Winter Cocktails for Parties

February 10, 2023

Winter Cocktails for Parties

If you thought summer had the cocktail game on lock, think again—it’s winter’s time to shine. From seasonal flavors to warm and cozy hot drinks to Christmas-themed cocktails, these cold-weather drinks will get everyone feeling festive.

If you’re a hot drink-only type of person in the wintertime, no worries, check out these warming, ultra-cozy cocktails. The classic Hot Toddy, mulled wine and RumChata hot cocoa are the boozy drinks you need to warm up when cold weather strikes. Looking to get festive? Peppermint bark mimosas, sugar cookie martinis, and jingle juice are sure to put everyone in the Christmas spirit. Even the meanest of Grinches won’t be able to resist cheering a boozy Grinch punch; however, these winter cocktails go way beyond Christmas! These drinks were made to be enjoyed all season long—with classic cocktails and winter flavors like cranberry (cranberry mimosas or cranberry orange whiskey sour, anyone?), warming gingerbread, and decadent caramel, these boozy bevs go way beyond Christmas day.

Planning a holiday party? Many of these drinks are a breeze when it comes to entertaining. From crowd-pleasing holiday punches to big-batch drinks, these cocktails are easy, delicious, and a fabulously festive way to celebrate at your next party

Irish Mule

We love how the oaky, vanilla flavors that come from your favorite whiskey are so well complemented by the fresh ginger and lime in a classic Moscow Mule. It’s the perfect slight twist on the classic that will surprise your guests and have them singing your praises (or maybe writing a limerick about you).

Get the Irish Mule recipe.

Tiramisu White Russians

Somewhere between cocktail and dessert, this Italian-influenced White Russian is hard to resist. Looking for a festive upgrade? A dash of orange bitters, a pinch of ground cinnamon, or some fresh nutmeg shavings add another dimension to this decadent drink.

Get the Tiramisu White Russians recipe.

Brown Sugar Old-Fashioned

A little brown sugar makes this classic cocktail extra warm and cozy, adding a hint of caramel and making this drink feel anything but old-fashioned.

Get the Brown Sugar Old-Fashioned recipe.

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot buttered rum is essentially the OG butter beer. They both are golden and richly sweet. Also, they have that beautiful head that will give you a silly mustache when you drink it. Add in rum, butter, sugar, ice cream, and a healthy dose of cinnamon, and you’ve got heartwarming wintertime magic in a glass.

Get the Hot Buttered Rum recipe.

Recipes from Delish

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