Stimulate Your Senses in Sedona This Winter: The Tastes
The holiday season is upon us and Sedona is the perfect respite from bustling city life. Slow down and take time to enjoy the season as you snuggle up in front of the fire. Inspired by the light frosting of snow on Sedona’s Red Rocks, join us on a red velvet themed journey this Winter and stimulate your five senses at L’Auberge. This month, we’re highlighting the “tastes” of winter with cocktails and cuisine to delight your tastebuds and warm you up inside.
Start your L’Auberge experience with a Seasonal Cocktail at Etch Kitchen & Bar
“The cocktails were new and a twist on some traditional mixes” – TripAdvisor
At Etch Kitchen & Bar we are fully prepared for the Holidays with two special cocktails that will get you into the Christmas spirit. To continue on the Red Velvet journey, our bar team created a Red Velvet Martini, which is the perfect blend of cake flavored and vanilla vodka. You will think you are biting into a Red Velvet cake with each sip you take… heavenly!
Red Velvet Martini
- 2 Ounces Cake Flavored Vodka
- 1 Ounce Crème de Cacao
- ½ Ounce Vanilla Flavored Vodka
- ½ Ounce Whipped Flavored Vodka
- ¼ Ounce Apérol
- ½ Ounce Grenadine
- ¼ teaspoon of powdered Sugar
For those of you that like a good old fashioned Eggnog this season, try our homemade version with a twist. Picture yourself at the Etch bar with subtle Christmas music in the background and great company… let the Holiday season commence!
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup of sugar plus one table spoon
- 1 pint of whole milk
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon of fresh nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon of fresh cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 dash of salt (optional)
- 4 egg whites
- 1 gram of Chili threads
- 16 ounces (bottle of your favorite Mezcal)
Indulge in our exclusive holiday menu at Cress on Oak Creek
What would the holiday season be without a proper feast? Cress on Oak Creek created a special holiday menu, available December 23rd through January 1st. We recommend making your Cress reservations ahead of time to secure your preferred date and time. Then, let the magical experience dazzle you.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, stop by the Fudge Company in Uptown Sedona
No matter if you are seeking a gift for a loved one or you are just craving for something sweet, stopping at the Sedona Fudge Company in Uptown Sedona is a must this holiday season. The heavenly smell itself will lure you in. Watch how the experts roll out the fudge, then choose between an assortment of flavors.
Stay warm with a Pink Jeep hot chocolate at Pink Java Cafe
Strolling through Uptown Sedona and Tlaquepaque is one of our favorite activities we recommend to our guests during the holiday season. The decorations are breathtaking and the atmosphere is magical. Even though Sedona typically only sees a light frosting of snow on the Red “velvet” Rocks, temperatures drop to near freezing throughout the winter months. So, bundle up, grab yourself a hot cocoa at Pink Java Cafe and enjoy the holiday spirit in Sedona.
For those of you that are longing for spring, try the Peach Margarita at 89Agave Cantina
89Agave is the perfect place to take a break from Sedona’s winter. With its colorful décor and upbeat music, summer is celebrated all year-round. The bar manager, Izaak Ewell, at 89Agave felt the same way and decided to create a margarita that will give you the taste of spring and summer.
“My inspiration to use peach came from my selfish desire to have summer come again. I wanted to offer a fun light margarita and pretend it was summer for a moment. Plus, it’s delicious.” – Izaak Ewell
Once you’ve tasted a Peach Margarita (or two) you will leave wanting more and wishing for summertime. Replicate it at home and be in a Sedona state of mind all year-round.
1 ½ oz. of peach infused tequila
½ oz of peach schnapps
Sweet and sour
This season, we have created a special package just for you to join us on this red velvet journey. Our Cottage Fever package is the perfect pairing of a relaxing, fireside, spa treatment with snuggle-worthy gifts sure to help you shake off the confines of winter and leave you with warm memories that will last until Spring.