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9 Winter Cocktails to Keep You Company on Cold Nights

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - Jan. 17, 2023 4 min read

This winter, drink your troubles away... in style! While rum, brandy and whiskey are all fine choices to cope with the chilly winds, there are some things only delicious cocktails can fix. 


So, we have a list of the 5 best winter cocktails worth trying. 


1. Espresso Martini

Coffee ka bada bhai is here to make your weekends cosy and boozy at the same time. Get a double kick of caffeine (courtesy of espresso) and vodka for a night you might not even remember. 


Image Courtesy: My Bartender


What goes in Espresso Martini?

  • Vodka
  • Cold Espresso
  • Coffee liqueur
  • Store-bought caramel



Also read: 10 Coffee Cocktails You Need To Try


2. Mulled Wine

Good news for wine connoisseurs! Now you can make winters memorable and a little bit more refreshing with the intoxicating aroma of toasted spices, cinnamon and of course, wine in your kitchen. FYI, this winter cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet and spice. 


Image Courtesy: BBC


What goes in Mulled wine?

  • Allspice
  • Clove
  • Star anise
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Maple syrup 
  • Orange juice
  • Brandy
  • Red wine



Also read: 5 Wine Cocktail Recipes You Can't Say No To


3. Hot Toddy

Let this winter cocktail keep your worries and cold at bay. For those of you who don't know, Hot Toddy is a boozy cup of warm hugs that is super-delicious, comparatively healthier and quite easy to make. 


Image Courtesy: Wine Enthusiastic Magazine


What goes into Hot Toddy?

  • Rum/brandy
  • Bourbon
  • Honey
  • Hot water
  • Lemon 



Also read: Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Rum with 5 Easy Rum Cocktail Recipes


4. Bailey's Hot Chocolate

Make your winter drinks Irish. Here's a delicious version of your favourite hot chocolate with a spike of Bailey's Irish cream that you will definitely love. The deep chocolate flavour will give you comfort and the alcohol in it will give a much-needed kick. 


Image Courtesy: Total Licensing 


What goes in Bailey's Hot Chocolate?

  • Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Cocoa powder
  • Milk
  • Sugar 
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream (optional but highly recommended)



5. Hot Buttered Rum

Buttery goodness, made better with dark rum and spices! If that's not the recipe for a perfect winter drink, then we don't know what is. 



What goes in Hot Buttered Rum?

  • Dark Rum
  • Salted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Boiling water



Also read: Tired of The Same Old Boring Drinks? Try Out These 8 Desi Cocktails


6. Festive Rum Punch

What could be dearer in this frosty winter than a little wacky Festive Rum Punch?

Yeah, treat yourself to this scrumptious yet warm cocktail while having big coats and scarves on. And nothing could beat the coziness of the experience of this delectable drink if you’re surrounded by your char yaar.


What goes in Festive Rum Punch?

  • White Rum
  • Triple sec liqueur
  • Soda 
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Orange juice 
  • Lemon juice
  • Pineapple chunks 



7. Spicy Winter Mojito

Okay, so you think Mojito is utterly a summer drink, right? But you can give it a subtle yet fiery touch with aromatic wintery species like clove and star anise. Let me tell you how?

Instead of summer love mint add gingerbread syrup to sip warm delight in every sip.


How to prepare Gingerbread Syrup?

  • Star Anise
  • A Pinch of Ground Clove
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Orange Peel
  • Half Cup Plain Water
  • Half Teaspoon Allspice

Boil all together until half the water is left.

What goes in Spicy winter mojito?

  • Ginger Beer
  • White Rum
  • Gingerbread Syrup
  • Lime Juice
  • Mint Leaves to garnish



Also read: Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Rum with 5 Easy Rum Cocktail Recipes


8. Cafe Amore

Let the taste of the spicy, fruity, wacky yet sweet Cognac with Italian sophistication Amaretto, and bitter black coffee give you a warm pampering huge in this frizzy winter. Recommended to relish with your sweetheart sitting before a bonfire on a gelid romantic night.


What goes on in Cafe Amore?

  • Amaretto 
  • Cognac 
  • Whipped cream
  • Black coffee 
  • Shaved Cashews and Almonds



9. Apple Cider Bourbon

When deep vanilla and subtle caramel flavor marry with the fresh tartness of lime juice and the tangy, slightly sweet flavor of Apple Cider, it bonds to give you that merriment of taste that is near impossible to forget. Enjoy it with your friends and family in a festive winter get-together.


What goes in Apple Cider Bourbon?

  • Apple Cider
  • Bourbon
  • Lime Juice
  • Whipped cream



Winters might be harsh, but these delish cocktails are not!




Q. Which is the best alcoholic drink in winter?

A. Best alcoholic drinks in winter are rum, mulled wine and gin. 


Q. What do you order at a bar in winter?

A. Always order mulled wine, buttered rum, hot toddy, and eggnog cocktail, when at a bar in winter. 


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