9 Winter Cocktails You Can Make at Home

Winter chill is in the air and the snowflakes are flying. Are you ready for winter? Thankfully, we are here to keep you warm during those cold winter months with delicious cocktails…and, think beyond just warm drinks. Billie Keithley combined seasonal ingredients, home-made syrups and shrubs with our award-winning spirits. Stay warm with these easy-to-make winter cocktails.

BLOOD ORANGE HARD SODA

Blood Orange Hard Soda
1-1/2oz Breckenridge Vodka
1-1/2oz blood orange shrub*
Top with soda
Garnish: blood orange

*Make the shrub: over medium heat, add 1 cup of blood orange juice, 1 cup sugar and 2 oz of cider vinegar. Stir until dissolved.  Remove from heat. Let rest for 2 hours.

BOURBON & BOLD

1/2oz  cherry brandy
1/2oz Falernum
1/2oz fresh lime juice
2 dash cherry vanilla bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice & serve up.
Garnish: brandied cherries

OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS

Of all the Gin Joints
2oz Breckenridge Gin
1oz apple & sage simple syrup*
3/4oz fresh lime juice
Shake all ingredients with ice. Serve up.
Garnish: mixed basil

*Make the simple syrup: over medium heat, combine 1 cup of apple juice, 1 cup sugar and stir until dissolved. Add 12 basil leaves and let rest  for 2 hours.

WINTER IS COMING

1oz Breckenridge Spiced Rum
1/2oz Breckenridge Espresso Vodka
1oz almond milk
1oz whole milk or heavy cream
1/4oz macadamia nut liqueur
1 egg white
2 bar spoons of powdered sugar
Shake all ingredients with ice.
Garnish: grated nutmeg and cinnamon

SIERRA VISTA MULE

Sierra Vista Mule
1-1/2oz Breckenridge Pear Vodka
1oz cranberry juice
1/2oz Colorado honey simple syrup*
1/4oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes cranberry bitters
Top with ginger beer
Garnish: lime and cranberries

*Make the honey simple syrup: over medium heat, add 1 cup water, 1/2 cup honey & 1/2 cup sugar. Stir until dissolved.

BRECK APRES CIDER

1-1/2oz Breckenridge Spiced Whiskey
1/4oz cider vinegar
1/4oz honey
1/4oz lemon juice
Fill with hot cider and stir
Top with whipped cream & apple chip

FIGGY TODDY

Figgy Toddy
1-1/2oz Breckenridge Spiced Rum
1/2oz Colorado honey
3/4oz fresh lemon juice
2 bar spoons fig preserves
Top with hot water
Stir all ingredients
Garnish: lemon zest

 

TIKI ANYTIME

Tiki Anytime
1-1/2oz Breckenridge Spiced Whiskey
2oz almond milk
1oz cream of coconut
1oz orgeat*
3/4oz butterscotch liqueur
Shake all ingredients with ice
Garnish: fresh nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla bean sugar.

*Make your own orgeat: take 2-1/4 cups raw almonds and grind them slightly. Toast in the oven about 10 min on a low heat. Over medium heat, disolve 3 cups sugar with 3 cups water. Add in almonds, stir, cover, and let rest for minimum 5 hours. You can add orange flower water, and brandy if you like. Strain with cheese cloth.

JUNIPER NUT TART

1-1/2oz Breckenridge Gin
1oz tart cherry juice
1oz grapefruit juice
1/4oz Orgeat
1/2oz lemon juice
1/2oz lime juice
Garnish: mint sprig, lime and a couple of Luxardo Cherries

Looking for more cocktail inspiration? Check out our Thanksgiving cocktail and dish pairings, Christmas cocktails and summer cocktails. Cheers.

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