If you’re looking for something to keep you warm during the snowy cold months, these winter cocktails are just the thing! Here you will find hot drinks, festive holiday beverages, and cocktails with fun snowy names.
It is pretty easy to decide if something is a summer cocktail – usually icy, fruity, tropical and refreshing. And fall drinks are all about pumpkin spice, apples and maybe a hint of warmth. But what about winter cocktails?
What makes a drink good for winter?
Winter cocktails seem to fit into one of four categories:
Hot drinks, or ones that make you feel nice and warm inside like a Hot Toddy or a drink with Fireball Whiskey
Holiday drinks themed for Christmas or New Year’s Eve, like a Mistletoe Mule or Gingerbread Eggnog
Wintery named drinks like a Dirty Snowman or Snowflake Martini
Drinks featuring seasonal fruits like pomegranate, cranberry and grapefruit
With these requirements in mind, I’ve collected 30+ winter cocktails for you to review, make and enjoy. Go ahead and scroll down. You’ll be warmed up in no time!
If you're looking for something to keep you warm during the snowy cold months, these winter cocktail recipes are just the thing!
I’m just going to put it out there that in order to love this drink, you have to love coconut. Because this is a very coconut-ty drink. I’m personally all about coconut, so the more the merrier! This drink is simple as can be, and perfect for all your holiday parties.
If you've never tried Bonefish Grill's Winter White Cosmo, it's the season! It's such a bright, refreshing, upscale winter cocktail that people rave over. The cranberries give it a classic winter vibe.
Coquito is also known as coconut eggnog or Puerto Rican eggnog since it has similar flavors and ingredients. This traditional recipe includes two types of rum, thick coconut cream, and warm holiday spice.
Jagermeister, Bailey's Irish Cream, Coca-Cola, and vanilla ice cream make up this drink that tastes like root beer. Although there is ice cream in this drink, it definitely warms you up inside so it is a great holiday cocktail option!