Mix Your Menu: Cozy Winter Cocktails (3 New Recipes)

Nov. 8, 2019

Mix Your Menu Cozy Winter Cocktails


illustrations by Ethan Colchamiro 

In this edition of “Mix Your Menu,” our ongoing series where we serve up fresh spins on classic cocktails, we focus on the cozy cocktails that consumers will be seeking during the winter months.

As the sun sets earlier in the day and temperatures drop throughout the country, you’ll find you need to adjust not just your clocks and thermostat, but your menu as well.

Our Breakthru Florida Beverage Development Specialist Alex Alfonso has developed three recipes — two warm and cozy concoctions and one winter twist on a classic mainstay — that will delight your customers until the leaves turn green again.  


Hot Night Manhattan

2 oz. rye whiskey
.5 oz. dark cherry syrup
2 dashes aromatic bitters
2 oz. hot water

Glass: Irish coffee glass
Method: Combine, stir and serve in warmed glass
Garnish: Dark cherry


Spiced Hot Toddy 

2 oz. bourbon
.5 oz. maple syrup
.25 oz. lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
.25 oz. chile liqueur
2 oz. hot water

Glass: Irish coffee glass
Method: Combine in heated glass
Garnish: Cinnamon and lemon wheel


Pumpkin Old Fashioned 


2 oz. bourbon
.5 oz. pumpkin pie syrup
2 dashes chocolate bitters

Glass: Double rocks
Method: Combine, stir and serve over ice
Garnish: Candy corn

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