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10 Hot Alcoholic Drink Recipes

This winter, keep warm with cocktails

The only way to survive a harsh winter, is with alcohol - ask anyone from Minnesota. Here for your enjoyment, is a list of the top 10 hot alcoholic drinks to keep your insides warm and fuzzy all winter. Put your mittens on ladies and gentlemen. Let's toast to winter.

irish coffee

irish coffee

Hot coffee drinks

Coffee drinks are highly underrated in the alcohol circuit. It's pure, chemical engineering genius: caffeine and alcohol. These have been the driving forces of civilization. The building blocks to our very existence! Maybe not, but coffee drinks do provide a nice pep in your step. They can be best enjoyed after a day of skiing, in the morning, or after dinner. No fear, for if you are scared of a little Irish in your coffee, there are plenty of other options.

Nutty Irishman

Coffee mug

- 1oz Bailey's

- 1 oz Frangelico liqueur

- Fill w/ coffee

- Garnish w/ whipped cream and nutmeg

Irish Coffee

Coffee mug

- 1 oz Bailey's

- 1 oz Irish whiskey

- Fill w/ hot coffee

- Garnish w/ whipped cream

Mexican Coffee

Coffee mug

- 1 oz Tequila

- 1 oz Kahlua

- Fill w/ hot coffee

- Garnish w/ whipped cream

Jamaican Coffee

Coffee mug

- 1 oz Light rum

- 1 oz Tia Maria or kahlua

- Fill w/ hot coffee

- Garnish w/ whipped cream

butter baby, baby

butter baby, baby

Hot chocolate drinks

You mean there is a way to make my hot chocolate taste even better than it already does? Why yes there is boys and girls. If you are in need of a warm up on a cold winter day, and prefer the cocoa to the coffee bean, these hot drinks should do the trick.

Butter Baby

Coffee mug

- 1 oz butterscotch schnapps

- Fill w/ hot chocolate

- Garnish w/ whipped cream

After Dinner Mint

Coffee mug

- 1/2 oz White creme de menthe

- 3/4 oz Peach liqueur

- 1/2 oz vodka

- Fill w/ hot chocolate

- Garnish w/ whipped cream


Coffee mug

- 1 oz Peppermint schnapps

- 1 tsp of sugar

- Fill w/ hot chocolate

- Garnish w/ whipped cream

hot buttered rum

hot buttered rum

Glass coffee mugs

Favorite hot drink recipes

It's always nice to impress your guests. In order to be the hostess with the most-est, you'll need some tricks up your sleeve. On a cold day, there is nothing better than offering up some fancy hot drinks to warm the belly. Most of these are simple to make and extremely delicious.

Hot Buttered Rum

Coffee mug

- 2 oz Dark rum

- 1 oz Simple syrup Or 1 tsp Brown sugar

- Pinch of nutmeg

- Fill w/ hot water

- Garnish w/ cinnamon stick and small floating pat of butter.

Broken Leg

Coffee mug

- 1 oz Spiced rum

- Fill w/ hot apple cider

- Garnish w/ cinnamon stick

Cider of Sin

Coffee mug

- 1 oz Cinnamon schnapps

- Fill w/ hot apple cider

- Garnish w/ cinnamon stick

Hot Spiced Wine

Coffee mug

There are many variations of this drink. I've chosen one of my favorite recipes to help out you thirsty readers. This will be made by combining all the ingredients in a large saucepan, simmering for 13-15 minutes, and serving into coffee mugs.

- 1 Bottle of red wine (Merlot, Pinto Noir, or Burgundy)

- 3 tbsp honey

- 2 cinnamon sticks

- 2 tbsp cardamom seeds

- 1 tbsp black peppercorns

- 1 Sliced orange

- 1 Sliced lemon

- 1/2 Cup sugar

- Garnish w/ cinnamon stick

Well folks, there you have it, more delightful recipes to add to your bartending repertoire. I have a strong feeling that this winter will be full of warm smiles and warm libations. Print out these recipes and stick them on your refrigerator. 

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Tatiana from Florida on January 25, 2014:

Yum! Those hot chocolate drinks sound divine! Will definitely have to give one of those a try next time we have a cold day here in FL!

Tolovaj on December 19, 2013:

Thanks for these recipes, combinations with chocolate are my favorites:)


oldiesmusic from United States on December 09, 2013:

Awesome! I will try to serve these drinks on cold, Christmas dinners. I love Bailey's too

Dean Walsh from Birmingham, England on December 06, 2013:

Irish coffee is one of my favourite drinks and your 'nutty Irish' recipe sounds lovely to me, so I will definitely be trying that one out. Voted up and awesome!

Jeff Davis (author) from California on November 04, 2013:

Awesome! What's summer in South Africa like?

Jeff Davis (author) from California on November 04, 2013:

You're welcome! Thanks for reading

Jeff Davis (author) from California on November 04, 2013:

There's lots of ideas out there, just go after them!

SJ9190 on October 24, 2013:

I love coffee very much. And i'm going to try this recipe.

lisaM on October 21, 2013:

I don't like anything to sweet, I cant seem to find something I enjoy, any ideas?

idigwebsites from United States on October 03, 2013:

Great recipes...I'm a chocolate lover but haven't thought of putting up an alcoholic drink to my chocolate drinks. I'm gonna try them for a change... for some kind of "kick". Thanks for sharing! :)

Hendrika from Pretoria, South Africa on September 28, 2013:

What a pity it is summer in South Africa now! I will keep these in mind for the coming winter. So good to get away from the plain Irish Coffee, I like the rum and cider, have to try it.

Jon on December 11, 2012:

Just bought some hot chocolate, apple cider, & a few different liqueurs. Time to get the fireplace going, my lady friend over, & a movie...

shin_rocka04 from Maryland on October 30, 2012:

Hot buttered rum is definitely a favorite of mine! I made some last year, and I'll probably make some this year towards the end of November

sweety on March 14, 2012:


jamterrell on June 24, 2011:

I love hot chocolate drinks. So perfect for winter. Thanks for sharing this very good hub.

Jeff Davis (author) from California on May 19, 2011:

Clairehaley - Thanks for reading!

ClaireHaley from UK on May 17, 2011:

Thanks, some of these I have tried, but now I have some new ones!

Jeff Davis (author) from California on April 09, 2011:

The Jet - Actually, I had one last night! Thanks for the comment.

The Jet from The Bay on April 04, 2011:

I've had Irish coffee and it's delicious -- great hub!

Jeff Davis (author) from California on January 17, 2011:

peter - I wish I could say the same thing...thanks for commenting.

Jeff Davis (author) from California on January 03, 2011:

ms_fran - You can't go wrong...the world runs on coffee and booze. Thanks for the comment.

ms_fran on December 31, 2010:

Great info. I love coffee and I going to try the warm rum. Yum.

Jeff Davis (author) from California on December 15, 2010:

tom caton - How can you go wrong with butter...and rum? You can't. Thanks for the comment.

Tom Caton from The Desk on December 15, 2010:

Nutty Irishmans are awesome, I like the look of the Hot Buttered Rum, must give it a go. Great selection here, good hub!

Jeff Davis (author) from California on November 29, 2010:

Hendrika - ...then you haven't lived. Nice to see you on several of my hubs...heading to check out yours now.

Hendrika from Pretoria, South Africa on November 29, 2010:

I love the combination of coffee and Kalhua so I'm sure to try the recipes that contains Kalhua. I must also say, I have never thought of using hot chocolate to make an alcoholic beverage, so, I'll try some of them as well.

Jeff Davis (author) from California on November 27, 2010:

billrobinson - tis the season! glad you enjoyed....cheers ears

Jeff Davis (author) from California on May 30, 2010:

yea it is. thanks for reading...

kumba8 on May 30, 2010:

I love Coffee drinks. Thanks a lot.

Mexican Coffee is something new for me. I have to try it.

Jeff Davis (author) from California on May 29, 2010:

thanks billy - that's the whole idea. there is life outside an irish coffee...

billyaustindillon on May 29, 2010:

Great recipes - now I know more than how to do an Irish coffee - many fun after dinner drinks to be had.

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