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

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Leftover Libations

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

Coquito

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.
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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 - Gin Cocktail

Smuggler’s Cove Straits Sling

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