When the temperatures drop, don’t abandon your go-to-cocktail—winterize it. Add a seasonal spin to your favorite sips with these tweaks.
Maybe there’s a chill in the air, and your regular cocktail isn’t quite cutting through it. Maybe you want something familiar, but not so familiar. Maybe you just need mixology-based inspiration to keep you from going stir crazy? There’s no need to abandon your go-tos—just adapt them. We’ve tweaked some of our favorite cocktail recipes to help them win out over the winter blues.
PERFECT FOR: Slow Sipping
Sub Averna for sweet vermouth and enjoy the bittersweet embrace of this dark chocolate and spice forward amaro.
Best served in a Martini Glass
- 2 oz rye whiskey
- 1 oz Averna
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- 1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
- Garnish with cherry
In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass, add the whiskey, Averna, and bitters. Stir well with ice, strain into your chilled martini, and garnish with a cherry.
PERFECT FOR: Easy Drinking Evenings
Herbal, citrusy, and easily enjoyed, this spritz proves that you don’t have to be poolside to feel breezy.
Best served in a Stemless Wine Glass
- .75 oz Salers Aperitif
- 1.25 oz chilled bianco vermouth
- 1 oz chilled club soda
- 2 oz chilled prosecco
- Garnish with a wide strip of orange peel and two cloves
Add the ice, Salers, and bianco vermouth. Top with club soda and Prosecco, then garnish with a wide strip of orange peel and two cloves. Serve immediately.
PERFECT FOR: One Batch Wonders
(Fun Fact: Served at Snowe's very own team holiday party!)
Easy enough to make en masse, this cider recipe elevates the classic combo with lemon juice and cinnamon syrup.
Best served in a Short Tumbler
- 2 oz bourbon
- 1 oz apple cider
- .75 oz lemon juice
- .50 oz cinnamon syrup
- Garnish with dehydrated orange and cinnamon stick
Add the bourbon, apple cider, lemon juice, and cinnamon syrup. Stir with ice and add garnish.
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