The Wine and Spirits CellarWinter Cocktails Recipes

November 5, 2022

Winter Cocktails Recipes

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.

French 75 Cocktail

You can toast anything with this bubbly cocktail—whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s, or just a snowy day. To make it feel extra special, serve with a fancy lemon twist.

Hot Toddy

This warm cocktail is the perfect night cap after a cold winter day. Any good whiskey or bourbon will work, but you can also switch it up with dark rum or brandy based on your preferences.

Get the recipe here.

Sidecar Cocktail

Brighten up your season with this citrusy cocktail made with cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice. For extra sweetness, garnish the glass with a sugared rim or a cinnamon-sugar rim for a spicy twist.

Get the recipe here.