While the air outside is getting cooler, we’re staying cozy the best way possible with hot chocolate, seasonal coffee and the most festive cocktails around. We listed the spots below where you can find the down-right best holiday drinks in Princeton! And the best part is you can take all these drinks to-go so you can enjoy them while out shopping or in the comfort of your own home. Stay warm Mercer County!

Small World Coffee

254 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ (also located at 14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton)

A classic Princeton hot spot, Small World Coffee offers flavorful and refreshing coffee drinks. Their spices and syrups are some of the best we’ve tasted, but this time of year we’re stopping by for their seasonal Holiday Blend coffee. It’s fruity, festive and its chocolatey warmth hits the spot when we’re trying to make it through the rest of the day.

Are you also a fan of The Gingered Peach? Find their incredible pastries at both cafe locations.

Outdoor seating available, along with online ordering at their Nassau Street location! They also offer shipping on their coffee blends.

Gift shipment of coffee and chocolate from Small World Coffee in Princeton

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The Bent Spoon

35 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ

Who doesn’t fall in love with The Bent Spoon? Artisanal ice cream with extremely fresh flavors that melt, literally, in our mouth. While their Eggnog and Gingerbread ice cream is always on our holiday wish list, we love to warm up with their European-style hot chocolate. Perfectly chocolatey with variations of marshmallows, including NJ honey-vanilla, cinnamon, peppermint, mocha and more, with freshly whipped vanilla bean and coconut cream. You can’t find hot chocolate done any better.

Hot chocolate in a mug from The Bent Spoon in Princeton

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The Witherspoon Grill

57 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ

Warm spiced apple cider, Coquito martini, and now their infamous WG Eggnog! If you want to ring in the holiday season, do it in style with The Witherspoon Grill. While you’re there, try pairing it with one of their exquisite meals to either eat on-the-go or outside under their heated lamps. Curbside pickup is available as well!

A festive martini from Witherspoon Grill in Princeton

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Salt Creek Grille

1 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ

We enjoy our cocktails fireside, which is why we stop at Salt Creek Grille for their fireside martini, which can be enjoyed of course by their large indoor/outdoor fireplace. We also love their other holiday cocktail selections, which can be paired perfectly with their incredible dining options.

A festive martini at the Salt Creek Grille in Princeton

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Yankee Doodle Tap Room

10 Palmer Square E, Princeton, NJ 08542

Finishing our list with Yankee Doodle Tap Room, voted one of the top bars in Princeton due to their substantial selection of local beers and cocktails. They have over 19 world beers on tap along with seasonal drinks, including their Yankee Doodle Cocoa, Chocolate Hazelnut Espresso Martini, and Holiday Cheer beer. Einstein stopped here for a drink back in the day so you know it’s pretty good.

A beer on the bar at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room

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While you’re walking around Princeton, with your warm drink in hand, check out our safe, holiday happenings going on in town to help get you in the festive spirit! Click here to view them all.