Winter Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold

Food & Drink

Photos (Clockwise from top left): Courtesy of Patrón, Courtesy of Grey Goose, Courtesy of Grey Goose, Courtesy of Kahlúa

As much as I'd like to deny it, the colder weather and shorter days have forced me to face reality—winter is right around the corner. But there is an upside: Nothing warms you up like a little brandy or spiked hot apple cider. So if you're hosting a winter wedding, include one of these cocktails (pictured clockwise from top left) on your drink menu—they're sure to keep guests' spirits high even when the mercury's low. Check out our galleries for more cocktail ideas.

—Rosie Purdy

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Spiced Chocolate
1 oz. Patrón XO Cafe
1.5 oz. Patrón Reposado
.75 oz. dark chocolate liqueur
.5 oz. heavy cream
3 pinches of crushed red pepper
Directions: Combine all ingredients except heavy cream; shake and strain into a glass. Shake heavy cream and spoon the freshly whipped cream on top of cocktail. Garnish with crushed red pepper flakes.

Grey Goose® La Poire Sake Nog
1 1/2 parts Grey Goose® La Poire Flavored Vodka
1 tablespoon roasted or canned pumpkin puree
3/4 part sake
2 parts rice milk
1/2 part agave nectar
Directions: Heat rice milk in a small pot or microwave until warm. Add remaining ingredients and stir well, heating to desired temperature. Pour into a mug and garnish with star anise powder...

Grey Goose® La Poire Almond Froth
1 1/2 parts Grey Goose® La Poire Flavored Vodka
1/4 part brandy
1 part unsweetened almond milk
3/4 part agave nectar
Directions: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all ingredients and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Strain into a glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Hot Mexican Cider
1.5 oz. Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice
3 oz. hot apple cider
.25 oz. fresh lemon juice
Directions: Shake all ingredients and serve in glass mug. Garnish with dash of nutmeg or cinnamon.

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