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Cold weather got you down??  Warm up with these EASY warm, winter cocktails for a party or just a cold night!

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cocktail (Serves 2)

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– 2 Cups Milk

– 1/2 Cup Hot Cocoa Mix

– 1/4 Cup Peppermint Schnapps (about two shots, or to taste)

– Whipped Cream & Peppermint Stick for Garnish

To Make:

Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until the milk is steaming.

– Next stir in cocoa mix with spoon or whisk. Continue stirring on stove until you get the desired temperature.

– Remove from heat and stir in the Peppermint Schnapps.

– Pour into mugs or glasses, top with whipped cream and use a peppermint stick as a stir.

Hot Toddy (Serves 1)

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– 1/2 Cup Hot Water

– 1-2 Shots of Bourbon

– 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice

– 1 Teaspoon Honey

To Make:

Put honey and lemon juice into a 6 oz glass, add bourbon, then top off with hot water. Stir until honey is dissolved.

Irish Coffee (Serves 1)

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– 1/2 Cup of Fresh Brewed Coffee

– 1-2 Shots of Irish Whiskey (I like Bushmills or Jameson)

– 2 Teaspoons Heavy Whipping Cream (the actual recipe uses 2 tablespoons, but that’s just gross)

– 1-2 Teaspoons Fine Sugar (or however sweet you like it)

Make it:

– Dissolve sugar into coffee, add whiskey and top with the cream, do not stir!

– Whipped cream is totally acceptable as a “garnish”

Mulled Wine (Serves A LOT)

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– 1 Bottle Red Wine

– 2 Shots Brandy

– 3 Whole Cloves

– 3 Cinnamon Sticks

– Half an Orange

Make it:

– Cut up the orange into a few slices, and squeeze a little bit of the juice into a sauce pan containing all of the other ingredients.

– Simmer on low heat until warm/steaming, ladle into  glasses and enjoy!

  • 1 oz (2 tablespoons) bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon mild honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup boiling-hot water
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