Maple whiskey sour, Provenance
What if you’re a cheeseball about getting festive for the holidays, but you hate eggnog? Don’t let that kill your buzz. There are plenty of ways to get your wintery drink on at the newly opened Provenance: apple cider hot toddy, caramel apple mule, peppermint Irish coffee. I opted for the maple whiskey sour ($9), a peppy drink that allows the Maker’s Mark to shine through. Lemon and maple simple syrup are all that’s needed to achieve that delicate balance between bitter, sweet, sour and seasonal.1500 Seventh Street, http://provenancekitchenbar.com.