Warming Winter Cocktails Recipes To Try At Home
As winter winds usher in the cooler months, calling for a move away from summer drinks to winter warmers, there are many excellent cocktail recipes for you to try. Among the most marvellous winter cocktail recipes are those that bring seasonal flavours and warm up those chills in your bones! From cheering hot drinks to smooth cocktails with pomegranate, blood orange, and peppermint, there is an impressive winter cocktail waiting for everyone. Let’s check some out.
Caramel Irish Coffee
The Caramel Irish Coffee makes an exquisite spin on the classic Irish Coffee. This recipe uses the famous Jameson Irish Whiskey and coffee combo as a base to create Irish coffee as an exemplary cocktail. To that, you’ll blend it with Irish cream and butterscotch schnapps, and top it off with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
- Jameson Irish Whiskey: 30 mL
- Baileys Irish Cream liqueur: 30 mL
- Butterscotch Schnapps: 30 mL
- Freshly brewed coffee: 60-90 mL
- Garnish: Whipped cream, caramel syrup
Hot Gin Toddy
The piney flavour of Tanqueray Gin is ideal for icy days. When you actually need to enhance a gin’s juniper flavour, warm it up and relish its zing in a Hot Gin Toddy cocktail. The botanical notes sing when warmed and are highlighted with zesty lemon, sugar, and cinnamon. Gently stir the ingredients together and top with cinnamon sticks, but you can also experiment with star aniseed too!
- Tanqueray Gin: 45 mL
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice: 25 mL
- Sugar: 1 teaspoon
- Hot water: 60 mL
- Garnish: Cinnamon stick
‘It Feels Like I’m in the Caribbean’ Cocktail
Tiki cocktails may not sound like an especially natural winter cocktail, but it doesn’t have to be so! This cocktail will make you feel like it’s summer by the beach! It includes Malibu Caribbean Rum, sugar, and a fresh citrus combo with a slight spice from a ginger liqueur and that tiki masterpiece, pimento sip. It is a frisky drink with a strong flavour that is sure to wake up your palate in winter. Shake everything with ice and add it to a fun glass with reusable straws (and maybe an umbrella) if you’ve got it.
- Malibu Caribbean Rum: 60 mL
- Ginger Liqueur (or ginger brandy): 1 teaspoon
- Pimento Dram: 1 teaspoon
- Lime juice: 15 mL
- Granulated sugar: 1 teaspoon
- Aromatic bitters: 2 dashes
Almost a Collins
If hot cocktails aren’t up your alley, you’ll find the cocktail called Almost a Collins a bit more natural (and definitely refreshing). This fruity sipper infuses Grey Goose Vodka with squeezed blood orange syrup as well as blood orange soda. To boost a little contrast and a wintery finish, a fresh cinnamon syrup is thrown into the drink. Stir everything together with a generous amount of ice.
- Grey Goose Vodka: 45 mL
- Blood orange juice: 30 mL
- Cinnamon simple syrup: 15 mL
- Blood orange soda: 90 mL
- Garnish: Blood orange wheel, Cinnamon stick
Whether it is to excite your party guests with these impressive winter cocktail recipes or to elevate a cosy night-in, these winter cocktail recipes will have you covered for all your winter cocktail cravings with a range of warming flavours and ingredients.