Warm Winter Cocktails To Forget You Have Frost Bite

Ever heard the expression “putting on my liquor coat!” Whelp… here in MN we need lots of layers. Liquor coat being one of them! It was negative degrees the other day… NEGATIVE! Ugh not my favorite season, but I do try and enjoy the things the winter bring us. Flipping on the fireplace and cozening up with the pups and hubby whilst binge watching The Good Place. A night at home with a warm cocktail is sometimes the solution, folks. Here are some drink recipes and items you can find on Etsy to make the night super special!

Mug Warmer

Keep your hands safe from the hot booze you’re about to pour down your throat!

Get it today from ZozulaWool on Etsy

Winter Wonderland Invitation

Let everyone know the winter party is at your house!

Get a set of these invites from claudiaowen on Etsy

Hot Spiced Wine

What you need:
  • -2 bottles of red wine
  • -1-1/4 cup sugar
  • -orange zest
  • -lemon zest
  • -3 black peppercorns crushed
  • -2 cardamom pods crushed
  • -1 cinnamon stick crushed
  • -1 clove crushed
  • -1/2 cup kirsh
How to make it:
  • -place all of the crushed spices in a tea ball
  • -bring wine, spice ball, sugar, zests to a simmer until sugar is dissolved
  • -remove spice ball and add in kirsch

Chai Toddy

What you need:
  • -8 oz half-and-half
  • -4 oz water
  • -1 cinnamon stick
  • -2 cardamom pods crushed
  • -6 pink peppercorns crushed
  • -1-1/2 inch ginger
  • -2 tbsp sugar
  • -2 black tea bags
  • -2 oz espresso
  • -2 oz bourbon
How to make it: (makes 2)
  • -mix H&H, water, spices, sugar to boil for 8 minutes
  • -removed from heat, add tea bags for 5 minutes
  • -remove tea, spices. Add 1 oz of espresso and 1 oz of bourbon to each cup

Spiced Vanilla Latte

What you need:
  • -4 cups milk
  • -1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • -1 cinnamon stick
  • -1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • -2 star anise
  • -1 vanilla bean
  • -2/3 cup  Baileys
  • -1/3 cup bourbon
  • -2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
How to make it:
  • -mix milk, syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise and vanilla bean seeds and bean in a saucepan
  • -stir till hot – do not boil
  • -sift out the solids, and add in bourbon, Bailey’s and vanilla extract

Warm Apple Pie

What you need:
  • -6 cups apple cider
  • -4 cinnamon sticks
  • -6 whole cloves
  • -8 whole allspice
  • -1 cup Rum
  • -whipped cream and ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)
How to make it:
  • -bring cider, cinnamon, closes, allspice to a boil.
  • -lower heat and simmer for 10 min
  • -strain out spices
  • -stir in rum and add whipped cream

Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke