Is there more versatile cocktail than the Moscow Mule? It’s simple yet sophisticated. It refreshes in the summer and has enough festive spice to make me sense during these fall and winter holidays. And you can add just about any flavour you can dream up to the classic lime – vodka – ginger mix – it’s a cocktail canvas ready and waiting for your creativity.

Tom’s Urban, the upbeat restaurant planted right on the strip at the New York–New York casino, has a similarly flexible bar program serving every type of libation imaginable. And toms seasonal Mule mixes plenty of Christmas cheer into the recipe, pepping The traditional recipe with a particular sharp ginger brew, tart Cranbury juice, and modelled fresh blackberries and mint. Fruity, face and fun, the Twig and Berries mule are too good to have just one… But too great to last forever. Head down to Tom’s for a hit of the holidays while you have time.

Tom’s Urban At New York-New York, 702-740-6766; Monday-Thursday 7 am – 2 am, Friday & Saturday 7 am – 3 am, Sunday 7 am – 1 am.