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The Best Warm, Boozy Drinks for Winter

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The best warm, boozy drinks are the ones that require little effort and only hint at alcohol. You can drink whiskey straight, or a naked martini, but do you really want your vodka steaming? Yuck! If you haven’t noticed, it’s been freezing this week. There’s apparently a bomb cyclone roaming about, which sounds terrifying but is mostly just cold. That means I’m stuck inside with my two children and two dogs with no breaks for a week. I’m going to go insane. And I’m also cold. I think that calls for a nice toasty glass of alcohol. Oh, and if you’ve stumbled upon this thinking I meant boozy drinks for warm weather, check out my ways to keep drinks cool instead. Enjoy!

List of the Best Warm, Boozy Drinks

Mulled Wine

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The first time I tried mulled wine I thought I was going to hate it, but it turns out it’s delicious! Making it is not that hard although it is definitely harder than opening a bottle of plain wine and drinking it. But how many glasses of room temperature wine would it take you to get warm? Too many for your liver, my friends. Try one of these recipes or get a mulling packet (way easier) and don’t forget the cinnamon stick!

Cider and Spiced Rum

In college, I dated this terrible human being who came from a family of terrible human beings. One of them actually murdered another one, I’m not exaggerating here. Anyway, I have one bright memory from that time and it is drinking spiced rum and hot apple cider with the non-terrible sister. I don’t have a recipe for this. Just get yourself some Captain Morgan and some warm cider and mix the way your heart desires.

Hot Chocolate and…. Whatever

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Hot chocolate goes with anything. In fact, I think it’s the only way you’re legally allowed to drink peppermint schnapps. (That’s a joke, non-sarcasm reading folk). Whiskey and chocolate are good, you know, and there’s plenty of flavored vodkas. I personally enjoy a regular hot chocolate packet with a dash of whiskey to spice it up, but here’s a list of a bunch of fancy ways to do it. Just don’t drown out the chocolate or you’re doing it wrong.

Coffee and Bailey’s

Yep, Irish coffee. Of course it’s one of the best warm, boozy drinks! I suppose you could drink any of them in the morning, but this one is especially good for that, if that’s your thing. If you enjoy mixing uppers and downers for dinner, then it’s a night drink too. Apparently there’s an actual recipe from Bailey’s for this, but I just add a little whiskey and a little Bailey’s, then head off to my early morning tailgate. Yeah, I only drink this one for tailgating, but it’s perfect for it!

Bonus: The Hot Toddy

Why is this one a bonus? Because I really can’t think of a reason why you’d drink it if you’re not sick. You probably shouldn’t drink when you’re sick, but if you do (no judgment from me), give this recipe a try and see if it cures your ails.

So that’s my list of the best warm, boozy drinks! Did anyone notice I mentioned murder up there? You rum drinkers are still thinking about it, aren’t you? Mulled wine people never even got to that part. Too bad for them. Besides that, what do you think? Do you have a favorite warm, boozy drink? A way to make any of these easier? Let me know in the comments!

The best warm, boozy drinks are easy to make while you're too cold to move! #boozydrinks #warmdrinks #booze #alcholicbeverages #winter #bestdrinksThe best warm, boozy drinks are easy to make while you're too cold to move! #boozydrinks #warmdrinks #booze #alcholicbeverages #winter #bestdrinksThe best warm, boozy drinks are easy to make while you're too cold to move! #boozydrinks #warmdrinks #booze #alcholicbeverages #winter #bestdrinksThe best warm, boozy drinks are easy to make while you're too cold to move! #boozydrinks #warmdrinks #booze #alcholicbeverages #winter #bestdrinksThe best warm, boozy drinks are easy to make while you're too cold to move! #boozydrinks #warmdrinks #booze #alcholicbeverages #winter #bestdrinks

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  1. robin rue says:

    I would be happy with anything that’s warm 😉 It’s been single digit temps around here for the past few weeks and all these would warm me right up!

  2. It’s been below average here in Florida, and having something nice and warm to drink is essential. These are perfect for those date nights in!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Wow, even Florida is cold this year? Definitely time for some warm drinks!

  3. I am craving one of these drinks right now because it is still vey cold here. It would be nice to make a hot toddy or irish coffee and watch a good movie together with the husband.

  4. I have heard good things about these! I have never tried one yet but I may have to make these sometime soon and at least give them a try.

  5. I recently picked up a spice packet to make mulled wine. It sounds so amazing and having a hot drink in front of the fire on these cold nights is just the best thing!

  6. As soon as l saw ‘boozy’ and warm in the title I was hooked! I do love mulled wine and had some amazing cider on my last date which was really nice!

  7. reesa says:

    Coffee and Baileys is my go-to on snow days when we aren’t going anywhere at all. Great ideas!

  8. Wow saving this. I have never had a warm alcoholic drink. Would love to try any of these

  9. These are all pretty cool ideas. Aside from the hot chocolate with your choice of booze, the coffee and bailey’s is really nice too!

  10. YES PLEASE, I’ll have one of each! I love all of these drinks, and they are the perfect way to do a date night in, too. Thanks for all the ideas!

  11. Bailey’s and coffee is my favorite!! I will give your other recommendations a try too!! These will be great on these really freezing nights we have been having here lately.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      If you like Bailey’s and coffee, I would try hot chocolate with something first. Maybe even more Bailey’s. 🙂

  12. I really do like adding things to hot chocolate and also baileys and coffee. I am not one for mulled wine though.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      That’s alright, mulled wine is not for everyone!

  13. With this cold winter weather I’m up for just about anything that is warm and yummy! I always forget about Baileys and coffee. So nice on a cold day.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      I forget it too. Does Baileys even exist in the summertime?

  14. Hot Toddy all the way!! I am usually a wine drinker, even when it is cold out but a Hot Toddy is something so delicious and perfect for these winter months.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      I’m a wine drinker too, but last week I just needed something warmer! I didn’t want to hold the glass. lol

  15. I like a hot alcohol drink or three when I’m under the weather. They’re also great for after being out in the cold. Mulled wine is so awesome during Christmas time! It puts me in the holiday spirit!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Lol, I see you follow my personal healthcare regimen.

  16. I love treating myself to something warm and cosy when I’m all snuggled on the sofa and these are all fab options! The hard part is deciding which to try first!!

  17. These look really good! I don’t make a whole lot of warm drinks, just because it doesn’t get super cold down here in FLorida. I probably will have to try these out though~

  18. My favorite is hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. So yummy in the winter. I need to try some of these other ones too.

  19. I would totally go for some coffee & Bailey’s or spiked hot chocolate 🙂

  20. I’m not a drinker so I’m all about the hot chocolate! Enjoy!

  21. How did I not know there were warm alcoholic drinks besides a hot toddy? These sounds delicious – I may need to give them a try one of these chilly nights.

  22. Brittany says:

    Wow I haven’t tried any of these! I would love spiked hot chocolate! It looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Did you not go to college up in the mountains? Lol. Maybe I just made friends with boozehounds.

  23. Coffee and Bailey’s is always a great combination for a cold evening! Great drink ideas for what has been a very cold winter!

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