Winter Cocktail Guide

When the cold wind is howling and the snow is blowing, we want
nothing more than a roaring fire and a glass of something comforting
and steamy. From hot cocktails to warming elixirs—plus a few tropical
drinks to transport you somewhere sunnier—here are some of our
favorite wintertime libations.
  • Leftover Libations Leftover Libations

    Do you have spirited leftovers from your holiday celebrations? Turn those half-empty bottles into a range of delicious drinks.

  • Hot Drinks by the Pitcher Hot Drinks by the Pitcher

    We turned to top bartenders in snowy Boston and chilly Minneapolis for a couple warm cocktails you can serve your friends and family.

  • A Scotch Martini A Scotch Martini

    Replacing the vermouth in a classic Martini with whisky has delicious results.

  • The Real Hot Toddy The Real Hot Toddy

    To keep warm this winter try this traditional cocktail recipe.

  • The Hot List: Winter Citrus The Hot List: Winter Citrus

    Learn from celebrity chef and mixologist Kathy Casey how to make cocktails with juicy winter citrus fruits.

  • 5 Tips: Hot Toddies 5 Tips: Hot Toddies

    Feel a chill in the air? Warm up with these Hot Toddy secrets from St. John Frizell, owner of New York bar and restaurant Fort Defiance.

  • Zacapa Hot Toddy Zacapa Hot Toddy

    If you’re feeling under-the-weather, this toasty beverage will perk you right up.

  • Hot Buttered Rum Hot Buttered Rum

    In winter, Hot Buttered Rum always hits the spot.

  • Coquito Coquito

    This rich and creamy rum-spiked Coquito is a classic Puerto Rican holiday cocktail recipe.

  • Milk & Honey Milk & Honey

    This easy-to-make drink will take you to the Promised Land.

  • Batida Rosa Batida Rosa

    This simple-but-delicious cachaça creation is packed with fruit flavor.

  • Mojito Mojito

    What's the perfect way to capture summer all year long? A well-mixed Mojito, of course. A decedent of the Cuban cocktail El Draque, this five ingredient highball is a favorite of many, including Ernest Hemingway.

  • Smuggler’s Cove Straits Sling Smuggler’s Cove Straits Sling

    You don't need a pegleg, a parrot or a tri-cornered hat to enjoy this drink.

leaderboard bottom