9 Winter Warmer Cocktails for a Snowstorm

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The weather forecast for the next few days is formidable, but with the right “pantry supplies,” it’s nothing we can’t face.

Our advice? Ease up on the panic and stock up on ingredients for hot cocktails that will do what no run-of-the-mill cup of hot chocolate can.

A few local restaurants shared their winter warmer cocktail recipes with us— the perfect treat for a snowy evening that prevents visiting them in person. Dark and fruity, rich and creamy or full of fragrant spices like cinnamon and loves. These drinks fit the bill.

42's Hot Kahlua White Milk Chocolate

42's Hot Kahlua White Milk Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Kalhua
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 ounces white chocolate
  • 1 ounce vodka, per serving

Instructions

  1. Bring chocolate, Kahlua, and cream to simmer, until the chocolate melts. Blend with a handheld mixer, foaming the top. Spike each serving with vodka and serve.
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/01/21/6-hot-drinks-cold-day/

Pour's Brown Sugar Mulled Wine

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles dry Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Peel of 1 orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into halves
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Orange slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine and heat gently. Garnish with fresh orange slice.
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/01/21/6-hot-drinks-cold-day/

Peter Kelly's HauteMopolitan

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon Demerara sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 ounces hot blackcurrant tea, well-steeped for strength

Instructions

  1. Mix vodka and PAMA in a large brandy snifter. Add sugar and cinnamon stick. Swirl in glass for 20-30 seconds until sugar begins to dissolve; Slowly and carefully pour tea into snifter to warm mixture.
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/01/21/6-hot-drinks-cold-day/

Hot 'Toddied' Apples

Ingredients

  • 4 apple slices
  • Brown sugar to coat
  • 1 ounce Half & Half, warmed
  • 1 ounce Tuthilltown Corn Whiskey
  • 1 ounce American Fruits Apple Liqueur
  • 3 ounces hot apple cider

Instructions

  1. Coat apple slices in brown sugar. Heat in oven at low heat until sugar glazes to crisp.
  2. Add warmed Half & Half to mug. Mix whiskey and apple liqueur to hot cider, then slowly pour into warm mug. Garnish with sugar-dusted apples.
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/01/21/6-hot-drinks-cold-day/

42's Spiced Warm Apple Cider

42's Spiced Warm Apple Cider

Ingredients

  • 1 quart apple cider
  • 1 orange, peel and juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 whole cardamom pods
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 pieces star anise
  • 2 ounces Depaz Rum, per serving

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except rum to cider and bring to simmer. Take off heat and let steep overnight. Strain and hold warm. Spike each serving with rum and serve.
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/01/21/6-hot-drinks-cold-day/

Kittle House's Hot Port Booster

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Graham's 20 year Tawny Port
  • 1 ounce cognac
  • 1/2 ounce hot coffee
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Combine port, cognac and coffee in a mug. Beat egg and cream and float on top.
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/01/21/6-hot-drinks-cold-day/

Kittle House's Own Hot Toddy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce Drambuie
  • 1 1/2 ounces Johnny Walker Green Label Scotch
  • 1/4 ounce pomegranate molasses
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3 ounces boiling water

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and serve in a rocks glass.
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/01/21/6-hot-drinks-cold-day/

Kittle House's Warm Minted Red Wine

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces California Pinot Noir
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 ounce maraschino cherry juice
  • 3 ounces boiling water
  • Lemon twist

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle three mint sprigs with wine, sugar and cherry juice. Add boiling water. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/01/21/6-hot-drinks-cold-day/

Kittle House's Hot Port Booster

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Graham's 20 year Tawny Port
  • 1 ounce cognac
  • 1/2 ounce hot coffee
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Combine port, cognac and coffee in a mug. Beat egg and cream and float on top.
http://food.lohudblogs.com/2014/01/21/6-hot-drinks-cold-day/

 

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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