If you’re not familiar with the recent hygge (pronounced hue-gah) hype, let us take a minute to explain. Hygge is the Danish ritual of finding coziness and joy in life’s everyday moments and learning to enjoy simple pleasures. Think fuzzy sweaters, trays of homemade lasagna, and curling up on the couch with a friend or partner to simply enjoy each other’s company. Now that you understand, get into the hygge lifestyle will these seven cocktails. They are each comforting in their own way and will make you appreciate the simple delight in your glass.
7 Cocktails Fit for the Hygge Lifestyle
Not only will this spiked hot chocolate warm your cold bones on an unusually chilly day, but the Marshmallow Fluff topper will take you back to your childhood. Make a mugful for you and a friend, and cozy up on the couch in front of a scary movie.
This cocktail may sound strange if you’re a dedicated drinker of the classic Gin & Tonic, but one sip and you’ll be hooked. This hot-tail is citrusy and refreshing. Whip up one anytime you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up.
There’s nothing more reassuring than buttery comfort food, and the same goes for cocktails. Made with brown butter-washed bourbon, warming amaro, pear nectar and a spiced burnt-orange syrup, this pretty drink is downright delicious.
brown butter bourbon
Burnt Orange Syrup
A staple in Filipino cuisine, the bright purple ube yam is often used in a dessert called halo halo. At Jeepney in NYC, Philippe Garcesto blends delicious ube ice cream with Filipino rum to create this thick boozy milkshake, reminiscent of the classic dessert.
ube ice cream
While there’s no actual coffee in this creamy cocktail, the mix of port, Cognac and a whole egg is meant to mimic the bitter beverage. Serve this in a Pontarlier glass when you’re in the mood for something fun and fancy.
This Spanish favorite hasn’t fully caught on in America, and we’re trying to change that. Equal parts red wine and Coca-Cola, it’s a simple pleasure that you can whip up anytime, anywhere.
The Hot Toddy is the quintessential sick day drink, especially when it’s made with sinus-clearing ginger lemon tea. Kenta Goto’s version from NYC’s Bar Goto is spiked with Laird’s Apple Brandy, honey syrup and sweet-tart yuzu marmalade. It will cure what ails you.
Lemon Ginger Tea