For those who dread temperatures dropping below 60 degrees and waking up when it’s still dark, the winter months can be depressing. We have an easy and instant pick-me-up: the perfect cocktail. Whether you’re looking for an après ski tipple to warm you up or need to soothe some sniffles, these five cocktails will help make winter your new favorite season.
5 Best Winter Cocktails
We’ve perfected the Chocolate Martini, if we do say so ourselves. The star of Supercall’s version is homemade chocolate liqueur that elevates the traditionally saccharine drink to spicy, bittersweet new heights. Think of it as a chilled, grownup take on hot cocoa.
This classic cure for the common cold gives us warm, fuzzy feelings just thinking about it. A thawing mix of whiskey, hot water (tea works great, too), lemon juice and honey will melt you from the inside out. Throw a double helping in a thermos and take it along on your next backyard sledding session.
The PSL may be an autumnal staple, but our version is so tasty, you’ll be drinking it long into the winter months. This bourbon-spiked recipe is just the right amount of sweet, contains real pumpkin and is made with whiskey barrel-aged coffee—perfect for a holiday brunch or late night pick-me-up.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
This spicy take on the Whiskey Sour was created by NYC bartender Sam Ross in 2005, and its popularity has already earned it a place in the annals of classic cocktails. A blend of ginger, lemon, honey and scotch will thaw your frozen bones and clear your sinuses.
Joe Sheridan, the head chef at the Foynes Harbor Terminal in Ireland, invented this classic hot cocktail to soothe American travelers arriving by ship on frigid winter nights. We suggest following suit and spiking your coffee with a healthy amount of Irish whiskey and topping the whole thing with freshly whipped cream.