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5 Winter Cocktails to Keep You Company on Cold Nights

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - Feb. 23, 2022 3 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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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

 


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


 

FAQ's

 

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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