Cold weather got you down? Maybe you haven’t been taking advantage of the best cool weather remedies the season has to offer: hot cocktails.
Though Mulled Wine and Hot Buttered Rum are classics, there’s no need to limit your steamy drink game to the basics. These recipes employ everything from tropical fruit to chamomile tea to keep that chill at bay. The best part? The big-batch recipes are perfect for a party.
This juicy spiced beverage, fragrant with cinnamon and cloves, will warm you to the core—while also inspiring dreams of Piña Coladas on sunny Caribbean beaches. For a high-test version, spike the wassail with rum or vodka. Get the recipe.
This blend of citrus and brown sugar, bolstered by the sturdy support of dark rum and brandy, is the best of things for the coldest of times. Get the recipe.
Beer and rum unite! This hot cup of spice from St. John Frizell of Brooklyn’s Fort Defiance combines Guinness and dark rum, and enhances the mixture with the addition ginger, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom pods. The result is a super-sippable punch that is reminiscent of a wedge of spiced cake. Get the recipe.
Invite your friends over for a Chamomile Toddy and chances are, they’ll end up staying all night. Bourbon, lemon juice, chamomile-honey syrup and hot water work together in this foolproof recipe for a boozy adult sleepover. Get the recipe.
Taking a cue from the traditional Hot Buttered Rum, this butter-laden treat ups the ante with whiskey. A mugful of this and the cold won’t touch you. Get the recipe.