I am looking for winter seasonal cocktails.

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When it comes to winter seasonal cocktails, a few truly stand out for their ability to embody the tastes and warmth of the season. The top-rated Winter Pimm's Punch is a fantastic choice, boasting a rating of 4.9/5. This cocktail is versatile, served warm or cold, and its combination of Pimm's No. 1 and brandy creates a robust base with spiced undertones from cinnamon. The fresh fruit elements bring a refreshing balance, making it perfect for sharing with friends and family during festive gatherings. Another excellent option is the Mulled Wine, known for its classic festive aroma and taste. With spices like nutmeg and cloves, combined with red wine, this drink has been cherished since Victorian times for its ability to warm you up on a cold day. Rated at 4.8/5, its personalized touches of citrus and honey make it both a familiar and customizable option for any winter evening. For those who appreciate a whiskey-forward cocktail, the Winter Waltz and Winter Whisky Sour are compelling options. The Winter Waltz, rated at 4.84/5, combines rye whiskey with amaro and allspice for a Christmas twist on the classic Sazerac. Meanwhile, the Winter Whisky Sour balances citrus juices with bourbon and sugar syrup, providing a comforting yet refreshing blend ideal for colder months. Lastly, the Winter Sidecar, with its mix of cognac, cinnamon, and white vermouth, offers a sophisticated blend of flavors with a warming depth, making it a stylish choice for winter. All these cocktails are perfect for embracing the cozy and festive spirit of the season.

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You asked: Best winter seasonal cocktails. 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

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

Mulled Wine

This delicious mixture of red wine and mulled spices has the ultimate scent of Christmas. It is possible that this...

Nutmeg (Pinch), Cloves (5), Red Wine (45ml), Cinnamon (Pinch), Orange (Wedge ), Lemon Juice (15ml), Honey (2 teaspoons), Orange liqueur (15ml)

8 ingredients
4.8 / 5

Winter Sidecar

A take on the classic sidecar, this delicious number used cognac and cinnamon to help bring a wonderful balance.

Cognac (60ml), Cinnamon (Teaspoon), White vermouth (30ml), Orange juice (15ml), Sugar Syrup (Teaspoon)

5 ingredients
4.6 / 5

Christmas Tea Warmer

A great cocktail to warm up those cold nights throughout the winter.

Orange liqueur (30ml), Amaretto (30ml), Cinnamon (Stick), Black tea (250ml)

4 ingredients
4.46 / 5

Black Tower Winter Warmer

A cosy cocktail that will warm you inside and out. Perfect for chilly autumn evenings with friends or loved ones.

Brandy (Dash), Honey (Dash), Red Wine (375ml), Sugar (3 tablespoons), Cinnamon (2 sticks), Vanilla pod (1)

6 ingredients
3.95 / 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

Xmas Warmer

The Xmas Warmer cocktail is a festive blend that combines the robust flavors of vodka, the sweet orange notes of...

Vodka (60ml), Cointreau (30ml), Coffee liqueur (30ml), Cola (120ml), Lemon (Slice)

5 ingredients
3.57 / 5

Winter Snow

The Winter Snow cocktail is a creamy and indulgent drink that offers a harmonious blend of Bailey's Irish Cream, coffee...

Bailey's (30ml), Coffee liqueur (15ml), Milk (Dash), Whiskey (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.51 / 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 some popular winter cocktail ingredients?

Popular winter cocktail ingredients include spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, as well as warming spirits such as brandy, whiskey, and red wine.

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How can I make my winter cocktails more festive?

To make your winter cocktails more festive, you can garnish them with seasonal fruits like oranges and apples, or add decorative elements like cinnamon sticks and sugared rims.

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Are there any non-alcoholic options for winter cocktails?

Yes, non-alcoholic options for winter cocktails include warm drinks like spiced apple cider, non-alcoholic mulled wine, and festive punches made with fruit juices and spices.

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What is the best way to serve winter cocktails?

Winter cocktails are often best served warm, in mugs or heat-resistant glasses, but some can also be enjoyed cold. Adding a stylish garnish can enhance the presentation.

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Can I prepare winter cocktails in advance for a party?

Yes, many winter cocktails, such as mulled wine and punch, can be prepared in advance. Just keep them warm and allow guests to serve themselves to maintain their temperature and flavor.

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