Seven Fireplace Cocktails and Winter Drinks

November 27, 2017 (Last Updated: November 6, 2019) - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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. Iย  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

Gluten Free Irish Cream Hot Chocolate
This recipe from Feeding Gluten Freeย 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!

Double Chocolate Maple Hot Cocoa from Vintage Kitty

Double Chocolate Maple Hot Cocoa with liquor in background

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.

Almond Milk Chai With Whiskey and Orange from Rhubarbarians

Almond Milk Chai Whiskey Orange drink on table

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.

Orange Spiked Boozy Hot Chocolate from Salt and Lavender

Orange Spiked Boozy Hot Chocolate

Even though Natasha is a little light in the booze department, she says we can add more and won’t tell. ๐Ÿ™‚ This adult hot chocolate looks luxurious and I like the idea of Grand Marnier in a toasty chocolate drink.

Milk Punch (Spiced Milk With Whiskey) from The Little Epicurean


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.ย  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

Bourbon Chai

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.

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine from The View From Great Island

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

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.

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    Suzy | The Mediterranean Dish
    November 27, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Great roundup of cozy drinks! Love it

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      November 27, 2017 at 1:38 pm


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    November 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Oh YUMMMM… I love hot cocktails! Now.. if only I had a fireplace! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      November 27, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      A candle and comfy slippers are probably good enough. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Monica | Nourish & Fete
    November 27, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    These all look so cozy .. I’m having a hard time deciding which one I most want to try! That Irish cream hot chocolate might be first in line. ๐Ÿ™‚ I especially love that several of these can be made with straightforward ingredients I already have!

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    November 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Ummm can we just talk about the Double Chocolate Maple Hot Cocoa!? Heaven! What fantastic selection of soul-hugging drinks you’ve got here!

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      November 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      HA! Love that URL.

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    Lucy @ Supergoldenbakes
    November 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Where to start. They all sound super tempting.

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    Amy | The Cook Report
    November 27, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    This is a great list, I definitely need to try some of these!

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      November 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      You should try some of these.

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    November 27, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Well isn’t this the best list to warm you up during the winter months. Coming in from snow shoeing would be great when you have these too look forward too. Anything with bourbon will have hubby excited for sure.

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      Ben Myhre
      November 28, 2017 at 9:03 am

      For all the snow we get in the Winter, I have never tried snowshoeing. I think I need to add that to my to-do list

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    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    November 27, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I can just imagine that every single one of these cocktails tastes absolutely horrible. I will NOT be making your recipes over and over to see which one I love, oops, I mean hate the most. Truly, I won’t. Do you believe me? Yum!

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      Ben Myhre
      November 28, 2017 at 9:02 am

      I do not believe you AT ALL! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Denise Wright
    November 28, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Oh my I just made a low carb spiked cocoa this week….these look wonderful! I love the chai with whiskey and orange… many to pick from. Sharing on FB!

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      Ben Myhre
      November 28, 2017 at 9:02 am

      YAY! thanks for sharing on Facebook!

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    November 28, 2017 at 11:13 am

    You actually named your St. Bernard Kate Winslet? That’s cool. I think I’m going to have to try the cocoa with the Irish Cream first, then both of the ones with orange because I adore chocolate and fruit. Basically, I’m going to be chilling in front of my fire place with a different warm drink every night. I thank you.

    Wait! Hubby has vetoed that. He says I may have only one per week. What a party pooper!

    Thanks for telling me about Godiva chocolate liqueur. I didn’t know such things existed. I see a new truffle in my repertoire this Christmas.

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      November 30, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Hey! It’s your party and I think you should have a warm cocktail EVERY night you want one! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And yup, that is what I named her. She is a big, drooly, adorable oaf of a celebrity wherever she goes.

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        December 2, 2017 at 1:20 am

        I have a Siberian Husky who is named after a demon, so who am I to judge what you name your dog. I do, however, love your idea of a warm cocktail every night.

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    Abby @ WinsteadWandering
    November 28, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    They had me at double chocolate, too, but then maple? and bacon? I NEED that drink.

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    November 29, 2017 at 8:45 am

    You sold me at Double Chocolate Maple Hot Cocoa! I finally own a home with a fireplace so I’m excited to give this tasty sounding beverage a try!

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    December 1, 2017 at 6:38 am

    That Milk Punch is going to end up on my Weekend to-do list I think!

    It might be closer to the Egg Nog Family tree, but I’d like to throw the ‘Tom and Jerry’ into the mix for a potential… knee-deep splash around. (I don’t know if there’s enough for a deep dive!) Nothing says “My parents are playing cards with the neighbors, starting to get louder, and telling inappropriate jokes” like a Tom and Jerry!

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      December 1, 2017 at 6:47 am

      Nothing says โ€œI am playing cards with the neighbors, starting to get louder and don’t realize it, and telling inappropriate jokesโ€


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    December 1, 2017 at 9:38 am

    So cozy! I’m adding all of these to my list of “musts” this winter!

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    Anne Murphy
    December 1, 2017 at 10:29 am

    What a cozy, warming collection! (Now all I need is a fireplace…)

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    December 2, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Wow this drinks are so lovely it will make my winter perfect ?
    Thanks for such a lovely recipe

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    Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
    December 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Love this assortment – I wish I had a fireplace to cozy up with a few of these beauties!

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    December 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

    You had me at double chocolate hot cocoa! Yum!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    December 4, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Such great recipes, love them all! It makes you want to cuddle in front of a fire with a mug in your hands!

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