5 Cozy Cocktails To Try This autumn

Here are some alcoholic drinks you should sip it like it’s hot.

1. Scotch Hot Toddy

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There’s really no need for precise measurements or fancy instruments with this cocktail. You just need booze, hot water and some honey and lemon. Simply taste and adjust to your preference.

Recipe here if you’re a perfectionist.

2. Spiced Milk and Whiskey

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Sure, a warm mug of milk might be the stuff of childhood memories, but embrace being an adult and booze it up a little. Combine your daily calcium intake with the wintery touch of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Throw in some whiskey and you’ll be snug as a rug.

Ingredients:

  • Whole milk
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Whiskey
  • Double cream

Full recipe here.

3. Baileys Chai

A cup of chai, m’dear? Mix up the bog standard masala chai with a hit of Irish cream liqueur. Creamy, comforting and the epitome of cozy – the ideal drink after a brisk autumn walk.

Ingredients:

  • Chai tea
  • Brown sugar
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Cinnamon

Full recipe here.

4. Buttered Cider

how buttered cider
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You know that feeling when you butter your toast, and it turns into liquid goodness? Turn that up a notch and butter your drink – you can’t get more liquidy than that. You’ll be a mulled wine convert in no time.

Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Rum
  • Cinnamon
  • Orange
  • Cider

Full recipe here.

5. Hot Irish Coffee

Hot Irish Coffee
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Here’s a relatively new cocktail created in the winter of 1943. The legend goes, it was created by a chef for passengers from a transatlantic Pam Am flying boat forced to return back to Ireland due to bad weather. Since then, the drink has now gone global.

Ingredients:

  • Black coffee
  • Brown sugar
  • Irish whisky
  • Double cream

Full recipe here.

Now go pour yourself a stiff one. The weather’s only going to get colder after all.