5 Cocktails to Warm You Up

Five Cocktails to Warm You During the Last Days of Winter

By Joe Macbeth

It may be February but winter is still in full swing and it’s rather cold and chilly outside. Hope is on the horizon though with spring just around the corner. So to keep the frost away and warm your bellies until that day arrives we’ve picked out 5 classic cocktails to keep you toasty.

#1 Penicillin

50ml Auchentoshan American Oak

10ml Honey

25ml Fresh Lemon Juice

10ml Ginger Syrup

Spritz of Laphroaig 10yr

Add Auchentoshan, Honey, Lemon & Ginger to a cocktail shaker with cubed ice. Shake and strain into an Old Fashioned over ice block. Spritz Laphroaig 10yr over the top to get a bit of that smokey aroma. Garnish with a lemon peel twist.

#2 Hot Toddy

50ml The Macallan Gold

20ml Fresh Lemon Juice

20ml Honey

3 Dried Cloves

Top with 50ml Hot Water

Add ingredients to a mixing glass and stir until honey dissolves and cloves impart flavour. Pour into a heat-resistant glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick & lemon twist

#3 New York Sour

50ml Bourbon

30ml Fresh Lemon Juice

15ml Sugar Syrup

20ml Red Wine (we use Tempranillo)

1 Egg White

2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Prepare bourbon, lemon, sugar syrup, egg white and bitters in a cocktail shaker with cubed ice. Shake hard and strain out ice. Shake again without ice. Strain into an Old Fashioned over cubed ice. Float red wine on top. Garnish with lemon peel twist.

#4 Rum Old Fashioned

50ml Ron Abuelo 7yr

5ml Demerara Sugar Syrup

2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

1 Fresh Orange Peel

Add rum to mixing glass with cubed ice. Stir until chilled. Add peel & sugar syrup and some more ice and stir some more. Add bitters and more ice and stir again. Strain ingredients into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a fresh orange peel twist.

#5 Irish Coffee

50ml Dubliner Irish Whiskey

100ml Hot Coffee

15ml Demerara Sugar Syrup

20ml Double Cream

Add whiskey, coffee and sugar syrup to a heat resistant-glass. Float cream on top. Dust with nutmeg. Garnish with 3 coffee beans.