5 Winter Cocktail Recipes To Serve Your Guests

4 mn read

Holiday seasons are all about tasting mouth-watering meals and warm beverages while staying cozy under blankets. With the cold season around the corner, you must begin listing down some drink recipes that will also help you keep warm. That’s when the winter cocktails come to your rescue. With the delicious indulgence of toddy and citrusy essence in orange punches, some cocktails can help you get through the weather. Also, they help in absorbing and retaining the heat within your body. 

Here are the top winter cocktail recipes that are both delicious as well as calming during the winters. 

  1. Toddy 



Here’s the famous winter cocktail that allures your taste buds and warms your soul. Toddy is one of the best drinks to try out during the winters as it contains the goodness of lime and oranges. Also, it includes the indulgence of Cognac coupled up with the warm notes of rum. All these ingredients help enhance the nutrient reservoir of your body and keep you warm throughout the day. Not to forget, you can improve the drink’s appeal by adding some smokey or grilled oranges. You may also include other ingredients like bitters and simple syrup to induce some sweetness and enhance flavor. 


  • 1 cup of water

  • Half ounce rum

  • 1 ounces cognac

  • 2 to 3 grilled oranges

  • 3 – teaspoons lime juice

  • 1 – cinnamon stick

How To Prepare? 

  • Take around 3 ounces of water in a pan and bring it to boil. Now add the ingredients like cognac, rum, and bitters to it.

  • Mix the ingredients like grilled oranges and syrup in the boiled water. Further, pour the mixture into the cocktail glass.

  • End the recipe with a slice of lemon and some cinnamon extract to improve the tasting notes.

  1. New York Sour 

Another drink to tantalize your taste buds is the traditional whiskey sour. Enriched with the appeal of Semillon wine, you can create the classic New York Sour version. With ingredients like wine, simple syrup, bourbon, and lemon juice, you will likely incorporate earthy and refreshing tasting notes. You can also include it in your winter party menu and impress your guest with this unique drink. 


  • 2 or 3 – ounces rye whiskey

  • 1- ounce lemon juice

  • ¾ – ounce simple syrup

  • 1 – egg white 

  • 1- ounce red wine

  • 1- ounce bourbon

How To Prepare? 

  • Take a cocktail glass and add some crushed ice at the bottom of it. 

  • Now, add the ingredients like simple syrup, bourbon, and lemon juice into the glass. 

  • Top the glass with your favorite wine, either red or white, for the fruity flavors. 

  1. Winter Margarita 

Every cocktail lover likes the citrusy appeal of the margarita coupled up with the warm liquors. You can create a warm drink using egg white, smoky mezcal, and reposado. Make sure to cover your glass rims with some sea salt to enhance its taste.  Along with this, the earthy notes imparted by the egg white are likely to improve this cocktail’s aroma. However, look out for the allergy associated with uncooked egg white.


  • 4 – ounces tequila

  • 2 – ounces triple sec

  • 2 –  ounces lime juice

  • 2 – lime wheels

How To Prepare? 

  • Place the ingredients in the cocktail shaker and shake it for some time. Make sure not to add the ice in the first go.

  • Then, add some crushed ice into the shaker and shake the entire mixture again.

  • Place the cocktail in your favorite glass and enjoy this warm drink. 


  1. Cognac French 75 


French 75 is yet another top-notch drink to include in your winter cocktail menu. Although the cocktail is quite popular amongst the summer specials, you might change the ingredients to make it warmer. Also, you can replace the tropical gin variants with smokey cognac. Not only will it transform the drink into a winter-appropriate one, but it also adds more charm to the cocktail recipe


  • 1 – ounces Cognac

  • ½ – ounces Lemon juice

  • 2 – ounces Champagne

  • 2 – ounces Simple syrup

How To Prepare? 

  • Place the ingredients like syrup, cognac, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Mix the ingredients well. 

  • Add the mixture into the champagne flute and top it up with some sparkling wine. 

  • In case you wish for a citrusy punch, you can add lemon juice to the drink. 

  1. Good Tidings 

Are you a fan of the cranberry cocktails that come loaded with taste and soothing high? If yes, you must try out the good tidings drink on the winter vacation. With minimal ingredients like cranberry juice, Cointreau, lemon juice, and vodka, you can prepare the ecstatic cocktail. End the drink with some allspice to enhance both the flavor and aroma.


  • 1 – ounce Cointreau

  • 1-ounce Cranberry juice

  • 1/2 – ounces Rum

  • 2 – ounces Vodka

  • 1 or 2 clove 

How To Prepare? 

  • Take the cocktail shaker and shake all the ingredients inside it for some time. 

  • Fill a Collins glass with ice and pour the mixture into it.

  • Further, top the drink with some soda and garnish with a lemon wheel and cloves

Final Verdict 

Cocktails bring more warmth to your winter nights while satiating your taste buds. However, you can create your version of delicious cocktails and make the most of the holiday season. Try out the winter these unique winter cocktails in your dinner menu during the chilly nights. They will tantalize your taste buds and also help you keep cozy. 

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