Hot Alcoholic Beverages to Warm Up Your Holidays

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It’s December, which means one thing: it’s cold outside! But that doesn’t mean that you can’t put together a few warm ingredients and create your own hot alcoholic beverage. A fireplace might
warm you up, but a hot whiskey will make you feel good as well.
Here are 5 awesome hot alcoholic beverages to bolster your winter cheer:

Peppery Ginger Cider

This is a great drink because it has a sweet but sharp kick to it. Spiked with bourbon and ginger liquor, it has a potent taste of flavor. Start by mixing apple cider with regular bourbon, and pour them into a small saucepan. Then slowly start to pour in and stir the ginger liquer and lemon juice. In terms of liquid, that is all you need. If you want to get more authentic, you can add in a few Luxardo cherries, cracked black pepper, and a slice of ginger. Enjoy!
  • 8 ounces apple cider
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 3 ounces ginger liqueur
  • Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Luxardo cherries
  • Cracked black pepper

Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate

Who says that Tequila is only meant for raucous drunktequila nights out on the town? It can also be used for a soothing Christmasy hot drink. Take a medium saucepan, and mix ¼ cup of cocoa powder with sugar and a pinch of salt. Then pour in milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Heat this up over a medium flame, while constantly stirring it.
Once the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture is a full liquid, add in tequila and peppermint schnapps. Mix further, then feel free to add either whipped cream, mint, or both! Now this is what a professional hot chocolate should taste like!
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon  sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces peppermint schnapps
  • Whipped cream and/or mint leaf garnish

Scotch Hotty Toddy

No hot winter beverage list would be complete without scotch! Hotty Toddy’s are known for being both an enjoyable drink as well as a potential cute for cold-like remedies. Looking for the best recipe? Than look no further. has just what you need:
Take any scotch (save the good stuff for straight drinking), and mix it with honey syrup (even regular honey works), lemon juice, and water. Add to a pot and cook over a medium flame until it boils. Then add a cinnamon stick, star anise, allspice berries, and an orange peel.
Make sure you sip this slowly so that you enjoy the taste and don’t burn yourself either! And if you’re in a hurry but you just made a huge pot, then let the hotty toddy cool off a bit to warm/room temperature, and add it to a huge flask for on-the-go.
  • 1.5 ounces of Scotch
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • Lemon wedge
  • 1.5 ounces hot water
  • Cinnamon stick, star anise, allspice berries
  • Orange peel hopes that you enjoy your hot beverages in the warmth of your homes. Happy Holidays!
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