Top 10 Best Cocktails to Prepare For Winter


Blog, Winter / Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Did you know there are some places which makes winter one lonesome season? The season can also be quite troublesome to some especially those who live in remote places such as Alaska.

If you’re one of the people brave enough to go through the cold weather, good job and keep it up!

For those of you who are the home buddy types that prefers to hibernate from December to March, consider this your very own home winter cocktail guide.

Here are ten of the most delicious recipes to lift your spirits before or after the holidays:

Are you bummed that the summer days of sangria sipping are over? We have just the thing to cheer you up. Get in the mood for fall with. Instead of wine, this juicy sangria is made with hard cider spiked with lemon juice and apple brandy. It can be made in big batches, so it’s perfect for fall entertaining.

Could these holiday vodka cocktails look any more festive? A simple garnish of fresh cranberries is all it takes to make these easy holiday cocktails with only three ingredients (plus ice) into a lovely party drink.

For this thick and creamy pumpkin lassi from chef Rupam Bhagat of Dum in San Francisco, be sure to use a nice, healthy for a smooth texture and rich flavor. If you want a thinner consistency, add water gradually 1/4 cup at a time.

Faced with two half-empty bottles of Zinfandel, the F&W Test Kitchen came up with this warm mulled wine, spiced with fennel seeds and cinnamon. We imagine ourselves drinking it by a bonfire on a chilly October night, but we would pretty much enjoy it in any situation on any night.

If it’s named after one of Santa’s reindeer, it must be good! Whip up these chocolaty winter cocktails with vodka for your guests who are on the “nice list.” Made with Irish cream liqueur, vodka, and chocolate ice cream, this Chocolate Blitzen is a decadent twist on our classic chocolate martini recipe. This frosty, party-worthy cocktail a chocolate-lover’s dream!

We’re coming up on peak citrus and pomegranate season, and they make the perfect garnishes for this large-batch cocktail. Tarragon’s licorice-y flavor pairs perfectly with sweet brandy and Jamaican spiced rum, too.

Bryan Dayton’s mixture of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger iqueur and smoky mezcal evokes everything from Mexican food to the flavors of Asia and India.

Maple syrup, black currants and brandy scream winter in New England. But this creation, from Leyenda bartender Ivy Mix, leans on Mix’s expertise with Latin flavors with a brandy brewed in the Andes Mountains, and Ancho Reyes, a spicy-sweet ancho chili liqueur from Puebla, Mexico.

Make this icy blue cocktail by blending bubbly with vodka, crystallized ginger, and sugar. Ginger adds a peppery bite to this sparkling drink. For a nonalcoholic version, skip the vodka and champagne and use the ginger syrup with sparkling water or sparking cider.

After a whole month of seasonal drinking, you might be need a break. That’s why we’re hitting you with a non-alcoholic cocktail at the very end. If your tolerance is higher than we thought, this warm drink can be easily spiked with aged rum or whisky. Here, we garnish our wassail with thin slices of orange, but a dusting of ground cinnamon or a thin slice of apple would be delicious too.

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