Warm cocktails you can make at home for the holidays

Why go out when you can stay warm inside and make yourself a hot cocktail? You know, for extra warmth.

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(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Why go out when you can stay warm inside and make yourself a hot cocktail? You know, for extra warmth.

Here are four recipes with varying levels of difficulty that you can make at home.

And, like I always say, don’t drive. Have the ingredients brought right to your door.

Milk & Honey chef Michael Shiell‘s apple cinnamon hot toddy.

What you need:

  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 1 ounce Dolin sweet vermouth
  • .5 ounce Campari
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1 slice red apple
  • Hot water
A honey bourbon hot toddy.

What you need:

  • 4 ounces hot water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1.5 ounces bourbon
  • Lemon peel
  • Cinnamon stick
A spicy, spiked hot chocolate.

What you need:

  • Hot cocoa (powdered mix will work)
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • Cayenne
  • 2 marshmellows
  • Candy cane
A fancy Irish coffee.

What you need:

  • 1 cup coffee
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey

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