Winter can be a cold and depressing time for many people. One way to ease your stress and warm up from the inside out is to make yourself a nice
Winter can be a cold and depressing time for many people. One way to ease your stress and warm up from the inside out is to make yourself a nice cocktail. The following boozy drinks are sure to keep you warm this winter.
Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
Made with white chocolate chips and pumpkin puree, Bourbon Spiked Hot White Chocolate brings a new style to the old hot chocolate. Bourbon is added to the drink and then it can be topped with caramel and marshmallows. If you are not a bourbon drinker, you can substitute it for Kahlua or schnapps.
Kahlua Hot Chocolate
While you can simply mix hot chocolate mix with a shot (or two) of Kahlua, the recipe for homemade hot chocolate is easier than you may think. All you need is to mix milk, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, and salt in a saucepan until it is hot. Add some Kahlua, then top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, or marshmallows.
Earl Grey Hot Toddy
Put a little toddy in your body. Instead of adding water to your hot toddy, use brewed Earl Grey tea instead.
Hot Buttered Pumpkin Rum
Slow Cooker Mulled Wine
Warm Mulled Wine is like the winter version of sangria and we’re here for it. Simply pour your favorite red wine in a slow cooker with brandy, honey, sugar, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Or try adding cranberry-pomegranate juice for a fruity twist.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Mexican Hot Chocolate calls for mezcal, not tequila as one may assume. Other specialty ingredients include white Maseca (corn flour), Mexican chocolate, and ancho chile powder to spice it up. Garnish with marshmallows and/or a cinnamon stick.
Orange Bourbon Tea
Not only is this cold weather tea a hot, yummy drink, but it also provides relief from cold and flu season with a healthy dose of Vitamin C from fresh lemon and orange pekoe tea, plus antioxidants from fresh ginger.
Spiked Irish Coffee
While coffee and Irish cream is a classic, Irish coffee has a whole different kick. Two drinks that make winter bearable are combined in this boozy drink to warm your winter. When you mix coffee with whiskey, you know you have a winner.
Smoked Maple Bourbon Chai Tea Toddy
Yet another toddy to warm your body, Smoked Maple Bourbon Chai Tea Toddy combines steaming hot water, two chai tea bags, a few shots of maple-flavored bourbon, and half-and-half to make for the ideal cozy drink to share by a fire.
Tom and Jerry
This classic Christmas cocktail is a play on eggnog with brandy or cognac and rum added and served hot.
Pumpkin Spiked Coffee
Dark rum, fresh lime juice, and brown sugar bring the tropics to you. With only a few ingredients, Grog is a simple drink for any cold night.
Tipsy Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
Nutella fans rejoice! Tipsy Hazelnut Hot Chocolate combines hazelnut liqueur (like Frangelico) with brandy, Nutella combined, heavy cream, and whole milk for a decadent drink that will make hazelnut lovers think they’re in heaven.
Smoky, Hot Scotch Apple Cider
Apple cider, honey, and two types of Scotch whisky —single malt and heavily peated—make this an apple cider to remember.
Italy’s version of the mocha, Bicerin is a combination of coffee, cream, and chocolate. Add your fave booze to this sweet and smooth drink to warm your bones and soothe your soul on any cold wintery night.