Warm Winter CocktailsPosted: December 12, 2017 Author: admin
When the weather outside is frightful, few things are more delightful than a hot cup of tea or cocoa. But sometimes, you need something a little stronger. When wine, beer, or sparkling punch are just too shivery for the sub-zero temperatures, try one of these warm winter cocktails. The flavors and comfort are sure to turn any Scrooge into a Cindy Lou Who.
Classic Hot Toddy.
The winter season isn’t complete without a spiced, citrusy hot toddy. Try this simple recipe from Epicurious to stave off your annual cold or just enjoy in front of the fire. Opt for bourbon, and add a cinnamon stick for some pizzazz. Get the recipe.
Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate.
Spiked hot chocolate is, of course, a must. But the brilliant minds at Serious Eats won’t let you settle for a shot of rum in hot chocolate from a packaged mix. Melt down some chocolate chips and cocoa powder into whole milk and top it off with spicy tequila and mint for a refreshing, yet rich and comforting, twist on a winter favorite. Get the recipe.
This boozy twist on a campfire favorite from Bon Appetit asks you to infuse your own graham cracker liquor. Don’t worry, it’s way easier than it sounds. And then you’re rewarded with a steaming mug of chocolaty, cinnamon goodness. Get the recipe.
Hot Mulled Wine.
Listen, winter is coming. And there’s no shame in wanting to channel your inner Ned Stark with a hot cup of mulled wine. This recipe from Leite’s Culinaria for traditional Swedish glogg has got all the spiced, wintry flavors to clear your sinuses and warm you from fingertips to toes. Get the recipe.
Pear and Lemon Cider
Winter is long. Apple cider gets old. So, spice up the autumn classic with this twist from She Knows. It’s one of three – Pear and Lemon Cider, Spiced Pumpkin Cider, and Cinnamon Plum Cider. Yum. Try all three, and tell us which one you liked best. Get the recipes.