Get your sweater and alcohol blanket ready for NYC’s best cozy cocktails to keep you feeling warm and fuzzy all season long.
It’s that time of year where we all could use a little pick me up…so why not make it a little more fun? Rally up some drinking buddies and discover 10 of NYC’s coziest hot cocktails you’ve got to try this chilly season.
1. Mulled Wine – French Roast NYC, UWS
Taste the comforting flavors of cinnamon and star anise with this UWS café’s mulled wine!
Where: 2340 Broadway
2. Prohibition Scotch Toddy – Holiday Cocktail Lounge, East Village
The nearly 100-year old bar is back and bringing you some of the tastiest cocktails ever. Try their Prohibition Scotch Toddy, steaming hot and made with scotch, lemon, honey, cinnamon, and allspice.
Where: 75 St Marks Pl
3. Hot Apple Cider – Lily’s Cocktail and Wine, UWS
We know the time to visit apple orchards are well behind us but who can ever get enough cider…especially when it’s spiked?! Order this delightful drink that is a step up from your regular, boring hot cider because this one has Applejack whiskey! Sounds apple-solutely delicious!
Where: 50 W 72nd St
4. Turmeric Hot Toddy – Hunky Dory, Crown Heights
This is healthy right? I mean it has tumeric in it, never mind the amontillado sherry, lemon, and alcohol of your choosing…
Where: 747 Franklin Ave
5. Crowe’s Nest – The Wren, Bowery
Take your taste buds on a journey with The Wren’s seasonal, hot cocktail called Crowe’s Nest made with mezcal, licor 43, apple cider, spiced pear liqueur, honey & ginger beer. They also offer spiked cider!
Where: 344 Bowery
6. Hazelnut Hot Cocoa – Amsterdam Ale House, UWS
Everyone loves hot chocolate, but it’s simply so much better with a little splash of liqueur. This one is hazelnut hot cocoa with some added Frangelico!
Where: 340 Amsterdam Ave
7. Captain Cook’s Toddy – Sugar Monk, Harlem
Besides its beautiful presentation, defrost with this piping hot, hot toddy consisting of Michter’s Bourbon, Sugar Monk’s Palatine Amaro, Saint Elizabeth Allspice Dram, eucalyptus, and lemon.
Where: 2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd
8. The Beas Teas – Sierra Rooftop, Flatiron
Become a mixologist for the night at Eataly’s rooftop where you can create your own cozy cocktail! Choose between a base of earl grey or chamomile tea and decide on which flavored honey and spirit you want to add to it. Each customer creation even comes topped with a seasonal garnish!
Where: 200 5th Ave
9. Hot Buttered Rum – The Rooftop at Pier 17, Seaport District
While you relax in your very own private, mini, winter cabin, stay warm with a Hot Buttered Rum in hand, specially made from one of NYC’s oldest bars, Dante. Your warm winter cocktail will be served in Yeti drinkware and made of Spiced Butter Santa Teresa, All Spice Dram, Amontillado Sherry, raspberry syrup, rooibos tea, grated star anise.
Where: 89 South St
10. Irish Coffee – Molly’s Pub
Warm up just as the Irish know how to do with this cup of coffee…and a little more. Featuring Irish whiskey and a rich coffee blend, this cocktail is a seasonal staple!
Where: 287 3rd Ave
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