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6 Cocktails To Keep Winter Spirits High

Words by Marléna Ahearn
Photos by Julia Merrell


One of the best ways to warm up and relax is with a winter cocktail. Whether you crave something tropical to fend off the cool air, a warming whiskey, or an immunity-boosting variation on a hot toddy, check out these tasty winter drink from Black Button Distilling, Nox Cocktail, and Iron Smoke Distillery's Katboocha cocktails.

The Forester, by Iron Smoke Distillery

Iron Smoke Kombucha Cocktail

Ingredients:

Combine in a pint glass with a heavy pour of Katboocha and garnish with an orange peel. 

Tiki Time by Iron Smoke Distillery

Iron Smoke Kombucha Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Iron Smoke Bourbon
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz pineapple
  • .5 oz orange juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • 3 dashes Angustora aromatic bitters

Shake with ice in a shaker. Pour into collins or tiki glass and top with tiki rose Katboocha. Garnish with a lime peel and umbrella. 

Maple Chai Latte by Black Button Distilling

Black Button Maple Chai

Ingredients:

Shake with ice and dump into rocks glass. 

*To Make Chai Simple Syrup: Steep chai tea bags in equal parts sugar and water overnight. Shake with ice, and enjoy. 

Cold Elixir by Black Button Distilling

Black Button Winter Elixer Cocktail

Ingredients: 

Measure into a glass and top with hot water. 

Hobbit on Holiday by Nox Cocktail

Winter Cocktails

Ingredients: 

  • 1 oz Zaya Twelve Year rum
  • 1 oz Blackwell
  • .5 oz Allspice Dram
  • .25 oz Velvet Falernum
  • 1 oz Orgeat
  • 1 oz Pineapple
  • .5 oz Lime

Shake and Strain into a Collins glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

Dissendium by Nox Cocktail

Winter Cocktails

Ingredients: 

  • 1 oz Monkey Shoulder Scotch
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Cointreau or other Orange Liqueur
  • .5 oz Honey Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Fee Bro's Aztec Chocolate Bitters

Stir in glass pitcher, then double strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Looking for more? check out our upcoming cocktail making classes