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.
1.7 fl. oz. Maker’s Mark bourbon
1.25 fl. oz. Campari
1.25 fl. oz. Martini & Rossi Rosso vermouth
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
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
Measure all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with cubed ice. Strain with Julep strainer into a teacup over a lemon ice ball.
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
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.
.75 fl. oz. Kahlua
1 oz. Devonshire Double Cream
1 dash simple syrup
1.5 fl. oz. Don Julio Añejo tequila
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.