29 Winter Cocktails to Try

I’ve mixed and served countless drinks over the years, and when the cold bites, nothing beats a handcrafted winter cocktail. I’m particularly fond of recipes that bring out the best seasonal flavors. Picture warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg mingling with rich spirits such as whiskey and brandy. These drinks aren’t just about taste; they wrap you in warmth, turning a chilly evening into a moment of cozy comfort. I really like a warm hot toddy or a spicy mulled wine the most. They’re simple yet profound, offering both warmth and a burst of flavor. If you’re looking to chase away the winter chill, explore our winter cocktail roundup. You’ll find something to love, guaranteed.

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29 Delicious Winter Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Winter Cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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29 Winter Cocktails to Try
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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A cozy winter gin cocktail, thoughtfully served in a classic rocks glass on a rustic wooden bar counter. The cocktail has a deep, rich hue, suggesting the use of winter spices and botanicals, and is garnished with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick, evoking a sense of warmth. The background exudes a wintry charm, with soft lighting and seasonal decorations like pine cones and twinkling fairy lights, creating a snug and inviting atmosphere. The focus is on the gin cocktail, with its inviting color and the visible textures of the spices and ice, perfectly encapsulating the essence of a comforting winter drink.

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