New and improved hot cocktails for the winter

New and improved hot cocktails for the winter

As winter brings colder temperatures and darker skies, there is nothing like warming up with a well-made cocktail, such as the ever-ubiquitous hot toddy, though some simply prefer to add their favorite drink to a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa and call it a night. . But when it comes to hot cocktails, there is a whole other world out there, one filled with twists on soothing classics, plus new creations that will definitely change the way you think about hot cocktails.

Mansion Global Experience Luxury consulted with mixologists from some of the world’s best bars and cocktail lounges to learn how to make their favorite hot cocktails that are perfect for winter twists.

The winter geese

By Adare Manor, an enchanting 19th-century castle hotel set in the lush greenery of County Limerick, Ireland, will keep guests cozy while sipping this hot, decadent cocktail. “The Winter Geese bring together the history of the wine geese of Ireland and the modern combination of Irish whiskey, decadent cognac and a beautiful dry Irish cider in a delicious mulled wine cider that suits the manor,” says the resort mixologist. Ariel Sanecki.

0.75 ounces Cognac

0.75 ounces Irish whiskey

0.67 ounces maple syrup

6 ounces pear cider

1 cinnamon stick

2 podsstar anise

1 vanilla bean

1 bulb disc

Put the ingredients in a saucepan. Heat on low heat for about three minutes until hot. Pour into a cup of your choice and garnish with a pear slice. Makes a serving.

Apple Cider Margarita

On The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection,
one of Dublin’s most prestigious and historic luxury hotels, bar and lounge manager Sean McGoldrick has created a unique cocktail by merging a few well-known favorites. “By combining an Irish classic winter warmer with warm apple cider, we put a bespoke twist on a popular cocktail,” says McGoldrick.

1 ounce silver tequila

3.5 ounces cloudy apple juice

1 ounce Orange juice

0.5 ounces lemon juice

1 ounce agave syrup

Apple slices

Put the ingredients in a steaming jug (similar to the one you froth milk with) and then steam until hot. Serve in a latte glass. Garnish with apple slices. Makes one cocktail.

Bourbon with spice butter

Rosewood

By Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek—one of the quietest addresses in all of Dallas – guests wrap up in The Mansion Bar to sit and relax while enjoying a warm bourbon creation taken from the leading bartender Mickey McMillens memories from home and family. “This drink was inspired by a longing for family around the holidays while I was posted in the Navy,” McMillen says. “It is reminiscent of my grandmother’s house, her baked goods and the warmth of her hugs; and the bourbon represents my grandfather, who discreetly wanted a glass in his office and who was usually caught by my grandmother. ”

1.5 tbsp pumpkin mixture

(look downstairs)

2 ounces
bourbon

6 ounces hot water

1 cinnamon stick

Whipped cream

Combine pumpkin mixture, bourbon and hot water in a glass mug with Irish coffee. Stir gently, and top with whipped cream to taste. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Makes one cocktail.

Recipe for pumpkin mix

(enough for more cocktails):

4 ounces butter

4 ounces brown sugar

2 tbsp maple syrup

0.5 tsp cinnamon

1.25 tbsp pumpkin dry spices

4 ounces water

Melt the ingredients in a saucepan and sift double into a container.

ODB (Old Duck Blind)

Malibu Beach Inn

Malibu Beach Inn’s The signature restaurant, CBC (Carbon Beach Club), offers a photogenic location along California’s Pacific coast where you can enjoy fine cocktails. Bar director Josh Curtis came up with this smooth concoction, which he recommends making in batches. “This old-fashioned recipe for early morning excursions is perfect for warming the soul while looking out over the ocean,” says Curtis.

16 ounces hot coffee

8 ounces bourbon

2 ounces Grade B maple syrup

1 pinch ground cinnamon

0.25 tsp Mexican vanilla

1 line orange-flower water

2 ounces heavy cream

1 tsp Kahlua

Mix all ingredients except cream and Kahlua in a large container. Heat 4 ounces of the mixture using a cappuccino machine (or similar device) and pour into a tempered glass coffee mug. Combine heavy cream and Kahlua separately in a shaker and shake without ice. Place the cream over the top of the mug, sprinkle with a pinch of sugar, and burn it (with a bar or culinary torch) lightly from the top so as not to break the glass. Make about six drinks.

Poe’en

St. Regis

That St. Regis Deer Valley delights serious skiers and Park City, Utah, scenarios with its prime location on slopes. Food and beverage manager Gabriela Diaz Torres is the brains behind this warming crowd pleaser. “When I was young, I lived in the mountains with my family. When the leaves turned into a living foliage, my mother made fragrant meals and hot drinks, ”explains Diaz Torres. “She loved using fresh pumpkin, turmeric and sage, which we grew in our garden. The best time to enjoy The Poe is in beautiful and comfortable surroundings on a cool afternoon or early evening.”

1.5 ounces
Hennessy VSOP

0.75 ounces lemon juice

1.5 ounces Pumpkin Sage Chai Tea (see right)

Fold an insulated glass with a mixture of pumpkin spice mixture, sugar and turmeric, and set aside.

Pour Hennessy and lemon juice into a cocktail glass. Stir gently and pour into the framed insulated glass. Top with hot tea. Garnish with a dehydrated orange slice and a sage sprig. Makes a serving.

Recipe for Chai Tea on Pumpkin Sage

8-ounce can pumpkin puree

3 slices dehydrated orange

4 ounces white sugar

2 twigs fresh sage

6 ounces ready-made chai tea

Put the first four ingredients in a saucepan and add the chai tea. As soon as the mixture boils, turn down the heat and simmer for five minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from the heat after five minutes and allow to cool.

This story appeared in Mansion Global Experience Luxury.

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