With the fall and winter seasons in full steam ahead, we are slowly starting to transition from the long summer nights out on the town, to the cozy nights spent indoors. Although the thought of going out to a bar and getting drinks with friends always sounds like a fun idea, it’s different when it is cold outside. So, instead of bearing the cold, why not cozy up inside by the fire, by watching a movie, eating some Christmas cookies, and enjoying your favorite winter-approved cocktails?! If you are looking for some warm cocktail ideas, here are 10 alcoholic winter drink recipes that will keep you warm and cozy on a cold night in.
1. Irish Coffee
If your go-to drink on a cold winter night is a coffee, but you are looking to add something to spice it up, then you have to try this Irish Coffee drink. This drink is super quick and easy to make. Make your usual coffee, add some whiskey, and then top it off with some whipped cream and dark chocolate chips to make for the perfect spiced coffee. You honestly won’t even realize there is whiskey in it! This is one of the best alcoholic winter drink recipes out there!
2. The Dirty Snowman
Looking for a warm drink that you can add your favorite dark beer to? If so, then this Dirty Snowman drink is made for you! Try this sweet, boozy concoction by combining together a few ingredients, along with your favorite dark beer. Garnish it with a cinnamon stick, and a chocolate chunk rim, to make the ideal drink.
3. Boozy Apple Cider
Apple cider is another common drink that we all enjoy throughout the holiday season. Spice up your typical apple cider with some cinnamon and bourbon, to create the ultimate boozy apple cider drink that will keep you warm all night long! Tip: Instead of drinking this out of an old coffee mug, enjoy this drink in an apple cup. It is bound to taste ten times better.
4. Kahlúa Hot Chocolate
This is not just your average hot chocolate, as it is packed with Kahlúa coffee liqueur to create the perfect boozy hot chocolate drink. Follow this recipe to first make your own hot chocolate, rather than using a basic hot chocolate package, and add some Kahlúa to get that boozy feel. If you want extra flavor, add some Bailey’s or vodka. Top off the drink with whipped cream, marshmallows and some carmel or chocolate sauce! This is one of the alcoholic winter drink recipes you’re going to love!
5. Apple Spiced Bourbon Toddies
If you are looking for another way to spice up your apple cider, then you have to try this apple spiced bourbon toddy drink. Be sure to add the correct amount of cider, as it creates the intense, yet delicious, apple flavor to complete the drink. For a true toddy, add a pat of butter on each drink and enjoy it by the fire!
6. Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Calling all wine lovers! If you love red wine and chocolate, then you will love this drink. Between the red wine and the chocolate, this drink is rich in flavor and bound to keep you wanting more. This drink is perfect to enjoy out of your favorite winter mug, and will keep you warm all night. Add some dark chocolate chunks on top to create the perfect wine and chocolate combination!
7. Rumchata Egg Nog
It’s never too early to start drinking egg nog! Create your own Rumchata egg nog by following this super simple recipe. Don’t forget to add cinnamon sugar to the rim of the cup!
8. Hot Buttered Rum
Turn your classic rum and coke combination into a hot drink with this hot buttered rum recipe. Garnish your drink with a cinnamon stick and a dash of cinnamon on top to complete the drink!
9. Spiced Pumpkin Cider
Feeling in the pumpkin mood? Follow this recipe to make yourself a delicious spiced pumpkin cider. Enjoy your drink with some pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, or pumpkin bread to satisfy all of your pumpkin cravings!
10. Crock Pot Butterbeer Rum
Impress all of your friends by making them some homemade butterbeer. Spice up the drink by adding some rum to create the perfect warm, boozy drink. Create the full Harry Potter themed night, by watching one of your favorite Harry Potter movies and drinking butterbeer all night!