Winter Cocktail Recipes

winter cocktail recipes
January 28, 2021

Warm up and wind down with these fun winter cocktail recipes!

Mulled wine


1 bottle Robert Hall cabernet 

1 orange, sliced

8 cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

2 star anise

Sugar, honey, or maple syrup to taste

¼ cup brandy


Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. 

Cook on medium-high until it reaches a simmer. Do not allow to boil.

Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Strain if desired.

Serve in a mug, using any leftover cloves, cinnamon sticks, anise, or oranges for garnish.

Brandy Alexander


1 1/2 ounces cognac

1 ounce dark crème de cacao

1 ounce cream

Grated nutmeg


Add ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake until chilled.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe.

Garnish with grated nutmeg. 

Winter Manhattan


2 ounces bourbon or rye

1 ounce sweet vermouth

2 dashes chocolate bitters

1 dash orange bitters

Brandied cherry or maraschino cherry for garnish


Stir bourbon/rye, vermouth, and bitters in a mixing glass with ice until chilled.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe.

Garnish with cherry. 

Rosemary Gin Fizz


2 oz gin

½ oz lemon juice

½ oz rosemary simple syrup (see below)

3 oz plain San Pellegrino 

1 lemon slice

1 rosemary sprig

Rosemary simple syrup

½ c sugar

½ c water

1 rosemary sprig

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan.

Bring to a boil.

Stir and cook until sugar dissolves.

Remove pan from heat and add rosemary.

Let steep for 1 hour.


Shake gin, lemon juice, and rosemary simple syrup in cocktail shaker with ice. 

Strain into a glass over ice.

Add club soda.

Garnish with lemon and rosemary.

Espresso Nog Martini


1 cinnamon stick

1 egg

⅓ c cream

⅓ c milk

¼ c espresso

¼ c Patron XO Cafe 

¼ c brandy

Grated nutmeg


Combine all ingredients besides nutmeg in a blender.

Blend until smooth.

Transfer to a shaker with ice. Shake until combined.

Strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon stick.

Bourbon Hot Chocolate 


2 oz semisweet chocolate chips or melting chocolate wafers

6 oz milk

1 ½ oz Bulleit bourbon

Mini marshmallows

Whipped cream


Heat milk on a stove top until warm. Do not allow to boil.

Place chocolate in a coffee mug. 

Pour hot milk into mug and let stand until chocolate melts, about 2 minutes.

Stir until smooth.

Pour in bourbon and stir to combine.

Garnish with mini marshmallows and whipped cream.

Which one will you make?! Be sure to share your finished products on Facebook or Instagram and tag us.

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