When goose bump temps set in, it’s time to get heated, preferably with a partner. Grab your thermals and conquer the cold world with these toasty booze blends.
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REAL IRISH COFFEE
When concocting this Celtic thirst quencher, don’t make like most bartenders who break out the Baileys. Instead, sub in whiskey, which yields a richer, creamier cup of Joe.
Fill a glass with hot coffee two inches shy of the rim; Stir in 4-5 spoons full of cane sugar; dump in a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey, then slowly pour heavy cream over the back of the spoon to allow it to float atop the drink.
Tangy and tart, this ramped-up Jamaican rum punch will heat you up quicker than a packed reggaeton club. Just go easy, Snoop Lion—the stiff sauce will have you roaring after a few swigs.
Mix into a glass: 1 ½ Appleton Jamaican Rum, 3 oz. hot water, ½ oz. lime juice, 1 spoonful brown sugar (to taste) and dash of cinnamon; stir, add slice of orange for a citrus twist.
HYPED HOT CHOCOLATE
For a cocoa-filled warm front, augment your favorite snow day drink with a buttery liqueur, vanilla and extra chocolate. Sip with a cuffing buddy and crush the cold.
Make two mugs of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate; add 1 shot each of Vanilla Kahlua & Godiva Chocolate Liqueur; stir and top with whipped cream. Hibernate till spring.
HOT APPLE PIE
No need to spark up that Easy Bake. When you’re craving the sweet life, prep this sugar-and-spice-spiked hot cider and drink your dessert.
Mix in a small pot: 2 cups Riesling white wine, 2 cups apple cider, 4 cinnamon sticks; heat for a few minutes on low (don’t boil); add a dash of ground cloves and cardamom and pour into glasses; top with a lemon slice and dollop of honey.