Alcohol is very popular on cold winter nights or to enjoy outside after the sun has set. Alcohol is able to warm your blood which warms your body, making it relaxing after a long day at work.
Warm alcoholic drinks are no exception. These drinks provide you the warmth you get from a glass of tea or hot cocoa, but in addition they add the natural warmth of alcohol allowing you to enjoy the comfort of the glass.
Types of Warm Alcoholic Drinks
Some of the warm alcoholic drinks are really just variations of well known beverages. For example, adding Kahlua and Peppermint Schnapps to a glass of hot chocolate is incredibly delicious, and one of the most popular drinks to have before going to sleep.
Similarly, warm hard apple cider is incredibly popular over the holidays, and it is well known throughout the community. But for those looking for some slightly more unique beverages, here are a few that should satisfy your craving.
Hot Buttered Cow
You will need 1lb of brown sugar, ¼ a pound of butter, a half teaspoon of vanilla and cinnamon, and a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg, cloves, mace and allspice.
Mix the sugar and the butter until fluffy, then beat in the rest of the spices. Warm a mug and add the batter to the mug, then add ½ ounces of warm dark rum. To finish it off, fill the rest of the glass with heated milk.
Hot Brandy Totty
Put a sugar cube in a coffee mug. Fill the mug 2/3’s full with boiling water and top it off with 2 ounces of brandy. Some people add vanilla, though this is not necessary. This drink is easy to make and incredibly warming.
Hot Almond Chocolate
Also simple to create, brew some hot chocolate and add ½ oz of Amaretto and 2 ounces of butterscotch schnapps. Great for snowy evenings.