5 best cocktails for cold winter nights



It’s cold outside and you want a hot drink to help warm you up. Everyone’s looking to drink seasonally. While you crave icy cold drinks during summer, wrapping your frozen hands around a warm, boozy drink just seems better in winter. Continue reading for our top 5 hot cocktail recipes perfect for those cold winter nights.




Enjoy a cocktail guilt-free


Sometimes it might be tempting to have a few drinks after a long day at work. There are more negative effects of alcohol than positive ones. However, enjoying a few drinks once in a while is not going to have huge negative impact on your health. Recommended weekly safe limits of alcohol are 14 units both for men and women. This should not be consumed in one night, but spread out throughout the week. The key is to drink in moderation.




5 hot cocktail recipes



1: Irish coffee

This world known cocktail was created in the winter of 1943 for cold passengers from a transatlantic flying boat forced to return to Ireland because of the bad weather. What are the secrets behind the perfect Irish coffee? The answer is simple: tot coffee and Irish whiskey. You will also need 2 teaspoons brown sugar and lightly whipped heavy cream.


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2: Hot buttered rum

Warm up this winter with a Hot Buttered Rum: a mixed drink containing dark rum, cider, butter, brown sugar and various spices. It really is the perfect winter recipe.


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3: Mulled wine











The mulled wine is a traditional Scandinavian Christmas drink, and that is not without reason. While we enjoy warm summer nights during Christmas, Scandinavian countries go through a freezing cold winter.


There are hundreds of mulled wine recipes out there combining a variety of different ingredients. We really enjoy this one, as it let you pick your favourite flavour combinations. Prepare for a delicious winter treat with this easy recipe.


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4: Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate

How does combining hot chocolate and booze sound? If you enjoy a cup of warm chocolate on a cold night, you will enjoy this tequila mint hot chocolate on a Friday or Saturday night. This recipe use cocoa powder, granulated sugar, kosher salt, milk, milk chocolate chips, bittersweet chocolate chips, peppermint schnapps, whipped cream, mint leaf garnish and tequila.


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5: Riesling Hot Toddy

What about a mix between a hot toddy and a mulled wine? Warm white wine is delicious, just don’t boil it as boiling will drive off most of the alcohol. This recipe use Riesling, and when done, it’s a lightly spiced drink perfect for a cold day.


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Have a tipple at the Chill Restaurant and Bar. The Chill team spent 5 weeks preparing and sourcing beverages to create our beverage offering. Our experienced bartenders never stop learning and always jump on the chance to up their game. Try one of our classic cocktails such as the Mai Tai, Cosmopolitan or Mojito, or go for one of our traditional Martinis. Take a leap, be daring, try something new and we will take you on a journey.


For more information or any enquires, visit https://www.chillrestaurantbar.com.au or call us at (03) 9485 0088. We look forward to welcoming you at Chill Restaurant and Bar.


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