Can you give me some nice cocktails for a cold Friday night in with friends?

Cocktail Colin says:

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For a cold Friday night in with friends, I've found some wonderful options to keep the atmosphere warm and cozy. The highest-rated choice, boasting a rich flavor profile with a blend of Rye Whiskey, Amaro, and Allspice Dram, is perfect for those who appreciate a sophisticated, strong cocktail. It's served in a cocktail glass and has an impressive alcohol content, ensuring a delightful warmth with every sip. If you're looking for something with a classic touch, there's an iconic cocktail with Sugar, Angostura Bitters, and Bourbon, served in a whiskey glass. It's known for its straightforward yet deep flavor, making it a crowd-pleaser on any occasion. For a twist on the classic, another option incorporates Maple Syrup into the mix, offering a sweet and comforting note, ideal for the chill of winter evenings. For those who enjoy experimenting with seasonal flavors, there's a cocktail that blends the festive spirit with a dash of Pumpkin Puree and Tequila. Served cold, it's an unexpectedly delightful choice that can bring a hint of fall to your gathering. Lastly, a unique blend that stands out is a punch that combines Brandy, Apple Juice, Pimm's No. 1, and spices. Served in a
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Cold night

You asked: Best cocktails for a cold Friday night. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Winter pimms punch

Winter Pimm's Punch is a warming and fruity cocktail, ideal for the colder months and festive gatherings. It's a twist...

Brandy (500ml), Apple Juice (1500ml), Orange (3), Apple (3), Pimm's No. 1 (500ml), Cinnamon (2)

6 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Pumpkin Spice Margarita

This tasty beverage is great any time of year, especially if you are enjoying a particularly mild autumn.

Cointreau (Dash), Lime juice (30ml), Lemon Juice (30ml), Tequila (60ml), Pumpkin Puree (Tablespoon)

5 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Winter Waltz

Devised by legendary NOLA cocktail bar French 75 bartender, Chris Hannah, this is a delightful take on the Sazerac with...

Angostura Bitters (Dash), Rye Whiskey (60ml), Amaro (15ml), Allspice Dram (7.5ml)

4 ingredients
4.84 / 5

Winter Whisky Sour

The Winter Whisky Sour is a seasonal twist on the classic Whisky Sour cocktail, embracing the citrus notes of orange...

Orange juice (15ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Bourbon (60ml)

4 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail with a rich history and a bold, complex flavor profile. Originating in the...

Sugar (1 cube), Angostura Bitters (Few dashes), Bourbon (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.54 / 5

Warm Bourbon Cider

A delicious hot cider drink with wonderful undertones of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Ginger (3 teaspoons), Nutmeg (3 teaspoons), Bourbon (300ml), Cinnamon (6 teaspoons), Cider (2000ml)

5 ingredients
4.5 / 5

Maple Old Fashioned

The Maple Old Fashioned is a twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, incorporating the rich sweetness of maple syrup...

Angostura Bitters (Dash), Maple Syrup (10ml), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.25 / 5

Ol' Fashion Apple Jack

The Ol' Fashion Apple Jack is a twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, incorporating the warming notes of whiskey...

Whiskey (120ml), Cider (60ml), Apple schnapps (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.83 / 5

Warm Apple Pie

The Warm Apple Pie cocktail encapsulates the comforting essence of the classic American dessert. A simple blend of apple schnapps...

Apple schnapps (30ml), Cinnamon shcnapps (30ml)

2 ingredients
3.6 / 5

Southern Winter Cup

Move over mulled wine and make way for The Southern Winter Cup, the ultimate winter warmer this Christmas. Expert cocktail...

Whiskey (180ml), Apple Juice (500ml), Sugar (Pinch), Cider (1000ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

5 ingredients
3.59 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What are good cocktails for a cold night?

Good cocktails for a cold night often include warming ingredients like whiskey or bourbon. Examples include Warm Bourbon Cider and Winter Whisky Sour.

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Can cocktails be both strong and warming?

Yes, cocktails like the Winter Waltz, which includes rye whiskey and allspice dram, are both strong and warming, perfect for a cozy evening.

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What flavors are popular in winter cocktails?

Popular flavors in winter cocktails include spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as ingredients like apple juice and maple syrup which add a comforting sweetness.

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Do winter cocktails usually use specific types of alcohol?

Winter cocktails often use spirits like whiskey, bourbon, and brandy because of their rich and warming qualities. These spirits pair well with seasonal flavors.

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Is it common to use cider in winter cocktails?

Yes, cider is a popular ingredient in winter cocktails. It adds a sweet and tart flavor that complements the warming spices and spirits typically used during winter.

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