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.

Featured Recipes


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

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

Replacing the vermouth in a classic Martini with whisky has delicious results.
Whisky Skin Cocktail - Hot Toddy Recipe

The Real Hot Toddy

To keep warm this winter try this traditional cocktail recipe.
Grapefruit Negroni Cocktail - Winter Citrus Cocktails

The Hot List: Winter Citrus

Learn from celebrity chef and mixologist Kathy Casey how to make cocktails with juicy winter citrus fruits.
Hot Toddy Cocktail - Tips To Make 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 - Rum Cocktail

Zacapa Hot Toddy

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

Hot Buttered Rum

In winter, Hot Buttered Rum always hits the spot.
Coquito - Holiday Cocktail Recipe


This rich and creamy rum-spiked Coquito is a classic Puerto Rican holiday cocktail recipe.
Milk & Honey - Benedictine Cocktail

Milk & Honey

This easy-to-make drink will take you to the Promised Land.
Batida Rosa - Cachaca Cocktail

Batida Rosa

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


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 - Gin Cocktail

Smuggler’s Cove Straits Sling

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