River Rocks' winter drink menu brings a cool touch to Florida's warm winter months.

Finding the right restaurant or bar to enjoy a nice drink after a long day or a long weekend is important. Think: some of the most popular sitcoms of all time contain a bar, restaurant or coffee shop where the main characters spend most of their evenings. There is MacLaren’s Pub from How I Met Your Mother, Cheers from Cheers, and a whole host of other fictional bars and coffee shops where fictional characters work out their problems and spend their free time. It just goes to show that good friends and great drinks are some of life’s simplest pleasures.

For many on the Space Coast, River Rocks seems to be that MacLaren’s Pub or Cheers. On any given weeknight or weekend, there are groups sitting at the bar, or laughing over drinks at a table. Of course, this isn’t a shock, as the view is great and the drink menu is diverse. Those behind the bar know how to deliver high-quality fun to their customers, which can be seen in the smiles of all who visit.

How is this fun delivered? Well, there are a few factors that play into it. First and foremost, the bartenders and bar manager, Danny Holman, have years of experience, so not only are they friendly and knowledgeable, but they know how to create the perfect drink. And secondly, because they’ve perfected the classics, they can create their own recipes, and seasonal drink menus are offered to those wanting to experiment and try something new.

Wanting to know what was coming for the winter months, we visited River Rocks on a Thursday evening, and Holman walked us through the four cocktails that will only be available for a limited time. We had a great time laughing, drinking and enjoying those delicious cocktails that can only be found at River Rocks this winter.

Photography By Harmony Lynn Goodson

Mistletoe Margarita

~Tequila
~Triple Sec
~White cranberry juice

Finished with: salted rim, fresh cranberries and rosemary garnish

Candy Cane Martini

~Candy cane syrup (made in house)
~Tito’s vodka
~White Creme de Cacao

Finished with: candy cane rim

Photography by Harmony Lynn Goodson
Photography by Harmony Lynn Goodson

S’mores Cocktail

~Tito’s vodka
~Dark Creme de Cacao
~Bailey’s
~Melted down marshmallows

Finished with: chocolate and graham cracker rim and two toasted marshmallows

Jack Frost Martini

~Tito’s vodka
~Pineapple juice
~Cream of coconut
~Blue Curacao

Finished with: coconut rim

Photography by Harmony Lynn Goodson
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As a Space Coast native, Sara enjoys using her love of writing to speak directly to the community that raised her. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in English, and has written for a variety of magazines; however, her love for publishing and writing developed as a young girl, when she received her first copy of Teen Vogue. When she isn't writing or at work, she is traveling around the state with friends, visiting coffee shops, going to live shows and brushing up on her photography skills. Follow her on Instagram or connect with her on LinkedIn.