In Good Spirits

Drinks to keep you warm this winter

A well-made cocktail is a good idea any time of year. But, we must admit, there’s something particularly pleasurable about sipping a libation designed specifically for the chilly months. Enter: Cold-weather cocktails. The kind of spirit-spiked drink that makes you want to cozy up next to a fire. They’re often made with a rum, bourbon or whiskey base, but they can also include vino (mulled wine, anyone?), liqueurs like Kahlua and Campari, and even hot tea or coffee. 

If you’re planning a Celebrate or Network meeting this winter (or hosting a happy hour to commemorate the results of your Promote or Decide meeting) consider these 4 winter-inspired tipples—perfect as welcome cocktails or festive after-dinner drinks.

Boulevardier

Ingredients: 

1.7 fl. oz. Maker’s Mark bourbon
1.25 fl. oz. Campari
1.25 fl. oz. Martini & Rossi Rosso vermouth

Instructions: 

Measure all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with cubed ice. Strain into a martini glass with Julep strainer and garnish with an orange twist. 

Bow Street Brew 

Ingredients: 

1.25 fl. oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey
.75 fl. oz. cold Lapsang tea 
.5 fl. oz. Monin passion fruit syrup
2 teaspoons ginger syrup
1 dash bitters 
1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters 

Instructions: 

Measure all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with cubed ice. Strain with Julep strainer into a teacup over a lemon ice ball. 

Mulled Wine

Ingredients: 

2.5 fl. oz. Cabernet Sauvignon
.5 fl. oz. Grand Marnier 
.5 fl. oz. Marie Brizard Framboise
.5 fl. oz. simple syrup
½ teaspoon allspice 
.5 fl. oz. freshly squeezed orange juice

Instructions:

Measure all ingredients in a heatproof receptacle and warm on a coffee arm. Pour into a liqueur coffee glass and garnish with a lemon slice studded with three olives and a dash of grated nutmeg. 

Sombrero

Ingredients: 

.75 fl. oz. Kahlua 
1 oz. Devonshire Double Cream 
1 dash simple syrup
1.5 fl. oz. Don Julio Añejo tequila 

Instructions:

Measure tequila and liqueur into a stirring glass; add the cream into a shaker and shake with a dash of simple syrup and an ice cube. Strain the cocktail into a coupe glass and layer the cream carefully onto drink.