7 Boozy winter warmers

On a cold winter day, what better way to warm up then with a drink? These seven boozy winter warmers will see you through the long nights.

Irish hot chocolate

Irish hot chocolate
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This boozy Christmas drink is as festive as they come.

With Guinness, Bailey’s and whiskey in the frothy mix, it’ll certainly have you rocking around the Christmas tree.

Get the Irish hot chocolate recipe from Serious Seats


Mulled cider

Mulled cider
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Cider is a quintessentially autumnal drink, but serve it warm and it can make the perfect transition to winter.

Using rum and apple juice alongside cinnamon and spices makes this recipe extra delicious.

Get the mulled cider recipe from A Beautiful Mess



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Eggnog is an iconic Christmas drink, but how often have you experienced it home made?

This tasty recipe serves the eggnog with vanilla essence, lashings of whipped cream and a dusting of freshly ground nutmeg.

Get the eggnog recipe at Buttered Side Up


Pumpkin spiced hot toddy

pumpkin hot toddy
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National hot toddy day (no really, there is such a thing) isn’t until January 11, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this festive drink throughout the colder months.

Using hot water, honey, whisky and spices, this is the perfect beverage if you’re feeling a little under the (probably miserable) weather.

Get the pumpkin spiced hot toddy from An Affair From the Heart


Snowball cocktail

snowball cocktail
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Winter warmers can be chilled too.

This fresh cocktail blends tequila cream liqueur with vanilla, milk and Kahlua.

Get the snowball cocktail recipe from Mix That Drink


Mulled wine

Mulled wine
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The original festive beverage, and always the best, mulled wine is a hallowed Christmas tradition.

The process of brewing and simmering the wine brings out the flavour of the ingredients, and you can add whatever spices or fruits suit your tastes.

This recipe uses cinnamon, bay leaves, lemon juice, nutmeg and cloves, but other popular choices include oranges and berries.

Get the mulled wine recipe from Fairy Tale Pretty Picture


Hot buttered rum

Hot buttered rum
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Hot buttered rum: it even sounds delicious.

There are a few ways to make this treat, but this method combines an entire stick of butter with dark brown sugar and rum. So wrong, but so right.

Get the hot buttered rum recipe from Not Without Salt