Drink This Now: 41 Warm Cocktails to Help You Survive Winter Woes

Stay indoors and fight the chills with these tasty and warm cocktails.
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As much as we try to avoid the (very) cold, hard truth, winter is fast approaching. Although I love winter and the excitement it brings, frigid temperatures tend to leave me walled in, wearing five layers and huddled next to a space heater. But to Jack Frost I say two can play this game, so I'm equipping you with delicious and warm libations to take on whatever he throws your way this winter.

Chocolate Covered Cherry

Chocolate Covered Cherry

Snow-pocalypse

Peppermint Patty Cocktail Recipe

Peppermint Patty Cocktail Recipe

Batten down the hatches, the end is nigh! The weatherman just confirmed the blizzard to end all blizzards is headed your way. You may think you're going down, but at least go down fighting with a boozy peppermint patty hot cocoa in your hand.

Extended Family

Coconut Cream Pie Warm Cocktail

Coconut Cream Pie Warm Cocktail

It's Christmas Vacation — only real life. You open your front door to find your own version of Cousin Eddie and his dilapidated RV parked in your driveway. "This is a surprise, Clark. This is just a real nice surprise." Have no fear, a coconut cream pie cocktail is here. This is when the cocktail portion of this survival guide becomes particularly relevant.

False Start

You were going to be productive and go Christmas shopping, but then your car's push start failed. Let's be honest, it's no longer worth the effort. Go ahead and pat your back, you gave it all you've got. It's now time to sip a hot ginger toddy. Never forget, it's the thought that counts.

Make This: Hot Ginger Toddy

Mailbox Marathon

You're faced with the arduous task of getting the mail. The seemingly endless 30 feet to the mailbox feels more like 30 miles. Congratulations, you deserve a medal or a warm apple pie cocktail. Enjoy sweet, sweet victory.

Baby, It's Cold Outside

You're gearing up for the holidays and you hear the popular winter anthem "Baby It’s Cold Outside." You tell the rather pushy Johnny Mercer that he does indeed have a point and that's all the justification you need to sip a chai yai yai.

Make This: Chai Yai Yai

Bills, Bills, Bills

Winter Dinner Party with Mulled Wine

Winter Dinner Party with Mulled Wine

You're trying to save money on your electricity bill. Avoid dialing up the heat and sip on traditional mulled wine for a win-win situation. Although your house might feel like Antarctica, you can revel in knowing about all of those precious dollars you're saving and take a moment to look at the glass half full. Or just go ahead and top it off.

Need more reasons to sip winter cocktails? Look no further.

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You Want to Hold on to Fall a Little Longer

You're Up at Midnight to Shop the Sales

You're Stuck at the Kids' Table Again

You Want to Help Friends Through the Season

Your Great Uncle Won't Stop Talking About the Election

Your Brother Brings Five Extra Guests to Dinner

You Want to Be in Anguilla, But You're in Annapolis

You're Already Tired of Christmas Songs

You Ate Too Many Sweets

His Team's Playing in a Bowl Game

You're Making Christmas Ornaments With the Girls

You Mailed All Your Holiday Cards

Your Aunt Won't Stay Out of the Kitchen

You Want to Sip Something Iconic

You Have All-Day Guests

You Survived the Crowds at the Mall

You Get a Group of Surprise Visitors

You Burned the Cookies

You've Spent Seven Hours Hanging Christmas Lights

You Just Built a Snowman

You're Snowed In

Someone Ate the Last Slice of Pie

Santa Claus Escapes a Near Sighting

You've Got a Moment With Your Sweetheart

You Want a Crowd-Pleasing Cocktail

You're Sitting Fireside With the Family

You Want a Classic Holiday Drink

You Want to Serve Something Completely Different

Your Mother-In-Law Hates the Mashed Potatoes

You Can't Decide: Pumpkin or Apple Pie?

You Want to Serve Cocktails Instead of Dessert

You Need an Energy Boost

You Want to Start the Day on a Good Note

You Want to Make Non-Drinking Friends Feel Special

You Made It Through the Season

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