Mulled wine is one of the most popular winter cocktails and is a staple of Germany and Austria during the colder months.
The cocktail consists of a dry red wine that simmers on a stovetop with fruits and spices. It is easy to make, but prepare to spend about a half hour. Mulled wine will warm you up and make you feel festive.
Holiday and winter cocktails often have rum and baking spices that give them their festive feel. Hot buttered rum takes that concept and simplifies it – the drink is just rum, hot water, butter, and spices.
Easy to make and even easier to drink, this winter cocktail with a creamy mouthfeel is the perfect after-dinner drink.
The White Russian might be the perfect winter cocktail because of its simplicity and elegance. With just three ingredients – vodka, Kahlua, and heavy cream – you can throw one of these together in minutes.
This is a great winter cocktail to make for guests at dinner parties because it doesn’t require a lot of time or effort – and it’s downright delicious.
This holiday pear sangria is a perfect winter cocktail when you’re entertaining a large party. You can whip up a good-sized batch of it a day or two before and keep it refrigerated until your guests arrive.
This recipe uses a white wine base with apple or pear brandy, with traditional sangria fruits mixed in.
Get into the Christmas spirit with the Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail. This winter cocktail has a vodka base with lime juice, grapefruit juice, ginger beer, and spicy jalapeños. With the sugar-rimmed glass and mint leaf garnish, it is a true holiday treat.
The Jack Frost Winter Cocktail is kind of like the winter version of a piña colada. It has a base of light rum and blue curacao with crushed ice, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice mixed in. If the north pole were a tropical location this would be the cocktail of choice there!
The Moscow Mule is already a great winter drink. The Moscow Reindeer adds more holiday festiveness to the classic vodka-lime-ginger beer cocktail with fresh muddled mint and a crushed peppermint candy cane. This drink is easy to make and only takes a few minutes.
The Peppermint Mudslide is a fun dessert drink that will satisfy those with a sweet tooth. This potent cocktail has vodka, Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, and peppermint schnapps. It is easy to make, easy to drink, and only takes a few minutes to put together.
The Negroni is an Italian cocktail and one of the most classic drinks of all time. It is a simple three-ingredient cocktail with gin, Campari, and vermouth that you can mix in just a couple of minutes.
Keep it classy and impress your holiday cocktail party guests with this winter favorite.
The holiday season is a time to spend with friends and family while eating delicious food and sipping on the finest winter cocktails.
There are winter cocktails for every palate, from the thick and creamy to the light and refreshing. Do you have a favorite winter cocktail?
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29 Delicious Winter Cocktails to Enjoy This Season
I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.
In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.