We had a burst of cool weather where I live in Florida last week and I have to tell you it was so refreshing to get bundled up just a little bit in the evenings and spend some time outside. This time of year is very mild for us, we still are in the 80s during the day so when our temps drop even a little bit, we get excited.
I know there’s some snow already on the ground in some parts of the country right now, I find that so hard to believe this early in the season. Before you know it, fireplaces will be lit every night (if they aren’t already) and you will be trying to warm up in the evenings. Though I love a good glass of red wine on those kind of nights, sometimes you need a nice warm beverage…and one with a kick would make it all the better.
These 5 cool weather cocktails might just do the trick on those cold nights in front of the fireplace…
Bailey’s Irish Coffee 1 of 5A cold weather classic.
Make Bailey's and coffee at home with this recipe from allrecipes
Hot Apple Cider with Rum 2 of 5This spiced and spiked hot apple cider is perfect for a cool fall night.
Make Emeril's hot apple cider with rum from Food Network
Hot Buttered Rum 3 of 5This rich and creamy warm cocktail can count as dessert.
Make hot buttered rum with this recipe from Taste of Home
Hot Toddy 4 of 5This hot drink made with bourbon and sweetened with honey will definitely warm you up from the inside out.
Make a Knob Creek hot toddy with this recipe from Bourbon Blog
Mulled Wine 5 of 5You'll enjoy the aroma from this spiced drink as it cooks on your stovetop.
Make Barefoot Contessa's mulled wine from Food Network
Photo Credit: Bourbon Blog
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