Best Winter Cocktails

Even if you don’t enjoy the winter season, it doesn’t mean it has to be all bad. Heat yourself up with a winter cocktail and forget about the weather. You would think that there are more choices for light and yummy cocktails for the summer months but you’re going to be surprised at the many ways to enjoy alcohol on a cold day or season as well. Below you’ll find three cocktails and recipes to start you off this winter season. 

Mexican Hot Chocolate

This is an ideal cocktail for any chocolate lover. Add ancho chili and a pinch of cinnamon and stir them up until they are mixed in with one another. Get your mug or glass ready by putting hot water inside it and then pour out the hot water. Put in the spiced hot chocolate to the heated glass, add 2 ounces of Casa Dragones Tequila Anejo , and garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine keeps you warm and happy. It’s aromatic and tasty. Ingredients include 2-star anise, high alcohol content wine (red, 2 bottles), 2 oranges, peeled and juiced, cinnamon stick, honey, sugar, and 3 white cloves. Simmer half a bottle of wine with spices, sugar, and the juices from the oranges. Once the sugar dissolves and creates a syrup-like substance, cool it down and strain it. Mix your syrup substance with the remainder of the wine, paying attention so that no burning occurs with the heat on low. Serve with cinnamon sticks as a garnish.  

Irish Coffee

Wake up and feel good, warm, and in comfort by the spirits in this warm cocktail. Many of us drink coffee in the morning and sometimes, Irish coffee is just what the doctor ordered for a mental health day or a break from routine. The traditional Irish coffee ingredients include Irish whiskey, 4 OZ of coffee, brown sugar, and 1 oz of heavy cream (or non-dairy based heavy cream). Gather all your supplies and put brown sugar (to your liking) into the coffee glass, add in the coffee and Irish whiskey. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and then add the heavy cream by slowly pouring it over the back of a spoon. Pro tip: use good strong coffee.