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.
- 3 oz Rhumbero Spice (wine based spiced rum)
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- Pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg
- Hot water
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.
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.
- 1 cup hot brewed coffee
- 2 oz Candian Wicket (wine based Whiskey)
- 1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
- Whipped cream
Pour hot coffee into a mug and add Candian Wicket. If desired, sweeten with brown sugar. Top with whipped cream.
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.
- 1 cup hot apple cider
- 3 oz Candian Wicket (wine based Whiskey)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
Combine hot apple cider, Candian Wicket, lemon juice, and maple syrup in a mug. Stir well and enjoy.
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.
In a heatproof glass, combine Klir Red and the coffee liqueur. Steam or heat milk separately and pour over the mixture.
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.
- 1 cup hot chocolate
- 1 oz Féileacán (wine-based Irish Cream)
Prepare hot chocolate. Stir in the Féileacán.
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!