The Best Winter Cocktails

Winter isn't as enjoyable without a few signature, heart-warming cocktails to toast the season. Winter cocktails can be served during any winter event and it's best to use seasonal flavors to give them a festive, warm scent and flavor. A special winter cocktail offered to guests at a party or holiday celebration is the perfect touch to welcome them. Offer winter themed cocktails that are in bright colors like silver, gold, red, green, and white, or add a candy cane as the finishing touch.


Cocktails for winter include:

  • Champagne Punch
  • Eggnog
  • Holiday Spiced Punch
  • White Russian
  • Brandy Alexander

Warm winter cocktails:

  • Hot Toddy
  • Irish Coffee
  • Hot Buttered Rum
  • Spiked Hot Chocolate
  • Sambuca Latte

Winter cocktail recipes:

  • Rum Punch: Slice a few oranges and bake with cloves until soft. Add some rum and a cup of sugar to a large punch bowl and add a gallon of apple cider. Stir in some cinnamon sticks, a dash of nutmeg, the oranges and cloves, and serve hot.
  • Fizzy Manhattan: Place 2 ounces of good rye whiskey and an ounce of bitter pale ale beer in a cocktail mixer and shake with ice. Add an ounce of sweet vermouth, strain into glass, and add a slice of orange and a cherry as a garnish.
  • Cranberry Champagne: Combine 100% cranberry juice with a bottle of champagne and chill. Freeze cranberries and place in each glass before serving.
Of course, the winter cocktail recipe or winter cocktail idea doesn't have to include alcohol. Make regular eggnog, hot chocolate or Bloody Marys without the hard stuff and let everyone have a taste!
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