Best Winter Cocktails To Warm You Up During Holidays

April 23, 2023 8:54 pm28 commentsViews: 52

Summers have come to an end, and it’s time to welcome winter with a glass of cocktails. We have listed the best winter cocktails recipe to keep you warm. Enjoy these winter drinks during the holiday season to stay toasted.

Werther’s Hot Toddy

A hot toddy is the best of all winter cocktails. Add extra caramel flavor to your drink with Werther’s Candy, and your drink will become perfect for cuddling up with.

Lest check out the recipe for this winter whiskey cocktails:


10 Werther’s Originals crushed candies

2 cup of water

1/2 cup caramel

10 Werther’s Originals whole Candies

Lemon slices to garnish

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 cinnamon sticks + extra for garnishing

6 oz. whiskey or bourbon


  • Get two shallow plates and place crushed Werther’s on one and caramel on another. Dip the rims in caramel and then cover it with crushed Werther’s. 
  • Take a small saucepan, combine whole candies, cinnamon sticks, and water over medium flame. Keep constantly stirring until the candies melt completely. Turn off the heat and stir whiskey and lemon juice. 
  • That’s It. Ladle into mugs and Serve! 

Peppermint Bark Mimosas

Mimosas are the best winter alcoholic drinks to get you in the festive spirit. This winter cocktail requires only 5 minutes to make and is best served with gingerbread.


1 bottle champagne or prosecco

3 crushed candy canes

1/4 cup melted semisweet chocolate chips

6 oz. divided peppermint schnapps, 

6 whole candy canes


  • Take a small plate and pour melted chocolates. In another plate place crushed canes. Dip champagne flute rims in chocolate and then coat it in crushed candy canes. 
  • Add peppermint schnapps to every glass and top it with prosecco or champagne. 
  • Now it’s time to garnish it with full candy canes and Serve! 

Caramel Snickerdoodle Martini

Sometimes simple winter cocktails are the best winter mixed drinks. This Caramel martini is rich in flavors of a snickerdoodle. This winter alcohol drink is the perfect substitute for baked cookies.


2 oz. Smirnoff Kissed Caramel

1 cup heavy cream

2 tbsp. cinnamon sugar

Pinch of ground cinnamon

1/4 cup warmed caramel



Whipped cream

Cinnamon sticks


  • Place cinnamon sugar and caramel on two different plates. 
  • Dip martini glass rims in caramel and then dip it again in Cinnamon Sugar. 
  • Take a cocktail shaker and add heavy cream, cinnamon, and Smirnoff Kissed Caramel.
  •  Add ice to the shaker and shake until the drink is cold. 
  • Pour into the glasses and garnish with a cinnamon stick and whipped cream.

Gingerbread Eggnog 

Make your favorite winter cocktail a little Spicy and boozy. This is one of the best winter vodka cocktails.


1 tbsp. cinnamon sugar

1 cup eggnog


1 cup Kahlúa

1 cup vodka

Pinch ground ginger

2 tbsp. molasses, plus more for drizzling

Whipped cream, for topping


  • Take four cocktail glasses and dip the wet rims in Cinnamon Sugar.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add Vodka, eggnog, molasses, Kahlua, and ginger. Shake nicely to combine. 
  • Pour the mixed drink into rimmed glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and molasses before. 


If you are a fan of Peppermint bark, then this is a must-try winter vodka cocktails. If you want to go a little extra, then pair it with Pretzel Peppermint Bark. 


4 oz. vodka

1/4 cup crushed candy canes

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

6 oz. white chocolate liqueur

2 tbsp. heavy cream

2 oz. peppermint schnapps

3 small candy canes



  • Take two shallow plates and pour melted chocolate on one and crushed candy canes on another. Dip martini glass rims in the chocolate, then coat with candy canes. 
  • Pur the remaining chocolate at the bottom of the glass and swirl nicely to coat. Keep the glasses in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes.
  • To make the drinks, combine vodka, chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and cream in the shaker. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice to the top and shake.
  • Voila! It’s done. Now all you need to do is divide the drink into 3 glasses and top it with candy canes.

Cranberry Mimosas

Cranberry mimosas are everybody’s favorite. Check out our version of Cranberry Mimosas.


1 halved lime

1 bottle champagne

1 cups sweetened cranberry juice

2 tbsp. sugar

4 small sprigs of fresh rosemary

12 fresh cranberries


  • Rime the champagne glasses with lime and powdered sugar. Pour ¼ cup cranberry juice in every glass and top it with champagne.
  • Use a toothpick to poke the cranberries. Thread rosemary skewer into the cranberries to garnish mimosas.

Sugar Cookie Martinis

Sipping Martinis and decorating Sugar cookies is the deal Christmas party. 



1/2 cup whole milk

1/4 cup Baileys

2 oz. vanilla vodka

2 oz. amaretto



1/2 cup vanilla frosting

1/4 cup sprinkles, plus 1 tsp extra

Pre-made sugar cookie dough


  • Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. 
  • Start to roll the sugar cookie dough in 1/4th thickness. Use your favorite cookie cutter to cut the cookies in the desired shapes. Place them on the baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes until it is slightly golden around the edges. Let them cool down at normal temperatures.
  • Use a spatula to spread a thin frosting layer onto the rim of glasses. Dip the martini glass rims in sprinkles. Decorate the cookies with frosting and sprinkles.
  • Take a cocktail shaker and combine Baileys, milk, amaretto, and Vodka. Add ice to the top and shake nicely. Pour the drinks into glasses and garnish the rim with freshly baked cookies.

Irish Coffee

What better winter cocktails than Irish coffee? Irish coffee is sweetened coffee mixed with whiskey and whipped cream. This delicious and cozy drink is a must-try in the holiday season.


16 oz. hot water

2 oz. Irish whiskey 

1 cups brewed coffee

2 tsp. light brown sugar

Chocolate shavings, for garnish

1/2 cups heavy cream for topping


  • Take two bog mugs and fill them with hot water and let it rest for 2 minutes. Pour out the water and put 1 tsp—brown sugar in each mug. Pour hot coffee and stir nicely to dissolve the sugar. Once the sugar is mixed properly, pour in some whiskey.
  • Take a separate bowl whisk cream until it forms soft peaks. Keep the cream thick but pourable consistency. 
  • Garnish the drinks with cream by forming a thick layer. Sprinkle some chocolate shavings.

Drunken Peanut Butter Cups

If you are on the lookout for the best winter vodka cocktails, then the peanut butter cup will definitely become your favorite. Take your chocolate martini recipe to a whole new level with this recipe. 


1 cup vodka

1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces

3 oz. Reese’s-infused vodka


3 oz. milk

1/4 cup peanut butter

2 oz. Chocolate Liqueur

2 Reese’s peanut butter cups

1/2 c. crushed Reese’s Pieces

2 tbsp. chocolate syrup


  • Take a mason jar and combine Reese’s pieces and vodka together. Cover it with a tight lid and shake well. Keep it in the refrigerator overnight, and strain the next morning.
  • Fill the shaker with ice to the top and pour strained vodka, chocolate liqueur, and milk. Shake to mix well. 
  • On a small plate, put peanut butter and crushed Reese’s pieces. Dunk the rims in peanut butter first and crushed Reese’s pieces second. 
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup into each glass and divide the cocktail mixture into different glasses. Top each glass with a peanut butter cup. 

Rumchata Hot Cocoa

Rumchata cupcakes, pudding shots, and eggnog, can your winter alcoholic mixed drinks get any better than this? This hot chocolate drink with alcohol is a match truly made in Heaven.  


1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup Rumchata

2 1/2 cups whole milk

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tbsp. cocoa powder

1/3 cup warm caramel

6 oz. chocolate chips (or chopped bittersweet chocolate)


Whipped cream

Cinnamon sugar

Cinnamon stick


  • Bring the milk to a simmer over medium heat in a small saucepan.
  • Whisk cocoa powder and sugar nicely to avoid lumps. Stir vanilla, chocolate chips while cooking and keep stirring in between. Once done, stir in Rumchata and then turn off the heat.
  • Take a small dish and pour caramel into it. Dip the rims of the cup into caramel, and top it with whipped cream more caramel, cinnamon sugar, and cinnamon stick.

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