1. Hot Buttered Rum
This hot buttered rum recipe has it all—butter, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg—and is easy to make in a big batch, which you can freeze for individual servings. Use an ice cube tray and then you’ll be able to whip up one at a time with just boiling water and your liquor of choice.
2. Irish Coffee
Irish whiskey, like Jameson, is the perfect choice here and melds beautifully with the coffee and dark brown sugar. Homemade whipped cream is the secret that really makes this post-dinner drink so magical. Serve it with some biscotti for an easy dessert.
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3. Mulled Wine
If you’ve got a leftover bottle of wine around (or several half-bottles), a big pot of mulled wine is a genius way to use it up. With cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and mulling spices, if you have them, mulled wine is warm and comforting. If you’re looking for an additional kick you can add some brandy to the recipe.
Wassailing is a verb you don’t get to use very often, and it’s appropriate to take part in this Anglo-Saxon tradition while reveling with a mug of hot wassail. Our recipe has apple juice, cranberry juice, cloves, allspice, chopped fruit, and Calvados, the French apple brandy. Wassail is traditionally made around Christmas, but feel free to drink it anytime after Thanksgiving.
5. Hot Gin Punch
Any batch cocktail you can serve warm from a teapot is a winner in my book. Hot gin punch is based on a recipe popularized in the mid-1800s. This version has brown sugar, pineapple, orange, lemon, honey, and Madeira. Take a sip—it’s an elegant way to warm up.
Glögg is a Scandinavian wine punch that is served piping hot. It’s popular in Sweden and easy to adapt to any taste. Martha’s recipe features blanched almonds, raisins, numerous spices, port, Cognac, and red wine. This combination is very strong, so be sure to sip slowly.
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7. Boozy Hot Chocolate
This bourbon-spiked hot chocolate is extremely rich and is a fantastic drink to serve as dessert. You can use hot water or milk, and add a little cream or half-and-half if you really want to make it luxurious. With a handful of mini marshmallows, boozy hot chocolate is always a good choice.
8. Peppermint Patty
This peppermint hot chocolate recipe is so easy you can have it ready to go in a minute or less. Make your favorite hot chocolate (using a mix is OK, we won’t tell anyone) and then pour in an ounce of peppermint schnapps. Mint and chocolate are an unbeatable combination, and with some whipped cream, this is perfection.
9. Bourbon Hot Cider
Honeycrisp and bourbon spiced cider with fresh ginger will cure what ails you. Almost as good as eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away, this cider should be steeped for at least an hour to let the flavors meld. It reheats well and is easy to scale up to serve a large group.
10. Hot Toddy
The hot toddy is the quintessential hot cocktail. Boiling water, lemon, tea of your choice, honey, and whiskey are the foundation of this classic winter cocktail. You can use herbal tea or any kind of black tea, and trade the honey for agave, brown sugar, or even maple syrup.
11. Port Toddy
If you liked the hot toddy, try the port toddy. Ruby port is sweet and nuanced, and is delicious with the lemon, orange, and cinnamon in this drink. A little less alcoholic than its sister, the port toddy should definitely be added to your winter lineup.
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