Indulgent Cocktails to Fight the Winter Blues

Indulgent Cocktails to Fight the Winter Blues

Winter isn’t always the happiest time of the year. Dark evenings and having to wrap up warm just to head to the shop doesn’t exactly inspire jubilation. Luckily, though, it does give you the perfect excuse to stay warm and cozy at home.

To help those evenings to pass a little quicker, we’ve tracked down just about the most indulgent cocktails we can find to help you chase those winter blues away.

Chili Cinnamon Bourbon Hot Toddy

Just the name of this cocktail should warm your insides. First up, grab a good bottle of bourbon from our online store, then take half a cup of maple syrup, half a cup of water, two cinnamon sticks, chili, and red pepper flakes and bring to boil on a high heat, then leave to simmer for 5 minutes on a low heat.

With that done, grab your glass and squeeze half a lemon and add some of your new syrup concoction. Then, add as generous of a helping of bourbon as you feel and some hot water on top. For aesthetic bonus points, garnish with cinnamon sticks and a wedge of lemon.

Get the recipe here.

Very Merry Bourbon Alexander

Let this crème de cacao and bourbon cocktail put a smile on your face this winter. Take the aforementioned ingredients, plus an egg white, some simple syrup, a dash of salt and some half and half, mix in a shaker and serve over ice. Simple.

For an added touch of sophistication, serve in a coupe glass and garnish with nutmeg, cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.

Get the recipe here.

Boozy Candy Cane Milkshake

Who doesn’t love a good milkshake? Particularly one with a generous amount of alcohol in it. This one is for the serious sweet-tooths out there. Blend 12 oz of vanilla gelato with 2 oz of Rumple Minze Peppermint Schnapps and two candy canes for 30 seconds.

For decoration, squirt 0.5 oz of simple syrup mixed with red coloring in lines through the drink, top with whipped cream and poke in a few more candy canes for festive effect.

Get the recipe here.

Martinez

The Martinez is the Martini’s warm and cozy sibling, replacing dry vermouth with sweet and adding a touch of maraschino for a soothing, sweet flavor.

Stir 2 oz gin, 0.75 oz of sweet vermouth, one spoon of maraschino and a dash of orange bitters together with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Finish off by garnishing with a small piece of orange peel, then sit back and enjoy.


Get the recipe here.