32 Cold-Weather Cocktails
Shake off a cold-weather chill with these warm-and-toasty cocktails. From classic Irish coffee and mulled wine to cocoa with a kick, these hot toddies are good for what ails you.
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Photo By: Sam Henderson
Photo By: Sam Henderson
Photo By: Sam Henderson
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Boozy Chocolate-Covered Cherry Hot Cocoa
A magical blending of orgeat syrup, brandy and creme de cacao ensure this warm and creamy cocktail tastes just like decadent chocolate-covered cherries.
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Hot Cranberry Mule
Mule cocktails aren't just for cooling off on a hot day. This warm-and-toasty version gets the summer staple ready for holiday entertaining.
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Maple Nut Goodie Cocktail
Banish winter blues with this creamy coffee-based cocktail that's perfect for fireside sipping. Our homemade butterscotch syrup is the perfect finishing touch.
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Slow Cooker Sangria
Think sangria is only for summer? Nope! This slow cooker version makes it a snap to whip up a big crowd-pleasing batch of this spicy, fruity wine-based cocktail.
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Tipsy S'mores Cocktail
What would fall be without chocolatey, gooey s'mores?! This adults-only sip combines all the goodness of the campfire classic with a soul-warming boozy kick. Toasted marshmallows add a tasty finishing touch.
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Hot Cherry Pie Cocktail
Cherry, vanilla and amaretto give this cocktail all the flavors of a hot-from-the-oven cherry pie. The whipped cream and pie crust crumble make it as pretty as it is tasty.
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Boozy Peppermint Patty Hot Cocoa
This warm cocktail pairs the chill of peppermint with the warmth of steamy hot cocoa. Topped with crushed peppermints and whipped cream, it's sure to please.
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Coconut Cream Pie Cocktail
When it's cold outside, warm up with this indulgent cocktail that tastes like rich coconut cream pie. Topped with toasted coconut and graham cracker crumbs, it's a boozy twist on the classic dessert.
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Spiked Chai Tea
Spicy, sweet and creamy, this hot toddy can be enjoyed with or without an extra kick of bourbon.
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Hoppin' Hot Scotch
Butterscotch schnapps, hot chocolate and amaretto combine to create a decadent dessert cocktail sure to warm up holiday guests.
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Get a head-start on holiday celebrations with this rich and creamy favorite. Top with one of our free printable flags for a festive finishing touch.
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Spiced Cappucini Cocktail
Stir Old Tom gin, Licor43 and Kahlua into strong brewed coffee then top with whipped cream and freshly ground nutmeg for an after-dinner drink that's perfect to enjoy while catching up with family and friends.
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Mexican Hot Cocoa and Puff Pastry Cinnamon Sticks
Spike this traditional, pepper-infused Mexican cocoa with your favorite tequila — or even rum, coffee-flavored liqueur or whiskey — for a soul-warming sip.
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Mulled White Wine
Spice up your fall or winter get-together with this aromatic, brandy-infused white wine cocktail.
Get the Recipe: Festive Mulled White Wine Recipe
Spiked Hazelnut Hot Cocoa
Add a splash of hazelnut liqueur to this made-from-scratch hot cocoa recipe then top with whipped cream, chocolatey hazelnut spread and chocolate-covered cookies for a chill-busting drink that borders on being a dessert.
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Hot Rasapple Rum Cider
Welcome Thanksgiving or cold-weather guests with the warm and cozy aroma of this spicy hot cider.
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Irish whiskey and a dollop of whipped cream are all you need to turn a cup of coffee into this cold-weather classic. This drink isn't overly rich so it pairs well with dessert yet is tasty enough to serve on its own.
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Warm Apple Pie Cocktail
This apple-cider-based cocktail gets its kick courtesy of Tuaca, a delicious Italian liqueur made with citrus peels, spices and vanilla. Before serving, add a fresh cinnamon stick for an extra bit of spice.
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Hot Buttered Rum
Gather with friends and family around a roaring outdoor fire to enjoy this soul-soothing cocktail. Hot milk, brown sugar, dark rum and real butter give this drink its signature flavor.
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Mulled Red Wine
Mulled drinks have been at the center of holiday celebrations for centuries. Give your Thanksgiving feast a traditional twist by serving this spiced vintage.
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Hot Spiked Cocoa
Knock the chill off outdoor holiday activities with this tasty twist on homemade hot cocoa. Kahlua, light rum or silver tequila give it an extra kick.
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Hot Peppermint Rod
With a healthy helping of both peppermint schnapps and vodka, this holiday cocktail is sure to warm you up.
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Toasty Hot Chocolate With a Kick
Almost a dessert in itself, this cold-weather cocktail is warm, chocolatey and creamy. For guests with a sweet tooth, it's the perfect late-night or after-dinner cocktail.
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Cranberry Hot Toddy
This twist on a classic mulled apple cider gets a double shot of cranberry flavor with the addition of both cranberry vodka and juice.
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Butterscotch Bedtime Warmer
Milk, honey and butterscotch schnapps come together to create a delicious warm cocktail to cap off a cold winter's day.
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Cocoa Raspberry Heaven
Chambord and white crème de cacao lend this warm-and-toasty cocoa a rich and fruity finish.
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Hot Apple-Ginger Toddy
Apple cider, bourbon and candied ginger combine to create a flavorful twist on the classic hot toddy.
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Spice Up Hot Chocolate Mix
Arturo's Positano Winter Sunset
Relax with this popular drink direct from sunny Italy. It's just what the doctor ordered on a chilly fall or winter night.
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Hot Hard Apple Cider
Greet Thanksgiving guests coming in from the cold with this warm, richly scented hard apple cider.
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Rosario's Rumpope (Ecuadorian Holiday Eggnog)
Rumpope, pronounced "rom-poe-pay," uses eggs, condensed milk, peaches, vanilla extract and cinnamon for a sweet, silky holiday beverage.
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Classic Hot Toddy
This classic combination of whiskey, lemon and honey not only is good for what ails you but its mellow flavor is the perfect complement to rich Thanksgiving desserts.
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