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The Perfect Warm Drink Recipes for a Cozy Fall Afternoon

Tue, Sep 26, 23  |  recipes

You have the fireplace going, your favorite oversized sweater and a riveting novel by your side. There’s only one thing missing: a steaming hot beverage to warm your bones on a brisk fall day. No matter what type of drink your taste buds prefer, we have all kinds of cold weather beverages and winter drink recipes to brighten up your day and provide a much-needed mood boost. Whenever you’re craving a warm alcoholic beverage to brighten up your day, just hop online and order your ingredients with Cox’s to whip up any of these recipes in no time.

Read on to learn what warm alcoholic drink recipes have our attention this winter season and make the most of your holidays!


Blackberry Mulled Wine

This sweet, inviting drink is the perfect way to wind down at the end of a long day. It’s also one of the best hot alcoholic beverages to serve over the holidays to keep your guests coming back for more.

First, gather the following ingredients: 1 bottle of red wine, 2 cinnamon sticks, 4-5 cloves, 2 star anise, 1 juiced orange, 1 cup of apple cider, half a cup of brandy, 1 cup of blackberries and a quarter cup of maple syrup.

Next, pour the bottle of red wine into a pot or pan and add in all of the ingredients. Bring the entire mixture to a low simmer without letting it reach a boil. This process should take about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Finally, use cinnamon sticks, cloves and star anise as garnish and serve.

Irish Coffee

For a twist on traditional coffee, whip up a steaming mug of Irish Coffee. One of the most inviting hot cocktails for winter or fall that you can find, this beverage is sure to make any cold afternoon a more pleasant one.

To begin, collect 2 ounces of heavy cream, three quarter ounces of simple syrup, 4 ounces of hot coffee and 1 ounce of Irish whiskey. Whisk the heavy cream and a quarter ounce of the simple syrup in a chilled bowl for about 30 seconds. The mixture is ready when soft peaks just begin to form.

Next, add coffee, whiskey and the rest of the syrup to a warmed mug. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined and add whipped cream on top. Serve and enjoy!

Boozy Apple Cider

It’ll always be time for a party with this twist on a classic holiday drink. This favorite is sure to please any kind of crowd, making it a must-have on a list of fall drink recipes.

The ingredients you’ll need include the following: 1 gallon of apple cider, 1 and a half cups of Jack Daniels or another type of whiskey, half a cup of caramel, 3 cinnamon sticks, 8 apples and lemon juice. Combine the whiskey, apple cider, cinnamon sticks and caramel in a large pot, preferably a Crock-Pot. Cook the mixture on low heat for about 2 to 3 hours. Once the mix is completely warmed through, you can move on to the next step.

Take your apples and slice the top off of each one. Next, remove the inside of each apple using an apple corer. Stop coring when you’re about half an inch away from the bottom of the apple. To ensure that the apples don’t brown, squeeze lemon juice inside each apple cup. Finally, ladle the apple cider into your apple cups. Add cinnamon sticks for garnish and serve.

Candy Cane Kahlua Hot Chocolate

If you eagerly await the arrival of the peppermint mocha latte every winter, you’ll fall in love with this cocktail version. There’s no question that the Candy Cane Kahlua Hot Chocolate deserves a special place on any list of hot alcoholic beverages.

First, gather half a cup of whole milk, half a cup of heavy cream, 1 candy cane, 3 tablespoons of hot chocolate, a quarter tablespoon of pure vanilla extract, 1 and a half ounces of Kahlua, whipped cream and candy canes. Be sure to grab a saucepan and spoon to begin combining all of these ingredients.

In your saucepan, warm the whole milk and heavy cream over low heat. Place the candy cane into the mixture and stir until it is completely melted. Next, add in the hot chocolate and vanilla extract and stir well. After removing the mixture from heat, stir in the Kahlua and pour it into a glass. Add the whipped cream and candy canes as garnish and serve.

Rumchata Eggnog

If you’re looking for an easy way to cozy up on a fall or winter day, a rumchata eggnog can help you achieve your goal. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy solo or with a group of friends and family.

To make the perfect rumchata eggnog, it’s best to prepare the eggnog and cinnamon-sugar rim separately. For the eggnog, you’ll need 5 egg yolks, one third cup of sugar, 2 cups of milk, half a teaspoon of cinnamon, a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, three quarter cups of heavy cream, 1 cup of Rumchata and cinnamon sticks for garnish. For the cinnamon-sugar rim, you’ll need a quarter cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Begin by preparing the cinnamon-sugar rim for each glass. First, mix the cinnamon and sugar on a shallow plate and lightly wet the rim of each glass with water. Dip the rim of each glass into the cinnamon sugar and put the glass aside for the time being.

Next, it’s time to make the eggnog. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a large saucepan to combine the ingredients. Add the milk, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla into the saucepan and cook on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. Once the mixture is thick enough to fully coat a spoon, you can remove it from the heat.

Add in the heavy cream and Rumchata and stir. Refrigerate the mixture until it is fully chilled. When it’s ready to serve, pour it into glasses and sprinkle some nutmeg on top. For an extra touch, add cinnamon sticks as garnish.

Make the Most of Autumn with These Warm Drinks

Whenever you’re craving warm alcoholic beverages or winter cocktails to brighten up your day, you can whip up any of these recipes in no time. The best part about these warm drink recipes is that they can be enjoyed alone or with others for the ultimate experience. Explore our wide range of spirits to start enjoying any of these hot cocktails for winter.

By inquiries@coxslouisville.com