Whiskey Winter Wonderland: Cocktails Perfect for the Colder Weather

It’s the holiday season once again. Although the 2020 holidays are different than anything we’ve experienced before, you can still keep the festivities alive. Mix your favorite holiday beverages or try something new this winter with some of these whiskey-infused winter beverages:

Holiday Favorites

Eggnog. The holiday classic – love it or hate it, it’s around every year. Rich and creamy, the classic is made with bourbon or rum, depending on which you prefer. Moose-shaped glass mug not required.

Holiday Punch. This mixture goes by many names, jingle juice, Tipsy spritzer, Red-nosed Punch, etc. The recipe usually involves combining wine, fruit juices, whiskey, ginger ale, and a variety of fruits. Either way, this punch sure packs a… well, punch, and is always a crow- pleaser. Check out this recipe, or try your own variation.

Leftover Pecan Pie Bourbon Shake. Let that sink in for a second. This drink combines ice cream, milk, bourbon, and chopped pecan pie! You may not have tried this delicious recipe before, but hey, it’s still 2020. Try something new! And make sure you save room for pie.

Cozy-up Concoctions

Even after the holidays pass, winter still has a long way to go. Just because you finished opening presents and have taken down the tree doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these winter whiskey beverages.

First and foremost, the Hot Toddy. You can’t get through winter without one. whether you’re using it as an old-school cold remedy or just a soothing winter favorite, it’s about as classic a drink as they come.

A New Twist on an Old Fashioned.

Try a wintry twist on an old favorite. A little extra something can give this drink an extra boost of winter. From caramel richness and spiced holiday charm, try a few of these old-fashioned twists:  

Irish Mule. Like it’s Russian cousin, the Irish Mule is a whiskey-inclusive substitute for the copper-mugged fan favorite. Think of it as a dressed-up whiskey and ginger.

Winter Bourbon Smash. Another customizable favorite, there really isn’t one recipe for this beverage. The basic components are fruit (or jam), bourbon, triple sec, orange juice, and a splash of club soda. It’s a fruity, creamy concoction sure to make the season bright.

Wassail. If you’re not English, you may not have heard of this one. It’s a traditional harvest beverage that has roots in English pagan traditions. A blend of apples, spices, and bourbon, this drink is customizable and delicious.

Irish Cream. Whether you’re putting it in your coffee or sipping it on its own, there are a ton of delicious winter recipes that add Irish cream. Cream, sugar, and hints of coffee please any winter palate, and a splash of whiskey warms you right up.