Like it or not, winter is upon us. It’s getting quite chilly, the darkness approaches sooner than we want it to, and holiday merriment is starting to make its arrival. 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, from the spicy, to the chocolate-y, and they’re all deliciously perfect for this time of year.
For the Chocoholics
Chocolatecello from Osteria via Stato is made with cocoa powder, milk, vodka and a wee bit of vanilla. Heat up the milk, sugar, and cocoa powder, whisking until it boils. Let it cool down completely before adding the vodka and vanilla. It’s like chocolate milk, except it will get you buzzed.
Espresso Hot Chocolate from Beatrix is made with milk, chocolate syrup, cinnamon malt powder, espresso and topped with vanilla bean whipped cream. Make it boozy by adding some Baileys!
For the Caffeine Feind
Spice Up Your Life
Chai Five from Summer House Santa Monica features housemade chai shrub of vinegar, sugar, ginger, clove and other spices, shaken with organic Willa vodka making it a light and delicious fall cocktail. Click here for the recipe.
Spiked Apple Cider from R.J. Grunts is the ideal cold-weather cocktail. With the spice from the cinnamon stick and the boozy bourbon, it’s perfect for sipping before you hit the Lincoln Park ZooLights! Click here for the recipe.