While winter might not have fresh peaches or strawberries, and might not be the best time for your most refreshing cocktails, there's plenty to love about the season.
'winter' on Serious Eats
The A-go Flip is what would happen if eggnog left the farm for the big city, then came back for a family gathering, bringing a few tricks up its sleeve.
If you haven't eaten at least two dozen cookies by New Year's Day then you are doing something wrong. Along with all that butter, cinnamon, and sugar, it's the time to reach for flavorful, full-bodied ciders. American cider makers have embraced these colder months by releasing ciders packed with cranberries, spices, and a big heaping of holiday cheer.
This recipe from Daniel Hyatt finally gives you a way to work pine needles into your cocktail routine. This iced tea with a kick has a subtle evergreen flavor. Christmas trees, beware!
This drink from Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston might just become your new favorite eggnog recipe. The key: a long pour of Angostura bitters instead of your standard brandy or whiskey base.
A Scotch cocktail can be simple: whisky, sugar or honey, bitters, ice. Looking for "a drink that warms and soothes" in a season of bitter cold, Kyle Davidson of Blackbird in Chicago changed the equation a bit, bringing some complexity to the cocktail's flavor without overcomplicating it.
We've experimented with a whole range of hot boozy drinks, spiking our cocoa with everything from mezcal to pisco and stirring pretty much the whole liquor cabinet into steaming mugs of cider, coffee, tea, and toddies. Here are 20 of the best hot drink recipes we've tested.
We try the new Starbucks Gingerbread Latte, new Sprite Cranberry, Blue Moon Gingerbread Spiced Ale, and a whole slew of eggnogs.
The effort it takes to cook a quince will give you a ton of bang for your buck. Poaching leaves you with tender fruit for a pie or tart and a gorgeous syrup that—you guessed it—is great for cocktails.
Instead of seeing the Dunkin Donuts Red Velvet Latte as a coffee drink with flavor syrup in it, I prefer to look at it as a pink hot chocolate with caffeine. See how easy that was?
Every Saturday during the fall, the farmers' market in my neighborhood becomes an urban orchard, with countless varieties of apples spilling out of rickety crates. I always stop at the hot cider stand; something about the sharpness of the air and the cutting edge of wind turns warm apple cider into an antidote. The antidote becomes even more powerful with a splash of liquor. Here are five recipes to inspire a little boozy cider celebration.
With an autumnal chill settling in, with various cultural and religious holidays approaching, and with the promise of hours locked inside with your family members, I thought maybe you'd want some advice on high-octane cocktails for a change.
The bartenders at Clock Bar certainly know it's time for the holidays. Their seasonal cocktails highlight classic winter flavors like vanilla, allspice, and marzipan. They've even paid playful homage to plum pudding, banana bread, and masala chai. So if you're looking for a break from eggnog, read on.
For a huge chunk of the country, winter is currently at its frigid worst. With weather like this, you can be forgiven for needing a little bump in your coffee, or a little wahoo to a chill-busting mug of hot cocoa. What are your favorite hot, boozy drinks? Here are some of mine.