Forget Hot Chocolate: Warm Up With These Steaming Cocktails

Stay warm all winter with these comforting, hot, boozy cocktails
Hot Toddy


Warm up this winter with a spiced hot toddy.

With the weather getting colder, the season for hot drinks is getting nearer. The roasting summer days cooled by iced lattes are now gone, and we’ll be spending the rest of the year drinking hot coffee and hot chocolate. But during the chilliest months, it’s not just in the morning that we want something hot to sip on: Happy hour would be much more enjoyable if we could warm up with a steaming cocktail then, too.

So, to solve that problem for you, here are our five favorite hot cocktails for when you really don’t want ice in your drink:

Hot Buttered Rum

A mug of smooth, rich, heavily spiced hot buttered rum is even more autumnal and comforting than any hot chocolate.

For the Hot Buttered Rum recipe, click here.

Hot Piece of Apple Cocktail

This warming cocktail tastes just like a perfect, freshly baked slice of your grandmother’s apple pie, which has been spiked with a generous splash of rum.

For the Hot Piece of Apple Cocktail recipe, click here.

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

This cocktail is perfect for winter parties, as you can simply heat up the apple cider and spices and then leave a bottle of your favorite wintery booze on the side for people to add themselves.

For the Hot Spiced Apple Cider recipe, click here.

Hot Toddy

A hot toddy is a classic winter drink and with good reason. Whisky really warms you up from the inside out, and by adding a couple of spoonfuls of honey it becomes fantastically soothing.

For the Hot Toddy cocktail recipe, click here.

Mulled Wine

The winter just wouldn’t be complete without sipping on a few mugs of warming mulled wine at a holiday party. This traditional drink includes all the classic spices — feel free to adjust the amount of honey to reach your desired sweetness.

For the Mulled Wine recipe, click here.

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