Hot Cocktails for These Chilly Days (Wine-Based)

As the temperature drops and winter settles in, there’s nothing quite like wrapping your hands around a steaming mug of a delicious, warming hot cocktail. From classic favorites to innovative blends, hot cocktails offer a perfect way to fend off the chill and add a touch of cheer to your evenings. Let’s explore a delightful array of hot concoctions, each crafted to elevate your winter evenings.

Hot Buttered Rhumbero:

Kickstarting our list is the timeless Hot Buttered Rum. This comforting concoction combines rich, spiced rum with a dollop of butter, sugar, and a medley of warming spices. Served piping hot, it’s the perfect elixir to melt away the winter blues.

Recipe:

  • 3 oz Rhumbero Spice (wine based spiced rum)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Hot water

Directions:

In a heatproof mug, combine the Rhumbero, unsalted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Fill the mug with hot water and stir until the butter and sugar are dissolved.

Hot Buttered Rhumbero

Irish Coffee:

For a classic and straightforward treat, look no further than the Irish Coffee. A harmonious blend of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and a dollop of whipped cream on top, it’s a soothing beverage with just the right amount of kick.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 2 oz Candian Wicket (wine based Whiskey)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • Whipped cream

Directions:

Pour hot coffee into a mug and add Candian Wicket. If desired, sweeten with brown sugar. Top with whipped cream.

Irish Coffee

Apple Cider Hot Blend with Maple Syrup:

Take advantage of seasonal flavors with an Apple Cider Hot Toddy. Combine apple cider, bourbon or whiskey, a touch of lemon, and sweeten the deal with a drizzle of maple syrup. This beverage is sure to become a winter favorite.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup hot apple cider
  • 3 oz Candian Wicket (wine based Whiskey)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

Combine hot apple cider, Candian Wicket, lemon juice, and maple syrup in a mug. Stir well and enjoy.

Apple Cider Hot Blend with Maple Syrup

Warm White Russian Cocktail:

For those who enjoy a creamy indulgence, the Warm White Russian Cocktail is a must-try. Combining vodka, coffee liqueur, and hot milk, this variation of the classic White Russian provides a soothing alternative to the traditional iced version.

Recipe:

Directions:

In a heatproof glass, combine Klir Red and the coffee liqueur. Steam or heat milk separately and pour over the mixture.

Warm White Russian Cocktail

Adult Hot Chocolate:

Upgrade your childhood favorite with an adult twist. Spike your hot chocolate with a shot of your favorite liqueur—whether it’s peppermint schnapps, Irish cream, or hazelnut liqueur—for a decadent treat that warms you from the inside out.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup hot chocolate
  • 1 oz Féileacán (wine-based Irish Cream)

Directions:

Prepare hot chocolate. Stir in the Féileacán.

Adult Hot Chocolate

As the winter winds howl outside, these hot cocktails beckon you to cozy up indoors. Whether you’re a fan of the classics or eager to try innovative combinations, these warming elixirs are sure to add a touch of magic to your chilly days. So, gather your favorite ingredients, heat up the kettle, and let the season of hot cocktails begin!

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