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5 Winter Cocktails to make for the Holiday

Winter Cocktails

Winter is here, and that means we’re all curling up by the fireplace with a warm drink in hand. These cocktails are perfect for winter: they’re warming, they taste great, and they’ll keep you nice and toasty while you sip on them.

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Hot spiced cider

Spiced cider is a great choice for the cold winter months. It’s perfect for holiday parties and can be made with or without alcohol, depending on what you’re serving it with.

Spices include cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice—the classic flavors of the season. You can add any mixture of these spices to your hot spiced cider that you like!

The base ingredient in this beverage is usually apple juice or hard cider—but you can use any kind of fruit juice that you like instead! Ginger beer makes an interesting addition as well; try using ginger ale if your taste buds prefer something sweeter than plain cider but not quite as sweet as ginger beer. If none of these options appeal to you at all, try adding some rum instead—it’ll give it just enough kick to keep things interesting while still staying true to its roots as a warm treat during cold nights!

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Warm up with a boozy hot toddy

A hot toddy is a classic winter drink that warms you up with a little bit of alcohol. This cocktail can be made with rum, whiskey, brandy or even tequila (if you’re into that kind of thing). Serve it hot for a warming drink to sip on during cold winter nights. Or make it with boiling water and let it cool down before serving so you don’t burn your mouth off. Either way works! Garnish the drink with cinnamon and nutmeg for an extra holiday feel.

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White hot chocolate with Bailey’s and Peppermint Schnapps

White Hot Chocolate with Bailey’s and Peppermint Schnapps

1 cup white chocolate chips

4 ounces heavy cream

2 tablespoons milk or half-and-half

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or shake of a vanilla bean)

1/2 – 1 teaspoon peppermint schnapps, to taste

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Hot Buttered Rum

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1 serving

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar, or to taste

3/4 cup water, hot or cold Rum (optional)

Ginger ale (optional)

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Hot Toddies

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 parts whiskey
  • 3 parts hot water or hot cider (or mulled wine*)
  • 1 part lemon juice (optional)
  • Preparation: Boil water and add honey, lemon juice and spices. Add whiskey last. Serve in a mug or glass with some cinnamon sticks floating on top of the drink!
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these warm drinks are perfect for a cold winter’s night.

The holidays are just around the corner and with them comes that inevitable chill in the air. You know what we’re talking about: The crisp autumn breeze turns into a frigid winter wind, and you have to bundle up in multiple layers just to make it outside of your apartment building.

But don’t worry—the cold weather doesn’t have to stop you from having a good time! Whether you’re hosting a holiday celebration or joining friends for some pre-New Year drinks at your favorite bar, these winter cocktails are sure to warm you up while still offering a little festive spirit.

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Conclusion

You can choose to make any of the above cocktails, or even experiment with different combinations. We hope you enjoy this list and we look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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