The Wine and Spirits CellarCocktail Recipes for Winter

December 24, 2022
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Cocktail Recipes for Winter

The Wine and Spirits Cellar

Don’t let the dreary cold weather put you in a seasonal slump. Instead, lift your spirits with a crackling fire and festive winter drink. Are you cooking up a holiday dinner? Curling up on the couch for a night of Christmas movies and popcorn? These winter cocktails are the perfect pairing for your comfort food recipes or any cold-weather occasion. Find ideas for Christmas cocktails, New Year’s Eve drinks, and easy cocktail recipes that’ll have you feeling warm and cozy in no time.
 
If you’re a fan of sweet holiday flavors, there are plenty of options featuring peppermint, eggnog, and maple syrup. Not to mention, you can make use of seasonal fruits like winter citrus, cranberries, and apples. Try the winter sangria that’s perfect for serving a crowd or the pomegranate sparkler. It will make even the coldest nights feel merry and bright. You’ll also find tons of warm cocktail recipes. Recipes like mulled apple cider or bourbon hot chocolate. These are best served in mugs after a day on the ski slopes—or after shoveling the driveway! Whether you prefer vodka, tequila, or bourbon-based drinks, this list of easy winter cocktails has them all. And if you’re looking for something the kids can enjoy, try a non-alcoholic Christmas drink that’s full of holiday cheer.

White Russian

This creamy, indulgent cocktail can easily be adapted based on your preferences. Try adding a drizzle of chocolate syrup to the glass or swap out the plain vodka for vanilla-flavored vodka instead.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Just like pumpkin pie, this dessert-like martini is made with real pumpkin and topped with whipped cream. It’s perfect for serving alongside your holiday desserts.

Pomegranate Martini

Just because its winter doesn’t mean you can’t have Taco Tuesday or your favorite margarita. To give your marg a wintry spin, add pomegranate juice and a touch of maple syrup for sweetness.

Winter Sangria

Give this classic pitcher drink a seasonal spin with the addition of fresh cranberries and orange liquor. It’s best made two to six hours in advance so it’ll make your holiday planning a breeze.

Mulled Cider with Bourbon

Warm up a pot of mulled cider for the ultimate cozy cocktail. Plus, it’ll make your house smell delicious!