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Recipes for Winter Drinks

Awesome Recipes to Make Exceptionally Wonderful Winter Drinks

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.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2018
Cocktail Glass
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
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
Ginger drink
  • 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
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
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.