The chilly weather is the perfect excuse to cozy up with a warm cocktail. Our favorite recipes will help you stay comfortable all winter long.

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Warm Apple Cider

This classic fall favorite can be easily transformed into a delicious cocktail. Simply add your favorite hard apple cider to a slow cooker with some cinnamon sticks, fresh ginger, and orange slices. Let it heat on low until everything is warmed through and serve in mugs with a cinnamon stick garnish.

Hot Toddy

This warming drink is the perfect remedy for a cold winter’s night. Simply combine whiskey (or bourbon), honey, lemon juice, and hot water in a mug and stir well. Garnish with a lemon slice or cinnamon stick and enjoy.

1½ ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¾ cup hot water
Cinnamon stick (optional)
Preparation:  Combine bourbon, honey, and lemon juice in a mug. Add hot water and stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick, if desired.

Mulled wine

Mulled wine is another great option for a winter's night. It's warm, fragrant, and will make you feel all warm and cozy inside.

Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is the perfect pick-me-up for a cold winter's night. It's strong, caffeinated, and will help you get through the rest of the night.

Cocoa spiked with Peppermint Schnapps

This is the ultimate winter comfort drink. Warm cocoa spiked with peppermint schnapps is sure to hit the spot on a cold winter's night.

Spiked Hot Apple Cider

Hot apple cider is a great fall beverage, but it can also be delicious in the wintertime as well. Spiking it with some bourbon or whiskey will help to keep you warm all night long.


There's nothing quite like a warm cocktail on a cold night. Whether you're looking for something to cozy up with by the fire or you need a little bit of liquid courage to make it through an event, these five cocktails will definitely do the trick. From classic hot toddies to modern takes on old favorites, there's sure to be something on this list that will appeal to everyone. So go ahead and give one (or all) of them a try — we guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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