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Warming Up With Winter Cocktails

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There are cocktails, which are great for the summer – cold and refreshing, like Mojito, Strawberry Daiquiri and Cuba Libre. However, there are beverages which are especially good for the freezing season, drinks, that will instantly warm you up and will give you a good time.

The winter cocktails you will see below are definitely something you should try, while you forget about your favorite icy drinks! And, don’t forget to buy your liquor, because winter is the season of the sweet and tasty, but insidious liquors!

Irish Coffee

This is the cocktail. Refreshing and warming, and yet makes you feel incredibly calm and sophisticated. It consists of whiskey, strong coffee, sugar and whip cream. While drinking this cocktail, you will definitely not care about the weather outside!

Irish Coffee. Cocktails infographics.

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The Fun Tea

It’s only natural for you  to drink hot tea in the winter. However, this tea is more… fun. After making your tea (it does not matter what it is) add a bit of rum, whiskey or brandy. Afterwards follows the piece of lemon and the sweetness of yoru soul while drinking it.

Bloody Mary

Now, this drink is not for everyone. You either love it or hate it. Not many people enjoy the combination of tomato juice and vodka. But it’s nevertheless great for the winter. All you will need is  tomato juice mixed with vodka and Worcestershire sauce, a bit of lemon juice, salt and black pepper. You can also add a sprig of soil for decoration.

Manhattan

This is one of the most popular cocktails all over the world and it can even be called classics. You will need a tiny bit of whiskey, Vermouth, sweetener and a sugared cherry on top for decoration!

Illustration with Manhattan cocktail

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Christmas Rum Punch

Punches in general are great for the winter, especially when you are throwing a Christmas party! So, you will need oranges, cloves, a bottle of rum, half a cup of superfine sugar and half a gallon of sweet apple cider.

Hot Buttered Rum

Rum, again? Yes! We are all secret pirates. So, this particular cocktail is great for the colder days of the year. Take a mug and dissolve sugar in hot water and add the rum and unsalted  butter. Fill the mug with water and you can also sprinkle it with nutmeg. You can also use cider instead of water, along with half a teaspoon of cinnamon and cloves. Nobody knows what the butter actually does, but nevertheless, this tastes amazing!

Brain-Duster

Now, this is quite the special drink. Just by its name you can tell! You will need an ounce rye whiskey, an ounce of absinthe, Italian vermouth and a dash of Angostura bitters. Really, really strange combination, but you should definitely try it!

Hot Milk Punch

Hello, punch again! I already told you, you shouldn’t be surprised. The punch is the winter beverage. You will need 1 ounce dark rum, brandy, a teaspoon of superfine sugar, milk and you can also sprinkle nutmeg on top of everything. Adding cinnamon sticks for aroma and decoration is definitely a nice addition, too.

Homemade Festive Cinnamon Eggnog

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