Tired of these long, cold winter days? Bored of being snowed in and too scared to venture outdoors?
Well, here are 5 quick and easy, tasty winter cocktails to help with your winter blues. Time to get creative, make some delicious cocktails and of course, drink responsibly.
- Irish Coffee
- 2 ounces of Irish Whiskey
- 5 to 6 ounces of coffee
- 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
- Heavy cream
To make the ultimate Irish Coffee pour the whiskey, coffee and sugar into a heated glass mug and stir well. Once stirred, add a thick layer of whipped cream for the perfect taste. This drink will definitely warm you up after a long day in the snow, bitter wind and winter weather!
- 1 ounce of Dark Rum
- 1 ounce of Brandy
- 1 teaspoon of superfine sugar
Pour the rum, brandy and sugar into a glass mug. Fill the rest of the mug with very hot milk and then add some grains of nutmeg to top off your winter wonderland cocktail.
- Royal Plush
Use a highball or tumbler glass for this simple but classy cocktail. Add ice cubes to the glass then pour the wines in and gently stir. Before serving, garnish the glass with lemon rind for presentation points!
- Ice Blue-Twinkling Champagne Punch
- 2 ounces of sugar
- 2 ounces of light color corn syrup
- 2 ounces of water
- 3 tablespoons of finely sniped crystallized ginger
- 4 ounces of vodka
- 1 750ml bottle of champagne, chilled
To create this ice blue, sparkling, frosty cocktail, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and candied ginger into a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to boiling then reduce the heat and allow it to simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vodka and let the mixture cool. Cover the mix and chill it for 4 hours. Once cooled, strain the vodka mixture to remove the crystallized ginger.
To serve the punch, pour the cocktail mixture into a large bowl then slowly pour the champagne in and stir very gently.
- Dandy Shandy
- 4 ounces of dark stout or porter beer
- 4 ounces of chilled ginger ale or ginger beer
Enjoy a classic British cocktail by pouring the beer into a glass first, and then carefully add the ginger ale on top. Watch out for the extra-foamy-head; try not let it spill it over! You can use a beer of choice for this beverage, but Guinness is highly recommended!