The Wine and Spirits CellarHot and Boozy Drinks for Cold Nights

December 4, 2019
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Hot and Boozy Drinks for Cold Nights

Hot and boozy is our favorite combination come colder months of the year. We’ve found a whole winter’s worth of drinks to get you through parties, quiet nights at home, and outdoor excursions. It’s definitely time to invest in a good thermos.

Hot Buttered Bourbon

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • spiced rum
  • boiling water

Instructions:

1. Add the softened butter to a mixing bowl with the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cream together until well combined.

2. Add a dollop of the spiced butter to a glass or mug, and add a good dash of rum. Fill the glass with boiling water, and stir well until the butter has completely melted. You can adjust the quantities of butter, rum, and water depending on your preference.

3. Add the softened butter to a mixing bowl with the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cream together until well combined.

4. Add a dollop of the spiced butter to a glass or mug, and add a good dash of rum. Fill the glass with boiling water, and stir well until the butter has completely melted. You can adjust the quantities of butter, rum, and water depending on your preference.

To make your hot buttered rum feel extra festive, serve it with a cinnamon stick for stirring.

Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

Serves 6-8

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 star anise
  • 8-10 cloves
  • ½ teaspoon dried ginger
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 bottle (750ml) of mulled wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • a few orange slices to decorate

Instructions:

  1. Add cocoa powder, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, ginger and chocolate chips to a large saucepan. Pour in the water, then add the sugar and orange slices.
  2. Heat on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved, then turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour in the mulled wine. Heat gently for another minute or two until warmed through (don’t boil), then turn off the heat.
  3. Pour into cups and top with cranberries and orange slices. Add some of the spices from the pan too if you like.
  4. Add cocoa powder, cinnamon sticks, star anise, ginger and chocolate chips to a large saucepan. Pour in the water, then add the sugar and orange slices.
  5. Heat on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved, then turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour in the mulled wine. Heat gently for another minute or two until warmed through (don’t boil), then turn off the heat.
  6. Pour into cups and top with cranberries and orange slices. Add some of the spices from the pan too if you like.

East Hot Toddy

Ingredients:

– 4 ounces Wild Turkey American Honey

– 2 lemons

– 12 ounces of water

So how did we make this hot toddy easier than a normal one? We just cut out the honey by using honey-flavored bourbon, yum!

  1. Boiling water is the longest part of the process, so go ahead and get that going first.
  2. Prep your lemons. You’ll want one quartered and another one thinly sliced for garnish.
  3. Measure one ounce of honey bourbon into each cup.
  4. Add a little more flavor with a squeeze from one lemon wedge.

Spiked Latte

Ingredients:

Peppermint Mocha

– 1 packet Starbucks Via instant coffee

– 1/2 cup water

– 3/4 cup milk

– 2 tablespoons Peppermint Mocha Kahlua

– Whipped cream garnish

– Crushed candy canes or peppermints for garnish

Gingerbread Latte

– 1 packet Starbucks Via instant coffee

– 1/2 cup water

– 3/4 cup milk

– 2 tablespoons gingersnap-flavored vodka

– Whipped cream garnish

– Crushed gingerbread cookies stick for garnish

Eggnog Latte

– 1 packet Starbucks Via instant coffee

– 1/2 cup water

– 3/4 cup eggnog

– 2 tablespoons bourbon

– Whipped cream garnish

– Nutmeg for garnish

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