The 5 Best Drinks for Winter

by / Friday, 15 January 2016 / Published in BeerRightNow Cities, Drinking DIY


Winter evokes a certain emotion for drinkers; perhaps a memory of a ski trip seven years ago with friends, an escape to a bed and breakfast with a former flame, or the biggest snowfall of all time in your town. In any case, winter is the best season to break out your bar-tending chops, or pickup a warm drink after work.

Eggnog & A Dark Liquor
Eggnog is the taste of December, of holiday parties, and arguably the best holiday treat. The classic eggnog and rum is a favorite, but there is also a valid argument for Bourbon & eggnog. Regardless, eggnog is eggnog and as long as there is a ratio of 1.5 parts liquor for every 5 parts eggnog, this drink will be the one, even if it’s snowing heavily.

A Warm Mulled Cider
A warm mulled cider is the perfect addition to the Wednesday night blues, but the key is a small piece of ginger, which brings out the clove and nutmeg flavors.

Champagne Cocktail
The champagne cocktail is a once forgotten dream, only revived every so often on the tail end of December. A brut Champagne or sparkling wine with a few sugar cubes and 3 teaspoons of aromatic bitters will satisfy the sweet tooth for days, and you will look like an instant bartender if you surprise your friends with this gem on a Friday evening.

Hot Chocolate
A special hot chocolate is a classic at this time of the year; pair bittersweet chocolate and French brandy with a few marshmallow cubes and a dollop of whip cream. Hot chocolate certainly is one of the greatest additions to a ski holiday, and for a touch of spice, stir it with a cinnamon stick

Chai Toddy
A little known recipe for tea drinkers all over the world is the Chai Toddy, using butterscotch liqueur and Chai tea concentrate. This warm addition to your day is perfect at any time. Don’t forget the star anise!

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