It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a warm winter cocktail. Take a break from the chaos of the holidays and cozy up by the fire, warm drink in hand on the Vanderbilt’s outdoor patio. Or head to Gurneys for the best view of Narragansett Bay and enjoy a signature cocktail in one of their themed heated igloos. Our local bars and restaurants know how to serve a winter beverage.
These cozy cocktails have us thinking that Christmas came early this year and we are definitely okay with it.
Kiss the autumn months goodbye with this sparkling winter cocktail from Jo’s American Bistro. St. Germain Elderflower liqueur is mixed with pomegranate juice and La Marca Prosecco for a perfectly bubbly beverage.
This winter mule will warm you to the very core. Vodka is stirred with muddled cranberry, cinnamon simple and ginger beer for the perfect holiday blend.
WHITE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE
This is the perfect holiday drink for those with a sweet tooth. Ciroc berry vodka is perfectly blended with Chambord, Godiva white chocolate, and cream.
GINGERBREAD COOKIE MARTINI
Nothing screams “it’s the holidays” more than this gingerbread cookie inspired martini.
BLUE BILL COVE
Stay toasty with this caffeinated cocktail from 15 Point Road in Portsmouth. Frangelico Hazelnut liqueur is blended with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur and finished off with a bit of steaming hot coffee.
100 PROOF PEPPERMINT PADDY
Adult hot chocolates are here to stay. Try this one from Aidan’s Irish Pub in Bristol. Rich hot chocolate infused with peppermint liqueur and topped with freshly whipped cream will have you nostalgic for snowball fights and snow angels in the backyard.
WOKE UP IN NEWPORT
Who doesn’t love waking up in Newport? Unless you’re the one who has to shovel the driveway. In which case treat yourself to this whiskey cocktail from Surf Club. Infused with allspice, cold brew nitro coffee, maple cream liqueur and grated nutmeg, this is the perfect winter weather cocktail.
Reminisce about warm summer days with this spiced rum cocktail infused cinnamon simple, pineapple and coconut water.
Nothing says Christmas like a warm glass of mulled wine. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are simmered with notes of local honey, whole cloves, star anise, cinnamon sticks, and fortified with bourbon whiskey for a cocktail that smells and tastes of the holidays.
SWAY WITH ME
Queue the Michael Bublé to properly enjoy this bubbly holiday cocktail. Champagne, black fig vodka, crystallized vanilla, hazelnuts and orange are perfectly blended to make this wintry blend.
BLACK SEAL TODDY
Warm up your hands with this seasonal hot apple cider drink blended with rum and sweetened with butterscotch and smoked maple.
LADY IN RED
Try this zesty concoction from Jo’s American Bistro to give you the pick-me-up you need this holiday season. Maker’s Mark whisky is stirred with pomegranate juice, a touch of lemon and a kick of ginger beer.
SOUTH POLE HOT COCOA
Enjoy Gurney’s winter pop-up igloos for a cozy and romantic night. Their Santa’s Workshop igloo will give you all the warm and fuzzy feelings of Christmas, or maybe that’s just the aftereffects of its signature pairing, the South Pole Hot Coca. The toasty beverage of vodka, peppermint schnapps, hot chocolate, house made peppermint marshmallow and candy cane crumble is Christmas in a mug.
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