Winter whiskey cocktails are the perfect way to warm up during the cold season. These cocktails are made with whiskey, a spirit that is known for its smooth and rich flavor, and are typically mixed with other ingredients such as spices, fruits, or cream to create a cozy and comforting drink.
Whether you are looking for a classic recipe like the Hot Toddy or something more unique like the Bourbon Smash, there is a winter whiskey cocktail for everyone. These drinks are perfect for those who enjoy a little bit of warmth and comfort during the colder months, and are a great way to impress your friends and family at holiday gatherings or cozy nights in.
Get in the festive holiday spirit with a Gingerbread Whiskey Sour. You can impress your friends with this fancy and easy-to-make cocktail. All it takes is a vigorous shake of bourbon, lime juice, Gingerbread simple syrup, and an egg white. Top it off with the winter spices – ginger and cinnamon for that warm, winter vibe.
Honey Winter Bourbon Cocktail has the citrus and earthy flavors we crave during winter days. The honey sage syrup makes this cocktail a bit more time-consuming and complex to concoct but it is worth the work. After the syrup is made, the final steps are simple - add it to your bourbon and twist an orange peel over the glass.
A hot toddy is perfect for a winter day. Caramel Apple Whiskey Toddy keeps you warm with the cozy flavors of caramel, cinnamon, and apple. A bonus to making this cocktail is the scent of apple cinnamon filling your home while boiling the brew for your hot toddy.
Bring out the gold and get fancy with a Winter Whiskey Sour. Edible gold glitter puts a spin on the classic bourbon cocktail. A shake of bourbon, lemon and orange juice, sugar syrup, and a brush of honey and gold glitter on the rim makes this cocktail festive and fun for holiday parties.
The warming flavors of cinnamon and maple syrup make a classic whiskey sour into a great winter cocktail. Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour is a concoction of whiskey with lemon juice sweetened with maple syrup and a hint of cinnamon. It’s warm, sweet, and sour and can easily be made for more.
You can fight off a cold with Micah’s Hot Toddy. The fresh cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, lemon, and honey warmed with bourbon or rye soothes our bodies from the winter blues. This hot toddy is a perfect balance of sweet and tart with spices that keep us healthy.
Rosemary, maple syrup, and cinnamon put a winter spin on the classic Old Fashion. The winter spices with bourbon and bitters turn a classic into a seasonal favorite. You don’t need a high-end bourbon to make a Winter Old Fashion, so go ahead and grab your favorite bourbon for this one.
Add a kick of whiskey to your tea with Bourbon Hot Toddy. This cocktail will warm you on a cold, winter day and is easy to make. All it takes is a hot brew poured over a shot of Bourbon whiskey. Lemon, spices, and honey sweeten and spice up the hot cocktail.
If you’re a fan of Negronis, you’ll love The Boulevardier. It is a simple swap of gin for whiskey with Campari and sweet vermouth. The spices, herbs, and botanicals of sweet vermouth, and the infusion of herbs and fruit in Campari makes it bitter and sweet. Bourbon keeps it sweet, and rye whiskey adds a spicy touch.
If you are feeling under the weather and love a hot toddy, a Winter Honey Whiskey Cocktail is the perfect cocktail for you. The ginger in this cocktail gives a spicy and healthy kick to the traditional hot toddy. The hot brew with bourbon or whiskey is soothing to the body.
Bourbon Smash Cocktail is a seasonal twist to the classic summer Whiskey Smash cocktail. Cinnamon and lemon give this cocktail winter vibes. The flavors of bourbon, club soda, lemon, and cinnamon are powerful, but the berries, simple syrup, and herbs sweeten the rich flavors of this winter cocktail.
There are many variations to a whiskey sour. McFarlane’s Reserve Wheated Bourbon, crème de cassis, Forest d’Orange liqueur, simple syrup, and lemon juice make the uniquely flavored Winter Wheated Whiskey Sour. The cocktail is tart like most whiskey sours, but it is also sweet, citrusy, and fruity.
Oranges are one of the best fruits of winter. A speedy blend of fresh orange juice, Grand Marnier Liqueur, sweet whiskey, vanilla extract, egg white, and ice makes a citrusy, frothy drink in no time. With only seven ingredients and five minutes of your time, you can make a Winter Orange Whiskey Cocktail.
Dark and cold days call for a Long Winter’s Nap. An infusion of ginger, cardamom, star anise, maple syrup, fir, and lemon juice craft the warm, relaxing cocktail. The longer you brew the infusion, the more intense the flavor can be. The batch is easy to brew for a party of two or twenty.
Spiced Winter Blizzard keeps it simple, sweet, and flavorful with Jack Daniels Whiskey honey, apple juice, and tangerine juice. The sweet drink is topped off with warm spices and garnished with a slice of apple, tangerine zest, and star anise that give it the winter feels.
Winter Rye Sour Cocktail is full of complex flavors. Buttered brown sugar syrup, allspice, and Cynar bring out the warm flavors of this tasty cocktail. You’ll need Rye whiskey and angostura bitters to complete this take on a classic egg white whiskey sour.
Winter Spiced Simple Syrup has cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and star anise flavor that give a Winter Whiskey Sour the seasonal winter feel to a traditional whiskey sour. This cocktail brings out your artistic side when you drop the bitters in a pattern to create a pretty design.
Winter flavors are the highlight of the Cranberry Orange Whiskey Cocktail. The cranberry and orange fruits are a perfect winter blend of sweet and sour. The concoction is poured over frozen cranberries and topped off with a ginger beer that adds a vibrant flavor to the cocktail.
Figs and whiskey are the perfect combinations for a winter cocktail. A Whisky Fig Martini only requires a few ingredients and is simple to make. All it takes is a shake of fig preserves, lemon juice, honey, and thyme with your favorite whiskey.
19 Winter Whiskey Cocktail Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Warm up your winter nights with these delicious and cozy whiskey cocktails.