8 delicious winter cocktails to warm you inside and out

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While Bailey’s in coffee may be a no-brainer, it’s not your only option for a warm boozy cocktail. Toddys, hot chocolate, and mulled beverages are great for a night in alone with book, cuddled on the couch watching a movie, or laughing by the fire with friends.

Here are eight great takes—some classic, some creative—on warm winter beverages that will help you to make the most of the snowy weather, as well as any leftover wine and spirits from the holiday season.

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot buttered rum

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A sweet, buttery, classic New England cocktail that will keep you extra-toasty.

Slow Cooker Kahlua Hot Cocoa

Slow Cookier Kahlua

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An easy-peasy party dish that will serve a small crowd and also doubles as a dessert item.

Warm Coconut Milk with Hazelnuts, Honey, and Bourbon

Warm coconut milk with hazelnuts

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Looking for a lighter, less sweet, warm-me-up boozy treat? This might be just the thing.

Mulled Cider

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Sweet, warm, mulled apple cider is a reminder that spring blossoms aren’t too far off.

Maple Ginger Hot Toddy for One

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Some swear by a hot toddy for winter cold and flu relief, and the ginger in this version is an added pick-me-up, in more ways than one.

Warm Spiced Vanilla Cocktail


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A pleasant, caffeine-free alternative to Bailey’s and coffee.

Mulled Wine

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Something a little on the stronger (and spicier) side.

Earl Grey Hot Toddy

Earl grey hot toddy

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A somewhat sunny floral twist on a classic toddy. Perfect for bringing some optimism (and bourbon) to a cold, wintery day.

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