There's nothing better than hunkering down on a cold winter's night, swathed in your cosiest jumper, fire roaring and a glass of something warming and delicious in your hand. But what exactly will that something be? If you're looking for mixology inspiration for the chilly months ahead, you've come to the right place. Below, we've compiled the recipes of three of our favourite winter cocktails. Master these cold weather libations and winter won't seem so dreary after all.
The Boulevardier is essentially a winterised negroni, made with bourbon whiskey in place of gin. It is said to have been invented in the 1920s by Erskine Gwynne, an American-born writer who founded a monthly magazine in Paris called Boulevardier.
The Penicillin cocktail is a relatively recent invention that was created by New York bartender Sam Ross in 2005, when he was working at New York City’s famous Milk & Honey bar. It is appropriately named after the penicillin drug, alluding to the medicinal properties of its ingredients. Delicious and restorative — we'll drink to that.
The Spiced Sidecar is a warming, wintery take on the classic 1920s Sidecar cocktail. Simply emit the spiced simple syrup for a more traditional pour.
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