy delights the senses and warms to the core with Four Roses Bourbon, Grand Marnier, cinnamon, clove, honey, and lemon. Perfect for an Edmonds fall and bingo fun.
Stop by for our Holiday Frosecco made with prosecco, orange, cranberry, and rosemary. Cheers!
Get in the spirit with our Peppermint Blast, a delicious blend of ice cream and milk with an exciting swirl of peppermint candy.
Come try our Lavender Gourmet Hot Chocolate, a chocolate concoction added to our growing line of carefully blended lavender-flavored chocolate offerings based on the best of Guittard chocolate bases. Bingo players will get to enjoy a sample of the hot chocolate (as will all customers). However, to get the PL stamp, customers must buy the hot chocolate kit.
Warm up with a nutty delight, the Pistachio Praline Latte! This pistachio and toffee latte features our house-roasted espresso and a pistachio Florentine garnish.
Settle in with a pint of our Blizzak Winter Ale: Winter Warmer Ale, brewed with an array of crystal malts, Munich, and a touch of black malt. Hopped with Chinook and Columbus and amplified with the addition of smashed juniper berries in the boil (7.9% alcohol by volume). Savor the flavors of sweet caramel, juniper, pine, and candied orange.
Can you ever have too many Toddies? Don’t answer that. Just pop over to Salt & Iron for the S&I Hot Toddy, made with Bourbon, Amaro Meletti, honey, and lemon.
Santa Fe Mexican Grill & Cantina
Spice up the season with a Rompope: Naughty Rum-based Mexican Eggnog!
Spoil your senses—and yourself—with a Caramel Brulee Latte brewed with our signature espresso, steamed milk, and rich caramel brulee sauce, finished with whipped cream and a supreme topping of even more caramel brulee bits.
Get your stamp with a glass of German Gilabert Organic Cava (or even Organic Sparkling Wine if it’s an easier name—we don’t care what you call it as long as you come and try it!). We love to feature sustainably made, low-intervention wine. And we love bubbles. So, we couldn’t of anything more festive to celebrate the holidays this year than a sparkling wine made with lots of love for our planet and no added sugar! German Gilabert Organic Brut Cava Nature Reserva is made in Alt Penedés in Catalonia with the método tradicional—tastes fresh and extra bubbly with citrus and mineral flavors and pairs most excellently with our jamón Iberico. Salud!
Double down on holiday tradition with a Candy Cane Mocha. Walnut Street Coffee’s candy cane mocha is back! We source our dark chocolate from Seattle’s Intrigue Chocolate, spike it with peppermint syrup, and finish it with crushed Hammonds Candies peppermints. It’s a perfectly perfect cup of holiday cheer.
What’s better than peppermint during the holiday season? Grab a warm mug of our Peppermint Bark Mocha. It comes with delicious peppermint bark sauce, whipped cream, and candy cane sprinkles.
Are you drooling? If you aren’t, you have better self-control than we do. Start strategizing your stops because this year’s bingo lineup is packed with cheer. We’ll see you out getting your stamps!
By Whitney Popa