Summertime parties have long since ended, but wintertime can be just as enjoyable with warm, enticing cocktails. Grab some friends and make use of your liquor collection as you enjoy classic warm cocktails or perhaps try something new. We have all the secrets on how to create winter cocktails.
The Hot Toddy
Care to conjure up thoughts of a crackling fire and a cozy blanket? A hot toddy is the way to do it. No drink can make us more thankful for frost on the windows and snow on the ground. Stick with the classic, or be adventurous and try something new.
To create the classic hot toddy, brew your favorite cup of hot tea. In a separate mug, add a tablespoon of lemon juice, a tablespoon of honey, and 1 ½ ounces of whiskey. Pour the hot tea over this mixture, and stir. Throw in a cinnamon stick for added spice and warmth.
Shake Things up a Little With Rum
Add a twist to the classic toddy by using something other than whiskey or bourbon. Rum will make a sweeter toddy. Any rum will do, but trying new rums can be a fun adventure. It might surprise you how unique each one is. Simply replace the 1 ½ ounces of whiskey with rum, and enjoy.
Spiked Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate is great anytime and even makes for a nice, light dessert. When gathering with friends or relaxing on your own, make your favorite hot chocolate a bit more grown-up and luxurious with a shot of peppermint schnapps and a splash of Godiva chocolate liqueur. A little whipped cream on top, and you’ll find yourself floating in the nostalgia of childhood days coming in from the snow—only now your hot cocoa is a fabulous winter cocktail.
Forever a favorite during holiday parties and winter get-togethers, mulled wine not only warms chilled bones but makes the entire house smell delicious as it steeps.
In a pot, add 2 cups of water, 1 sliced orange (remove seeds), ½ cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cloves, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Mix and bring it to a boil, then allow it to simmer for 15 minutes.
Now for the good part—pour in a bottle of red wine, simmer until warm, and then share the wealth.
Enjoy learning how to create winter cocktails as you share with friends and stay warm and cozy inside.