Cold weather has finally arrived, which means we’re headed into prime cider and hot chocolate season. While there are plenty of ways to spike your warming winter drinks with gin or tequila, we want to go the traditional route and hit them with a heavy splash of whiskey. Here are seven soul-warming hot whiskey drinks that will warm your frigid bones this season.
6 Soul-Warming Hot Whiskey Drinks to Sip by the Fire
This is the quintessential cold weather drink. It’s not only warming and easy to make, but it might even cure your cold. (OK, we don’t know if it will cure your cold, but it’s definitely worth a try.)
Delicious after dinner—or, let’s be real, while you’re lounging around the house on a Saturday morning—adding Irish whiskey and fresh whipped cream to your coffee really is the best part of waking up.
With a heavy dose of spice from handfuls of cloves and cinnamon sticks, along with a bottle of rye, this slow cooker mulled cider will bring about satisfied “ahhs” from an entire houseful of people.
Egg Shop chef Nick Korbee designed this drink for fall’s apple season. But with a smoky bourbon and a hint of amaro, you’ll want to have a mug in your hand all winter long.
Smoked Maple Bourbon
If you aren’t spiking your hot cocoa with bourbon on a frigid afternoon, you are not doing winter right. Our version is also made with coconut milk and fernet for a dance of sweet and bitter on your tongue.
A mulled wine and mulled cider together in one pot at last, this Crockpot cocktail gets most of its kick from an entire bottle of scotch. Pick a blend that isn’t too smoky and peaty so that it plays well with the other ingredients and doesn’t overwhelm them.