winter cocktails

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9 Easy winter cocktails that will make you look like a professional bartender

Ending the night with a well deserve drink can even feel serendipitous

It is time to warm up the winter! There is nothing better than curling up on your couch while listening to your favorite tunes, holding a perfectly made cocktail. Whether you are enjoying it all by yourself or next to your favorite person in the world, ending the night with a well-deserved drink can even feel serendipitous.

Believe it or not, there is even more reason why you should have alcoholic beverages at the end of an exhausting week or day. According to Mayo Clinic, moderate alcohol consumption may provide some health benefits. “Moderate alcohol use for healthy adults generally means up to one drink a day for women and up to two drinks a day for men,” the nonprofit American academic medical center informed.

Cocktails©Spencer Davis on Unsplash
Enjoy and drink responsibly!

The experts believe that as long as you do so responsibly, and you are a healthy person, having a glass can reduce your risk of developing and dying of heart disease, it could possibly reduce your risk of ischemic stroke and can possibly reduce your risk of diabetes.

Keeping in mind that even moderate alcohol use isn’t risk-free, we would like to share nine easy winter cocktails that will make you look like a professional bartender.

Enjoy and drink responsibly!

The Shirley Float

The Shirley Float with Jack Daniels©Aliona Gumeniuk on Unsplash
The Shirley Float with Jack Daniels
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
  • 3 oz. Cherry Vanilla Coca Cola
  • 1/2 oz. banana liqueur
  • 1/2 banana (sliced in half)
  • vanilla ice cream
  • chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream
  • maraschino cherries
Directions

Add a scoop of ice cream to the glass and a squeeze of chocolate syrup. Add banana and place it against the side of the glass. Add Jack Daniel’s and top with Cherry Vanilla Coca Cola. Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry.

The First Impression Rose

Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Strawberry & Rose Vodka©Louis Hansel on Unsplash
Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Strawberry & Rose Vodka
Ingredients
  • Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Strawberry & Rose Vodka
  • Fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Homemade strawberry puree
  • Rosewater
  • Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer
Directions

Vigorously shake the fresh juices into a glass with ice. Pour 1.5 oz of vodka, 2 oz of the fresh juices, and 1 oz of sparkling seltzer. Stir & Enjoy!

BACARDÍ Coco Conga

BACARDI Coco Conga©Bacardi
BACARDÍ Coco Conga
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces BACARDĺ Superior Rum
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 tsp extra-fine sugar
  • 1 ounce Club Soda
  • Splash of BACARDĺ Coconut Flavored Rum
Directions

Add the BACARDĺ Superior Rum, lime juice sugar, and mint to a highball glass. Press mint with a bar spook to release oil. Add crushed ice, almost to the top, and churn. Top with Club Soda and crown with a splash of BACARDĺ Coconut Flavored Rum. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge

BACARDÍ Spiced & Ginger

Bacardi Spiced Ginger cocktail©Bacardi
BACARDÍ Spiced & Ginger
Ingredients
  • 1½ ounces BACARDÍ Spiced Rum
  • 3 ounces Ginger Ale
  • Lime wedge for garnish
Directions

Fill a highball glass with cubed ice. Pour in BACARDÍ Spiced rum, followed by ginger ale. Give it all a gentle stir. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth Signature Serve: Spiced Tonic Highball

Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth Signature Serve: Spiced Tonic Highball©Dewar's
Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth Signature Serve: Spiced Tonic Highball
Ingredients
  • 2oz Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth
  • Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic
Directions

Add whisky to a chilled highball glass, fill with ice, and top with soda. Garnish with an orange wedge.

Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth Signature Serve: Ginger Highball

Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth Signature Serve: Ginger Highball©Dewar's
Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth Signature Serve: Ginger Highball
Ingredients
  • 2oz Dewar’s Portuguese Smooth
  • Fever Tree Ginger ale
Directions

Add whisky to a chilled highball glass, fill with ice, and top with ginger ale. Garnish with lemon peel.

Jack and Coke Ginger Bells

Jack and Coke Ginger Bells©Jack Daniel's
Jack and Coke Ginger Bells
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ oz Jack Daniel’s Old. No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey
  • ½ oz ginger liqueur
  • 2 oz Diet Coke
Directions

Shake Jack and liqueur. Add Diet Coke. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with candied ginger.

Jack and Coke Cinny Mule

Jack and Coke Cinny Mule©Jack Daniels
Jack and Coke Cinny Mule
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey
  • 2 oz Diet Coke
  • ½ oz apple juice
  • 1 ½ oz Diet ginger beer
Directions

Build over ice in a mule mug. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and an apple slice.

Jack and Coke Winter Brew

Jack and Coke Winter Brew©Jack Daniel's
Jack and Coke Winter Brew
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ oz Jack Daniel’s Old. No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey
  • 2 oz Coca-Cola
  • 1 oz cold brew coffee
  • ½ oz cinnamon simple syrup
  • ½ oz half & half
Directions

Shake all but Coca-Cola with ice. Add Coca-Cola. Strain into a mason jar. Add a pinch of cinnamon to the top and/or a cinnamon stick.

If making syrup, heat 1 cup cane sugar and 1 cup water, and stir until clear. Turn heat on low and add two cinnamon sticks. Simmer 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit for an hour or so.

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