Our Favorite Winter Sips to Stay Warm in the Snow!

Since it's **still** snowing, we're sharing our go-to winter drinks that warm us up this time of year!

Emma: My favorite winter drink is a classic Irish coffee! Because you can’t go wrong with coffee, whiskey, and a dollop of whipped cream!

Irish Coffee

  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee

  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 oz. (or 3 tbsp.) Irish Whiskey

  • Whipped cream

  1. Preheat your mug, then fill it with coffee

  2. Add brown sugar & stir until completely dissolved

  3. Blend in Irish whiskey

  4. Top with whipped cream

Source: Food Network

Jillian: My favorite winter drink is a cranberry Moscow mule :)

Cranberry Moscow Mule

  • 4 oz. ginger beer

  • 4 oz. cranberry juice cocktail

  • 2 oz. dark rum or vodka

  • 1 lime, cut in half

  • Crushed ice cubes

  • Fresh or frozen cranberries

  1. Place 1 cup crushed ice into a copper mug

  2. Add ginger beer, cranberry juice, rum, and the juice of a squeezed ½ lime in a cocktail shaker filled with ice

  3. Gently shake or stir, then pour into the copper mug

  4. Top with cranberries and garnish with a lime wheel and serve

Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Jamie: I like an Espresso Martini, but with tequila instead of Vodka. This warms me up!

Espresso XO Martini

  • 2 oz. Patron Café XO

  • 1 oz. Baileys or Kahlua

  • Chilled espresso (canned Starbucks espresso shots work great)

  1. Shake everything together in a shaker until cold & frothy (or stir ferociously)

  2. Serve in a classic martini glass

  3. Optional: sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top & add a cinnamon stick for presentation

Amanda: A Muddy Waters. Got introduced to it in New Orleans.

Muddy Waters

  • 1/2 RumChata

  • 1/2 Café Patron

  1. Serve over ice

Lisa: Lately I like Bloody Maria's with blue cheese stuffed olives and extra horseradish 😊

Bloody Maria

  • 2 oz. tequila

  • 4 oz oz. tomato juice

  • 3-5 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 oz. lemon juice

  • Tobasco and horseradish to taste

  • Your favorite garnishes (blue cheese stuffed olives, celery, bacon)

  1. Add all ingredients except garnishes to cocktail shaker

  2. Mix by pouring liquid back and forth between the shakers two halves

  3. Pour into glass over ice

  4. Garnish to your liking

Becca: I like hot chocolate with Baileys and a looooot of marshmallows! It’s nice to curl up with this and a blanket after being outside in this cold!

Baileys Hot Chocolate

  • 2 oz. Baileys

  • 1 cup hot chocolate

  • Marshmallows or whipped cream

  • Chocolate syrup (optional)

  1. Prepare hot cocoa and pour into a mug

  2. Stir in Baileys Original Irish Cream

  3. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows and drizzle with chocolate syrup

Source: Allrecipes

Kellie: I like to drink Downeast Cider. I usually pick things because of how the cans look, and this one was pretty and tastes great!

Melida: Jalapeño Margaritas are amazing, the jalapeño instantly warms you up 😊

Jalapeño Margarita

  • Kosher salt & lime wedge to rim the glass

  • Ice

  • 2 oz. (or 3 tbsp.) silver tequila

  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light agave nectar (2 for sweeter flavor)

  • 1/4 to 1/2 jalapeno pepper cut into thin, round slices (use more for more spice)

  • Lime wedges additional jalapeno slices for serving

  1. Rim the glass: Pour a thin layer of salt onto a small plate. Rub a lime wedge around the top edge of your glass to moisten it, then dip the glass into the salt so that it sticks, tapping all the way around. Fill the glass with ice and set aside

  2. Fill a small cocktail shaker with additional ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, agave, and jalapeno slices. Tightly close and shake vigorously for 30 seconds (it's longer than you think). Strain into the rimmed glass. Enjoy immediately, garnished with lime wedges and additional jalapeno slices.

Source: Well Plated

Our Followers Favorites: We asked on Instagram what you like to drink and got some awesome answers that we will absolutely have to try! Here are our Insta followers favorite winter sips...

  • Hot Toddy

  • Pickletini

  • Old Fashion

  • Pomegranate and Thyme Mule

  • Spiked Hot Chocolate

  • Apple Juice Vodka with Apple Cider & Cinnamon Sugar Rim

  • White Cosmopolitan

Let us know your go-to winter drink in the comments below!

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