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published time By Liveinstyle published time 12 Jan, 2015 Share image 0 Shares

Cool breeze, dimmed sunlight, and dense fog; these signs are enough to assure you that winter has arrived. Winter in India is chilling cold and can inhibit your active spirit with its icy presence. Sipping a cup of coffee to fight cold is common in winters. However, coffee is rarely served at parties and will never get a winter party started. To overcome this trepidation, we have come up with some of the best cocktails that will keep you warm and cozy.


Hot Toddy


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The bartenders from Old Waldorf Astoria?s era have invented a warm and toasty drink for the chilling winter. This delicious and summoning drink is none other than the Hot Toddy. A hot toddy is a classic cocktail made by blending Black Dog, sugar, water and spices. It sweet and spicy flavors will surely urge you to forget the biting winter and help your mind relax and unwind. This amazing concoction will entice your taste buds with its bittersweet, sour and tea-like flavors.

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To enjoy the real taste of Manhattan, you need rye whiskey. The ingredients include 2 ounces rye whiskey, 1 ounce of Italian vermouth and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. All you need to do is put ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour the whiskey, vermouth and bitters in the shaker. Take a cocktail glass and rub the orange peel around the rim and simply strain the drink inside the glass. There, one of the classiest and tastiest drinks is ready to go straight down your throat.


Chancellor Cocktail

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The origin of the drink is still a mystery, but it won?t be a big surprise if it was concocted in one of the rustic Scottish colleges, as the drink has the word ?Chancellor.? The ingredients of the drink include two ounces of Black Dog, 1 ounce of ruby port, half ounce French Vermouth, and 2 dashes of orange bitters. Put all the ingredients into a shaker with cracked ice and strain it into chilled cocktail glass. If everything goes perfectly you would pour yourself a blissful drink which would be luminous garnet red in color.


Christmas Rum Punch

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Christmas Rum Punch is a drink designed keeping in mind the celebrative mood and the winter.The ingredients of this splendid cocktail includes 6 oranges, cloves, 1 bottle rum, half cup superfine sugar and half gallon sweet apple cider. Prepare the cocktail by studding oranges with clove and bake them until they soften. Add rum and sugar once you place the ingredients in a punch bowl. Next step is to add fire to the rum (preferably Jamaican rum) and in few minutes start adding cider as you extinguish the flames. Keep the mixture hot as you stir in cinnamon and nutmeg. Check out this detailed video: