Awesome Recipes for Winter Drinks

Sheetal Mandora Nov 26, 2018
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Keep the chilly weather at bay with some wonderful winter drinks. Read this to find out the recipes for alcoholic, non-alcoholic, and hot winter drinks.
Cocktails, mocktails, and hot chocolaty drinks; fall brings in tons of excuses to make winter drinks for all occasions. Whether it's for a holiday, birthday or anniversary party, or a regular social gathering, these drinks have to be included in the menu.
Let it be alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, being at any party or dinner without a drink is so unusual. And when a beer or wine just won't cut it, some delicious beverages can bring the magic to the party.

Alcoholic Drinks

Tanqueray Almond

  • In a snifter, add 1 oz. Tanqueray London Dry gin, ½ oz. almond liqueur, and splash of bitters over some ice cubes.
  • Mix in a splash of sour mix and give it a stir.
  • In the end, garnish with maraschino cherries, and serve.

Brown Derby

  • In a chilled cocktail glass, mix 1 shot of bourbon, ½ shot of grapefruit juice, and 1 teaspoon of honey.
  • Stir everything properly, and serve.
  • If you want, you can also mix the ingredients with ice cubes, and pour in the cocktail glass.

Icy Cocktail

  • In a shaker, mix in 1 oz. gin, 1 oz. maraschino liqueur, ½ a lemon's juice, 1 egg white, and ice cubes.
  • Shake the ingredients vigorously to make sure the egg white also mixes properly.
  • Pour through the strainer, and serve in a chilled cocktail glass.

Hot Drinks

Hot Toddy

  • Take 1 shot hot water, 1 shot bourbon whisky, 1 lump of sugar, and 1 twist of lemon peel.
  • In a glass, add sugar and hot water. This will dissolve the sugar.
  • Now add the whisky and lemon peel in the glass.
  • Give it a good stir, and serve; this makes 1 glass.

Sweet and Hot

  • Mix 1 ½ oz. dark rum, 2 oz. milk, ¾ oz. cream, and ¾ oz. Kahlua coffee liqueur.
  • Heat the ingredients, and pour into a glass.
  • Add lemon peel and a clove in. Serve immediately.

Vruca Rakia

  • In a pan, mix 2 oz. plum brandy, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and 2 oz. water.
  • Heat the ingredients, and pour into a glass.
  • Stir once, and serve.

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Ginger-Pear Shots

  • In a pan, heat 4 peeled and cute pears, 1 cup apple cider, 1 cup dry white wine, 1 tablespoon minced ginger, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 4'' cinnamon stick, and ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Simmer the pear till tender for 20 minutes, remove from heat, and let it cool down.
  • Place the liquid in blender, add 1½ tablespoons honey, and blend properly.
  • Keep the mixture in the refrigerator for 4 hours to chill. Pour in shot glasses, and serve.

Spicy Hot Chocolate

  • In a bowl, mix 4 cups hot cocoa with 1% milk, ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg, ½ teaspoon chili powder, and 4 cinnamon sticks.
  • Give everything a good stir, and pour into small mugs; serve immediately.

Pomegranate Punch

  • In a pitcher, mix 1 cup pomegranate juice, 1 cup seltzer, ½ cup lemon juice, ice cubes, and 1 cup Sprite.
  • Mix everything properly, and garnish with mint leaves and lemon twists; serve chilled.
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