The holiday season is upon us. For many, that means that there will be extra treats around the house or office. Also, for some of us, it means holiday cocktails. I am taking today’s post to forget about our Hot Toddy series and celebrate all hot cocktails. I look to my fellow blogger cohorts for inspiration on drink recipes and libations that are appropriate for cold winter nights and snuggling up near the fireplace. So, enjoy our list of fireplace cocktails.
Gluten Free Irish Cream Hot Chocolate from Feeding Gluten Free
This recipe from Feeding Gluten Free might not have gluten, but it sure looks like it has some great tastes! The stars of the cocktail are Irish Cream and hot cocoa. What a great combination!
They had me at double chocolate. There is quite a bit going on in this cocktail and I love it. Dark Chocolate, cocoa, Godiva liquor, and even bacon makes an appearance! This is a beautiful little drink to enjoy on a cold winter night.
Ooo… warm drink and orange AND whiskey? I like it. To quote the author of this post, “It makes me want to drink fancy winter cocktails aaaaaaalllll day errrrrrday.” I always appreciate when someone can fit ‘errrrrrday’ into a sentence.
Even though Natasha is a little light in the booze department, she says we can add more and won’t tell. 🙂 This adult hot chocolate looks luxurious and I like the idea of Grand Marnier in a toasty chocolate drink.
First, I have to complement Maryanne’s bio. It says that she is a “Baker, cake maker, and cocktail shaker.” What a great line! Second, she also talks about her puppy. If you read my blog, you know that I have my own little sous chef (Kate Winslet the St. Bernard). Finally, what a great fireplace drink. She uses all of the holiday spices I like to see in recipes and it really doesn’t take any special ingredients that many have in their spice racks or cupboards. Just a great drink.
Bourbon Chai from The Gingered Whisk
Tea and bourbon. Yum. Jenni talks about being a part of a “Tipsy Blogger Circle” and I wonder how one becomes a part of such a thing? Oh well, I am contented being a circle of one. And yes, I will drink my bourbon chai alone if I have to.
We cannot have a holiday warm drink discussion without some mulled wine. One thing I really appreciate about Sue’s recipe is that she tells you to break the rules. “Play with it, taste as you go, and make it your own.” My kind of recipe!
That rounds up our fireplace cocktail list. As winter approaches, I hope these bloggers and recipes either give you the recipes you need to stay warm or inspires you to make up your own fireplace cocktails.