Like it or not, there is a chill in the air. Aside from wrapping yourself in a shaggy blanket and thawing your toes by the fireplace, another way to warm the soul is with some cozy cocktails. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites, including a few hot cocktails that are deliciously perfect for this time of year.

Want to feel the warmth of summer during the winter? Check out our favorite restaurants that feel like a vacation getaway!

 

Prefer to grab your cocktails to go? Check out the cocktail to go options at Lettuce Entertain You restaurants near you. 

Hot Michigan Cider from Aba

 

HOT COCKTAILS

 

Beatrix Mezcal Hot Chocolate

Mezcal Hot Chocolate
Ilegal Mezcal, creme de cacao, chai, cayenne, giant marshmallow 
Beatrix – River North, Fulton Market, Oak Brook, Streeterville
Make a reservation at the Beatrix location nearest you 

Beatrix Irish Coffee Kit

Beatrix Irish Coffee Kit
The Irish Coffee Kit includes 1 bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey, 1 bottle Spiced Demerara Syrup, 1 bag of Beatrix Coffee Roasters Enlightened Blend, 2 Jameson Irish Coffee Mugs, Beatrix Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and a recipe card. The kit makes 8 cocktails and is $55, plus tax.
Beatrix – River North and Fulton Market

Spiced Cider Kit Gin and Juice

Spiced Cider Cocktail Kit
Old Forrester Bourbon, Klug Farms Spiced Apple Cider
Gin and Juice
Order Gin and Juice online

ABC
Rittenhouse Rye, house-made spiced apple cider
L. Woods
Make a reservation at L. Woods

 

Osteria Boubon Cider

Bourbon Spiked Apple Cider
Mick Klug Farm Warm Apple Cider & Bourbon
Osteria Via Stato
Make a reservation at Osteria Via Stato 

Ema Warm Hug

Warm Hug
Buffalo Trace, Sfumato Rabarbaro, allspice, cinnamon, hot apple cider
Ema (available on the heated patio & to-go!)
Make a reservation at Ema
Order carryout from Ema

fully customizable, the B.Y.O.C.D. offers guests a boozy way to consume their weekend coffee
B.Y.O.C.D. (Build Your Own Coffee Drink)
Freshly brewed coffee, whipped cream and your choice of liqueur: St. Brendan’s, Irish Cream, Frangelico, Jameson, Amaretto Disaronno, or Kahlua
R.J. Grunts
Make a reservation at R.J. Grunts

Cafe Siciliano

Café Siciliano
La Colombe Coffee, Aged Rum, Amaro, Demerara
RPM Italian – Chicago
Make a reservation at RPM Italian- Chicago

 

rPM Seafood Spiked Hot Chocolate

Spiked Hot Chocolate
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Hot Chocolate, Peanut Butter Whipped Cream
RPM Seafood
Make a reservation at RPM Seafood

 

RPM SEafood Spiked Cider

Hot Apple Cider
El Dorado 12 yr Rum, Spiced Farm Fresh Cider
RPM Seafood
Make a reservation at RPM Seafood

RPM Steak Scotch Toddy

Scotch Toddy
Jura 10 yr. Scotch, lemon, apple cinnamon, served warm with mint and lemon
RPM Steak
Make a reservation at RPM Steak 

Shaw's Hot Cocktails

Midnight Mocha
Godiva dark chocolate, creme de cacao, coffee, whipped cream

Caramel Irish Coffee
Teeling’s Irish Whisky, bailey’s, butterscotch schnapps, whipped cream, caramel syrup

A La Mode
Jim Beam, fresh apple cider, allspice, vanilla liqueur, whipped cream

Shaw’s Coffee
Bailey’s, Disaronno amaretto, coffee, whipped cream
Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg
Make a reservation at Shaw’s – Schaumburg 

 

Shaw's Crab House hot cocktails

Hot Apple Cider
Rye, grand marnier, hot cider

Irish Coffee
Tullamore Dew, spiced Irish cream, coffee whipped cream

Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago
Make a reservation at Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago

Stella Barra Wine cocktail kit

Hot Spiced Wine
cabernet sauvignon, apple brandy, mulling spices, fruit; tools needed: crock pot or sauce pot, kitchen knife
This cocktail kit is $50, plus tax and serves 6 drinks
Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar – Chicago

 

Sushii San hot occktail

What’s The Tea
Made with Fig Cherry Tea, Akashi Ume Japanese Whisky, hot sake, local honey and lemon juice
Sushi-San
Make a reservation at Sushi-San 

SEASONAL SIPS

Beatrix Old Fashioned

Pumpkin Old Fashioned
Pumpkin purée, allspice, bourbon, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, and molasses
Beatrix
Available to go at select Beatrix locations, order online
Beatrix – River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market & Oak Brook
Make a reservation at Beatrix – River North | Make a reservation at Beatrix – Streeterville | Make a reservation at Beatrix – Fulton Market | Make a reservation at Beatrix – Oak Brook

 

Beatrix How About Them Apples

How About Them Apples
Rittenhouse Rye, apple, cinnamon, peppercorn, lemon juice
Beatrix 
Beatrix – River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market & Oak Brook
Make a reservation at Beatrix – River North | Make a reservation at Beatrix – Streeterville | Make a reservation at Beatrix – Fulton Market | Make a reservation at Beatrix – Oak Brook

Sherry Cobbler from Cafe Ba Ba Reeba

Sherry Apple Cobbler
Callejuela manzanilla, E&J apple brandy, orange, apples, orange bitters
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
Make a reservation at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

 

il Porcellino mela mule

Mela Mule 
Vodka, apple cider, ginger and Meletti amaro
il Porcellino
Make a reservation at il Porcellino

 

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Cocoa powder, milk, vodka, vanilla
Osteria via Stato
Make a reservation at Osteria Via Stato

Shaw's Apple Julep

Apple Julep 
High West double rye, apple, Grand Marnier
Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago  
Make a reservation at Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago

Shaw's Autum old fashioned

Autumn Old Fashioned
CH Bourbon, maple, all spice
Shaw’s Crab House- Chicago
Make a reservation at Shaw’s Crab House- Chicago

 

Smoke Jumpers Cocktail Stella Barra

Smoke Jumpers
scotch, apple cider liqueur, black walnut, molasses
Summer House & Stella Barra – Chicago & North Bethesda
Make a reservation at Summer House & Stella Barra – ChicagoMake a reservation at Summer House & Stella Barra – North Bethesda.