Warm Up With These 5 Decadent Holiday Drinks

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As the temperatures start to dip even more this winter and snow flurries around us, keeping toasty and finding fun ways to enjoy the indoors because even more necessary. Of course, one of our favorite ways to warm our bones is by sipping on creative cocktails gathered around the living room with friends. 

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Lady Macbeth’s Secret Recipe

  • 1.5 oz. Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • 3 oz. Apple Cider
  • .5 oz. Earl Grey Syrup
  • .5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz. Sparkling Wine

Glass: Snowman mug

Garnish: Lemon twist

Method: Fill mug with ingredients and top with hot water before adding in some sparkling wine to taste.

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Cognac Hot Cocoa

  • 1.5 oz. Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal
  • 6 ounces Hot Chocolate
  • 3 drops Vanilla Extract
  • 1 drop Hazelnut Extract

Glass: Holiday Mug

Garnish: Whipped cream, nutmeg and chocolate shavings

Method: Add Cognac, chocolate and vanilla. Stir. Top with whipped cream, nutmeg and chocolate shavings.

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Honey Buttered Rum

  • 1.5 oz. Aged Demerara Rum
  • .75 oz. Spiced Dark Honey Syrup
  • .5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .25 oz. Rhum Damosieu 110
  • 2 dash Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Bitters
  • 2 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Hot Water to Top

Glass:  Copper mug

Garnish: Butter cube

Method: Stir. Top with hot water.

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The 8th Day

  • 1 1/2 Parts Havana Club Añejo Clásico
  • 3 Parts Chai Tea
  • 1 3/4 Parts Coconut Milk
  • 1 Part Simple Syrup Or 1 tbs White Sugar

Glass: Rocks Glass

Garnish: Grated Cinnamon or Toasted Coconut Shavings

Method: Hot Ingredients — Prepare Chai Tea. While the tea steeps, warm coconut milk over medium heat, do not boil. Combine ingredients in a high temperature resistant mixing glass, adding rum last and stir. Serve in an Irish Coffee Cup or preferred glass coffee cup, and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Cold Ingredients — Prepare Chai tea, removing tea bag after steeping, and allow to cool.  Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Shake vigorously. Pour ingredients into an empty, chilled rocks glass. Garnish. 

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Holly Jolly

  • 1.5 oz. Gin
  • .5 oz. Pine Liqueur
  • .75 oz. Vanilla Syrup
  • .75 oz. Lime Juice
  • 3 Mint
  • Top with soda

Glass: Miracle Collins Glass

Garnish: Pine needles

Method: Shake. Strain. Top with soda.

Kimberly Fisher Boone

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