Winter may technically end in the middle of March, but cold temperatures will surely persist in the Northeast well after the solstice has passed. But while you might need to wait several more weeks before warmer weather arrives, you can still heat things up with seasonally-appropriate liquors. To help you add some spirit to your season, here are three popular cocktails that can comfort you during the chilly months, and how to make them.
3 Popular Winter Cocktails
1. Hot Toddy
If you want to sip on something warm with a punch, nothing is more classic than the Hot Toddy. For this simple cocktail, combine a cup of hot water with an ounce of lemon juice, a tablespoon of honey, and 1.5 ounces of a dark seasonal liquor, such a whiskey, scotch, bourbon, rum, or brandy. For a seasonal garnish, add a lemon slice or cinnamon stick to your mug.
2. White Russian
After a filling winter feast, a White Russian can be just the cocktail you need to close the night. To prepare this drink, star by pouring two parts coffee liqueur and five parts vodka into an Old Fashioned glass with ice. Float three parts fresh cream on top and gently stir the concoction.
3. Rumchata® Hot Cocoa
Hot cocoa and marshmallows might be a drink reserved for the kids, but adding in the seasonal zest of Rumchata can make the beverage perfect for adults. First, prepare your favorite hot chocolate recipe—or use your favorite mix for a fast solution. Next, gently mix in a half-cup of Rumchata. To add a little extra flair to the cocktail, top off the cocoa with a spritz of whipped cream, a drizzle of warm caramel, and a dusting of cocoa powder.
No matter the season, Universal Discount Package Store will have what you need to create delicious and memorable cocktails. Based in Norwich, CT, this liquor store is stocked with a wide selection of beer, wine, and spirits fit for all types of adult beverages. In addition to its impressive inventory, this retailer offers customers some of the most competitive prices in the region. To learn more about their offerings and event planning assistance, visit them online or call (860) 889-6555.