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7 Hot Cocktails for the Holidays

When hibernation weather hits, these are the steamy hot grown-up drinks you're going to want to get cozy with.

Best Hot Cocktails for Winter Weather

1. Old-Fashioned Swedish Glogg

This authentic recipe comes straight from Sweden, where they know all about surviving winter's chill. Made with a bottle each of port wine, bourbon, and white rum, the recipe yields enough for a houseful of snowed-in guests, but you can scale it down by clicking on the number of servings .


Old-Fashioned Swedish Glogg

Old-Fashioned Swedish Glogg

2. Hot Buttered Rum Batter

So, you take a quart of vanilla ice cream, blend it with melted butter, sugar, and warm spices, then you stash it in the freezer to keep all winter. Dissolve a tablespoon of this rich and spicy mixture in a cup of boiling water, slip in some rum, and you're all set for the storm.


Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Hot Buttered Rum Batter | Photo by The Gruntled Gourmand

3. Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Rich red wine, and bittersweet chocolate are the perfect pair in this adult drink, that will make you feel warm and cozy on a cold winter's night. What better drink could there be for curling up on the sofa and watching a Christmas movie.



Photo by immaeatthat

4.  Hot Apple Cider

Fresh apple cider, maple syrup, spices, and citrus peel, make this one aromatic and delicious drink to warm you up and bring you cheer. You can make a big batch to share with all ages, and let the grown-ups slip a little calvados or apple jack into their own mugs.


Hot Apple Cider

Photo by Meredith

5. Chocolate Coffee Kiss

Rocking four different kinds of liqueur, this cup of coffee is about as indulgent as it gets. Climb into your warmest PJs and sip this on Netflix night.


Chocolate Coffee Kiss

Chocolate Coffee Kiss | Photo by DIZ#9829;

6. Hot Irish Whiskey

Rumor has it this whiskey-laced hot lemonade is the Irish cure for the common cold. But you don't have to wait until you're sick to try it.


Hot Irish Whiskey

Hot Irish Whiskey | Photo by javaroot2

7. Chocomint Toddy

Instant hot cocoa mix is your shortcut to this festive little toddy; a touch of coffee-flavored liqueur and peppermint schnapps puts it into the adults-only column. Garnish with peppermint-studded marshmallows if you're feeling extra festive.


Peppermint Hot Chocolate Toddy

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Toddy | Photo by Meredith


Find more winter drinks recipes for kids and adults.


About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).