Skip the figgy pudding and roasted chestnuts for these restaurant specials and holiday treats

Raise Your Glass: A perfect celebration needs a perfect cocktail. Bonefish Grill is offering its popular Winter White Cosmo, with St-Germain Elderflower liqueur, lime juice, white cranberry juice and Reyka vodka. For those looking to try something new, there’s the Winter White Bellini (pictured above; recipe below). 1455 N. University Drive, Coral Springs; 954.509.0405;


3½ ounces dry sparkling 

wine or Champagne

1 ounce elderflower liqueur

1 ounce white cranberry juice

3 frozen cranberries


Add sparkling wine to flute glass. Add elderflower liqueur and white cranberry juice. Garnish with floating frozen cranberries.

Chocolate Delights: Another reason to love the popular Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant this season? The new Vin Chocolat Noir, a red wine infused with chocolate flavor. The rich wine has cherry and raspberry notes, and a chocolate finish. Take a bottle home from the restaurant’s store for $14.99. Promenade at Coconut Creek, 4473 Lyons Road; 954.861.4699;

Party On: Tavolino Della Notte is the ideal setting for ringing in good cheer. Dinner is offered on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 3 to 10 p.m. Keep the party going in 2018 with the New Year’s Eve party, which features a DJ, dancing, party favors and entertainment. Enjoy a four- to five-course prix fixe menu from 6 to 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. to closing time. Reservations are suggested. You also can reserve the restaurant for holiday parties throughout the month. 10181 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs; 954.509.0046;

Christmas by the Ocean: High-end dining is an indulgent way to celebrate Christmas. Try the Christmas menu at Oceans 234, with bacon-wrapped scallops, smoked bone-in prime rib with Yorkshire pudding and Cajun onions, a 6-ounce filet mignon with lobster tail and grilled asparagus, and pumpkin cheesecake with chili-spiced pumpkin seeds, caramel and whipped cream. Christmas Eve hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Christmas Day hours are 2-10 p.m. 234 N. Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach; 954.428.2539;


Shooters Waterfront

Ginger Cake from Shooters Waterfront

Waterway Treat: What’s better than a turkey dinner? A giant dessert. For the ultimate in sweet decadence, try the Ginger Cake at Shooters Waterfront. It has everything you’d ever want in a holiday dessert, including pumpkin ice cream, cranberries, butterscotch cream, cinnamon sugar-spiced apples and grated nutmeg. 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.566.2855;

Hot Chocolate from Cream

Treat Yourself: Warm up with classic treats. This winter, CREAM offers its Hot and Perfect Mini Pies available in apple, blueberry and cherry flavors. Other favorites? Classic Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Hot Chocolate made with Ghirardelli and topped with whipped cream and sprinkes. 4448 Weston Road, Weston; 954.385.4937;


Bar Louie

Festivus Sangria

Time to Decompress: Need a break from the holiday chaos? Bar Louie has just the prescription: Order a Festivus Sangria, made with Deep Eddy cranberry vodka, cane syrup, cinnamon, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple cider, angostura bitters, cane syrup and sparkling water. The bar also hosts Relative Relief on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, featuring craft and speciality drinks. For more information, as well as details about its New Year’s party, visit the website. Promenade at Coconut Creek, 4443 Lyons Road, Suite D-101; 954.543.5865;


Holiday Grahams from Hoffman's Chocolates

Holiday Grahams from Hoffman’s Chocolates

Going Cocoa: Hoffman’s Chocolates offers edible stocking stuffers with several Christmas-themed treats, including a 12-inch milk chocolate Santa and the Happy Holidays Assortment with milk and dark chocolate surrounding a Christmas card. Also, try the Decorative Oreos that come in a gold box, Holiday Grahams with decorative designs, and the Holiday Basket with chocolate-covered almonds, coconut cashew crunch and more in a metal basket. 5250 Town Center Circle, Suite 135; 561.750.0021;