Slideshow: Ask a Bartender: What's Your Favorite Drink in Cool Weather?

Scotch
Scotch
"Scotch!  Anytime is always a good time to drink Scotch, but you see more people drink Scotch in the wintertime and fall season.  I love it." —Brian Means (Fifth Floor)
Warm All Over
Warm All Over
"I tend to go to darker spirits and stirred cocktails in cooler weather: Ron Zacapa or Old Pulteney Scotch on the rocks, a Rittenhouse Manhattan, a Ramazotti neat. Something to slowly sip on that gives you that warm-all-over feeling when that first chill comes in." —Dan Sabo (Five Leaves)
Something On The Chairlift
Something On The Chairlift
"I'm always a beer and a shot of whiskey guy.  I don't mind a little amaretto and cognac mixed when it's cold out.  And I always, always carry a flask while skiing or snowboarding the mountain containing Grand Marnier... You make a lotta friends on the lift with that, besides the fact that it's superb liquid courage." —Billy "Bonefish" Fannemel (Couloir Restaurant, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)
Beer and Bourbon
Beer and Bourbon
"When it gets cool outside I like to drink darker beer:  Porters and Black IPAs.  I also drink Ridgemont 1792 bourbon... but I do that regardless of the temperature." — Brandon Sornberger (Io West)
Whiskey All The Time
Whiskey All The Time
"Bourbon or Scotch, neat. I also drink them when it gets hot out, and when it's raining, or if it's sunny…" —Mike Ryan (Sable)
Reposado Tequila
Reposado Tequila
"Milagro Reposado Tequila SBR—no ice." — Chris Hudnall (The Blacksmith Saloon)
Spirit Infusions
Spirit Infusions
"Most of the time when it comes to drinking, I am a purist and like my spirits neat. In cooler weather, send me my rye or Scotch whiskey (usually Islay Scotches). I do like infusing bourbon or rye with autumn flavors like pumpkin, butternut squash, clove, cinnamon, and doing old fashioneds with that infused whiskey. A little maple syrup and bittters and you have one of my favorite drinks on a cold night or afternoon." —Hector Santa Cruz (Neat, Bow & Truss)