GET TIPSY: 5 Cocktails That Will Keep You Warm (and buzzed) This Winter
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
With the holidays looming and a brisk chill wafting through the air, ‘tis definitely the season for eating and drinking. While sizzling thirst quenchers like teas, hot chocolates and warm apple ciders will be bought and consumed by the boatloads this winter, what hot beverage options are available for folks looking to get lit – and stay toasted?
I commissioned the head bartender at 169 Bar, a down-home dive bar on the lower east side of Manhattan, to concoct five warm, charismatic cocktails perfect for keeping the cold at bay and a buzz on deck this winter.
I’ve tried them all – and they’re good!
ORANGE-INFUSED MULLED WINE
It may look like a milkshake, but this holiday-themed coffee, Kahlua, Baileys trifecta is jam-packed with booze. It’s creamy, light – and a java lover’s dream.
You Won’t Find This Recipe At Starbucks:
Fill 3/4 with Coffee
Shot of Kahlua
Shot of Vanilla Stolichnaya
Shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream
Top with Cinnamon
It doesn’t look like much, but this spot of tea packs a punch! Maker’s Mark and simple syrup makes this soothing traditional favorite a must-have on a cold winter’s night.
Tea Party For One:
3 Parts Maker’s Mark
1 Part Simple Syrup
Fill with Hot Water
Splash of Lemon Juice
FLAMING VODKA OYSTER SHOOTER
Need to nurse a hangover after downing all these great drinks? Try this spicy, flavorful shot on for size. It’s a perfect choice for bloody Mary and seafood lovers alike.
Feel The Fire:
1 Part Clamato Juice
1 Part Tomato Juice
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce & Pepper
1 Raw Oyster
Top with 1800 Tequila – and fire up the Shot Glass!