4 Drinks You Can Make at Home to Stay Warm with a Single Trip to the Liquor Store
El Nino is in full effect in the South Bay and we’re trying every which way to stay warm. No amount of blankets can protect you from the ferocious winds. Your space heater is you right hand man, but he can get a bit expensive. The only other solution to stay warm is to fill your belly with premium, top-shelf liquor from your local liquor store.
Before you run to your local bar, here are a few drinks you can make to stay warm this winter in the comforts of your own home.
1. Hot Toddy
The Hot Toddy is one of the most famous hot cocktails of all time—not to mention it;’s super easy to make. Head down to your local liquor store and pick up a bottle of your choice of either Bourbon, rye whiskey, Irish whiskey, or Scotch.
Scurry home though the howling winds and put a pot of boiling water on the stove with about four cloves. Mix lemon juice, sugar, and your choice of liquor with your boiling hot tea for the perfect winter concoction.
This drink will instantly warm up your bones and even soothe your aching sore throat.
2. Autumn Wassail
Even though the holidays have come and gone, this fall beverage is the perfect vice to keep you warm through the winter.
This spirited fall drink is super simple to whip up. Mix apple cider, pomegranate juice, cognac, and a splash of rum to create a seasonal cocktail. The best part about the Autumn Wassail is that it can be served both hot and cold.
To make this drink even better, serve with apple slices as a garnish or some fresh cranberries to give it an extra fruity kick.
3. Mexican Hot Chocolate
Looking for the perfect before-bed cocktail to keep you warm through the night? A glass of Mexican Hot Chocolate is sure to do the trick.
At your local liquor store, pick up three simple ingredients: anejo tequila, hot chocolate mix, and whipped cream. The heat of the hot chocolate mixed with the smooth tequila will help you gracefully fall into a slumber and stay cozy throughout the night.
To add a kick to your hot chocolate sprinkle in a dash of chilli powder. The head and the spice will transport you right to Mexico during a hot summer day.
4. Mulled Wine
Wine goes great with just about anything, especially cold weather. Your local liquor store is stocked with a wide selection of red and white wines that can be great on their own or mixed into a sinful winter cocktail.
To make a Mulled Wine, simple warm up a pot of your favorite red wine and pour in a generous amount of wither bourbon or brandy. Serve this mixture into a glass and stir with a stick of cinnamon.
This is a simple hot beverage that can be crafted in less than 10 minutes, but keep you warm all day.