When the cold wind is howling and the snow is blowing, we want nothing more than a roaring fire and a glass of something comforting and steamy. From hot cocktails to warming elixirs—plus a few tropical drinks to transport you somewhere sunnier—here are some of our favorite wintertime libations.
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Holiday at the Hive cocktail
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A pair of hands pour a steaming ladleful of mulled wine into a clear glass mug. The background with a crock pot full of mulled wine is just out of focus.
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Hey, Gourdgeous cocktail
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A glass mug holds a lush, golden-brown serving of Hot Buttered Rum. Its pale surface is flecked with nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick rests across the mouth of the mug. The background is pale blue, and the surface a light gray.
Hot Buttered Rum
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hot buttered rum batter in a sealed mason jar
Hot Buttered Rum Batter
Hot Toddy cocktail in a glass mug with lemon wheel and cloves
Hot Toddy
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A clear glass cocktail mug filled with light brown liquid and garnished with a lemon twist; a metal pitcher with flames coming from within it sits to the left of the mug.
Blue Blazer
Winter Sour cocktail in a cocktail glass, layered with red at bottom and a white frothy top, garnished with a rosemary sprig
Winter Sour
tom and jerry cocktail in a white coffee mug
Tom & Jerry
Brandy Alexander cocktail
Brandy Alexander
A top down view of a white mug shows a light brown drink garnished with a thin peel of orange. The background is reflective black.
Curiosity Killed the Cat, You Know
boozy hot chocolate cocktail in a glass mug with mini marshmallows
Boozy Hot Chocolate
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Golden Purl cocktail
Golden Purl
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A large glass bowl filled with dark red punch rests on a white tablecloth, surrounded by gold pinecones, green apples and glass mugs of punch.
Ponche Navideño
Lights Out Punch
Lights Out Punch
green-hued grasshopper cocktail in a gold-rimmed coupe glass
Cranberry-Ginger Mimosa
Cranberry-Ginger Mimosa
Irish Raktajino
Under the Mistletoe cocktail in a collins glass, garnished with cranberries and thyme sprigs
Under the Mistletoe
Café Correcto con Coco
A pale orange spritz is held in a stylish wine glass, with a large, flat wheel of blood orange pressed up against the wall of the glass. The background is dark and out of focus, amplifying the drink.
Colletti Royale
A detailed rocks glass on a stark white background holds a golden brown drink over crushed ice. It’s garnished with a cinnamon stick.
Roman Holiday
A faceted cocktail coupe sits on a marble surface. A beam of light illuminates a golden beverage within, and a thin slice of lemon peel. The rest of the photo is in shadow.
Bobby Burns
A short, unadorned coupe stands on a wooden surface. The glass holds a crimson cocktail and a thin slice of orange.
Rusty Compass
red Oaxacan Tail cocktail in a crystal-cut old fashioned glass with one large ice cube
Oaxacan Tail
Taylor Precedent
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The Lookout cocktail in a clear mug, topped with Chinese five-spice
The Lookout
Uncle Angelo's Eggnog in a clear punch glass, topped with fresh nutmeg
Uncle Angelo’s Eggnog
Last-Minute Mulled Wine
Pear & Elderflower Collins topped with freshly grated cinnamon
Pear & Elderflower Collins
A large-stemmed cocktail coupe stands on an icy surface with a black background behind. The drink within is golden yellow, topped with white foam.
Planet Hoth Toddy
Jubilee cocktail in a stemless wine glass, garnished with three pear slices and fresh nutmeg
Emerald Isle of the Caribbean
Emerald Isle of the Caribbean
Holiday Sparkler cocktail
Holiday Sparkler
A clear glass mug filled just over halfway with a deep amber-colored hot cocktail
Whisky Skin
Hot Caramel Buttered Rum
Hot Caramel Buttered Rum