Six Comfort Cocktails for this Winter

Mocktails are the trend for 2018! Rich with flavor and non-alcoholic, they work well for any occasion. They are great for work parties, family gatherings, and restaurants with diverse customers. Yet, there are times that a mocktail just won’t cut it.

For those occasions, we recommend you serve or get served one of these six cocktails.

Designed for comfort, they are rich with winter flavors that are enhanced by their alcoholic contents. They can be served in bars, restaurants, and even at family gatherings.

1) Candy Cane Cocktail

This Candy Cane Cocktail is best served in winter. Customers go crazy over anything with candy canes as the holidays approach, much like they do over pumpkin spice in the fall. It has a strong fan base that returns to it every year.

Just like peppermint, this Candy Cane Cocktail is refreshing. It has a minty, sweet taste, but doesn’t neglect to provide the kick one expects and desires from an alcoholic beverage.

Its ingredients include candy cane, white crème de menthe, ice cubes, strawberry vodka, and cranberry juice. For the recipes full details, visit Martha Stewart’s website.

2) Honey Buttered Rum

This drink is perfect for cold and chilly nights! With Aged Demerara Rum, spiced dark honey, lemon juice, Rhum Damosieu 110, Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas bitters, Angostura bitters, and hot water to top it off, it tastes warm and inviting. It’s the kind of drink one likes to have at hand when reading a good book, sitting next to a warm fire, or relaxing with friends. Find the recipe on Town and Country.

3) Gingerbread Eggnog White Russian

There could be no other drink that embodies the flavors of winter more. Eggnog is a staple for this time of year. So much so that December 24 is National Eggnog Day. Similarly, gingerbread is a favorite winter snack. From gingerbread cookies and “snowed-peaked” houses, it has become a winter favorite.

These two flavors combined make the perfect winter drink. Other ingredients include cinnamon, sugar, vodka, Kaula, molasses, ginger, and whipped cream. The whipped cream makes the ideal topping, especially when delicately drizzled with molasses. For full instructions, visit Delish.com.

Sweet and tasty, this drink is great to serve at parties and events hosted by or at your restaurant.

4) Spiked Cocoa

This drink feels more like a dessert. With white and green creame de menthe, hot chocolate, and whipped cream, it tastes sweet and minty. It can be topped with whipped topping and chocolate mint shavings or chocolate chips for an attractive presentation (Want to make yours look this good? Visit The Spruce to learn how).

Spiked Cocoa is perfect for after-meal occasions or served by itself.

5) Spiced Irish Coffee

Coffee is everyone’s number one comfort food. Though we might claim its chocolate, ice cream, or potato chips, it is the coffee mug that never leaves our side. Adding alcohol, heavy cream, sugar, pumpkin spice, and whisky just makes it even better! With a strong, but sweet taste, it is the perfect comfort drink for any time of the day. Visit The Spice Train for full instructions.

6) Old Fashioned Cocktail

This is for those customers who love traditional flavors. With bourbon or rye, this has a rich alcohol flavor with no sweeteners or extra winter touches to mask its strength. It’s combined with simple syrups, Angostura bitters, and water. The water is also added as an ingredient before chilling so it doesn’t dim the alcohol taste. For the full details, please visit Serious Seats.