When the air is chilly and the snow is falling, it calls for snowball fights and nice long walks in the thick blankets of freshly fallen flakes. In the midst of enjoying the winter weather, you will most likely find yourself craving a hot drink to warm your soul and restore a little bit of feeling into your frozen fingertips.
After all, with the frigid weather turning everything into ice cubes, it’s always nice to find comfort in a warm hug and a hot beverage. Make the most of your cold escapades with these 10 hot cocktails you can enjoy outdoors!
1. Hot Honey Lemon with Vodka
During the winter season we’re all in need of a warm beverage to fight off the cold. Build your immune system and clear your airways by brewing a hot honey lemon drink spiked with vodka. Hot honey lemon vodka cocktails are all the rage in Central Asia and Eastern Europe, and it’s time that it makes its debut on your go-to drink menu too!
2. Hot Chocolate and Whisky
When the cold weather really starts to bother you, the first thing that comes to your mind is a hot chocolate served in a nice tall mug. Hot chocolate is sweet and whisky has a punch. When you make these two powerful flavours join forces, you have yourself a cocktail masterpiece. Plus, it’s so easy to make. All you have to do is gather your hot cocoa essentials and mix them with a serving of whisky. Hot chocolate and whisky for everyone!
3. Hot Gin Punch
Get captivated by the uniquely endearing aroma of hot gin punch. The lush exotic flavours embedded in this hot cocktail will transport you to the summery tropics in a season of wintertide. You’d be surprised at the work of art you can create with a bottle of gin and some twist of citrus and honey.
4. Hot Gin Toddy
Warm your heart with a sip of this exquisite hot gin toddy. This hot gin cocktail takes your taste buds on a journey peppered with cardamom, black peppercorns, fennel seed, and lemon. Gin immerses your palate in an earthy juniper kind of feeling, and when you integrate it into a hot cocktail, it becomes a profound beverage that tugs at your heartstrings.
5. Hot Irish Whisky
On days when a cup of hot tea just won’t cut it, hot Irish whisky packs the punch that you’re looking for. With a whisky, lemon, and sugar base, this hot cocktail will be the cherry on top of your cold winter afternoons.
6. Hot White Russian
The weather outside may be frightful, but this hot White Russian is so delightful! Heavily based on vodka and sweet heavy cream, this is a hot cocktail that will add a touch of dreamy sparkle to your day as you watch the snow softly blanket the streets in pure white.
7. Hot Buttered Whisky
If you love hot drinks to warm your cold days, chunks of butter to melt onto your crunchy toast, and a glass of amber whisky to luxuriate your palate, you will be glad to know of the existence of hot buttered whisky. This hot cocktail is a treasure trove for whisky enthusiasts who like to shake things up with maple syrup, ginger, and heavy cream.
8. Aquavit Cider
Aquavit is a sophisticated and refined liquor that is strongly inspired by Nordic flavours; a true paragon that is ideal for catering to the demanding tastes of the 21st Century. When you combine this delicate liquor with apple cider, spiced honey, and a splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice, we guarantee that you will have found your new go-to hot cocktail. Hot aquavit cider is best enjoyed while you indulge in the wintry cold and hang out with those closest to your heart.
9. Grapefruit Hot Toddy
Spending time outdoors on a regular basis is good for your health, even during these cold conditions. Take a walk in the park and marvel at how beautiful winter nature can be while it lasts. Once you’ve achieved your daily step count, you can reward yourself with a hot cocktail that will transport your senses to the island paradise in your tropical dreams: the grapefruit hot toddy!
Hot toddies have built a reputation for being akin to a healthy cup of tea, and once you fuse it with vodka and about four ounces of fresh grapefruit juice, you can bid this frigid weather goodbye and wave hello to the heat of summer that will warm the very core of your soul. Grapefruit is low in calories, yet high in nutrients, so that’s another fantastic reason to give free rein to this flavoursome cocktail.
10. Chamomile Hot Toddy
Chamomile is proven to release calming effects, especially when incorporated into a hot brew of tea. Kick it up a notch on the serenity meter by sipping on a chamomile hot toddy, brimming with essence of chamomile, gin, honey, and lemon juice. When this gentle tranquillity-inducing flower combines its powers with the earthy properties of gin, it will totally activate your inner zen.
Brew Hot Cocktails with Spirit of York
Cold weather is the perfect opportunity to make your favourite liquors and spirits adapt and transform into hot winter cocktails best enjoyed outdoors. Why let your exquisite vodkas, whiskies, and gins hibernate when you can coalesce them with hot chocolate and tea?
The most wonderful thing about the magical cold season is that it ignites a sentimental quality in most people that encourages them to take stock of what truly matters. Brew your very own hot cocktails with the premium products available at Spirit of York!