Sometimes the only way to unwind from an exhausting day of work is by sipping yourself to sleep with a cocktail in hand. A drink before bed calms the nerves, relaxes the body and takes your mind off the stresses of the day. The practice has earned so many fans, it gained its own name over the years—the nightcap.
Often rich and boozy—and sometimes warmed to perfection—a proper nightcap cocktail exudes coziness and allows for extended sipping. Think of the nightcap as a grown-up lullaby: It’s meant to be consumed slowly and deliberately rather than chugged haphazardly.
The next time you need a little help getting some shut eye, mix up one of these five soothing cocktails before light’s out. Sweet dreams, cocktail lovers.