If the cold weather’s got you in need of a little liquid cheer, look no further. Here’s a multitude of libations featuring seasonal flavors like citrus and spice to get you through whatever winter throws your way. On the rocks, straight up or in a mug, these drinks are just the ticket to keep the heat when the temperature drops.
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Whether it’s the top of the mornin’ or not, stop by Area Four for an Irish Coffee with Barrington beans and Kilbegga Whiskey to get the blood flowing. Once you get a proper buzz on, you'll be able to face even the most blistering of winds.
Spirit Whisperer Will Isaza of Fairsted Kitchen is shaking things up this season with a cocktail guaranteed to make your taste buds step-ball-change. Foak Dance is a blend of oak-infused vodka, house-made ginger cordial, Lazzaroni Amaretto, egg white, fresh lemon juice and a sprig of rosemary.
For the nights when cold booze just won't cut it, head to Henrietta's for a Hot Buttered Rum. Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum melds with butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, hot water, nutmeg and clove for a drink that will ruddy your cheeks in a flash.
Forgo the freezing temps of Boston for warmer climes—in a glass, at least. The Loco bar team serves up the Chapo, a vodka-based cocktail with creamy RumChata, triple sec, salt and lime, garnished with tropical grilled papaya.
Set sail on a wintry cocktail at The Merchant. The Mayflower matches Four Roses bourbon with cold-weather citrus lemon and grapefruit and the herbal touch of lavender for a whole new world of cold-weather drinking.
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Moonshine 152 puts some brightness in the dark days of winter with daily-changing cocktails. Past offerings have included rum-spiked caramel apple cider, homemade eggnog, mulled wine and boozy coffee concoctions. Step in from the cold to see what the team has in store.
Find comfort in the Fig Antica cocktail at Mooo this winter. The fig-infused vodka and Carpano Antica sweet vermouth make for a warming evening cocktail before you strap on your skates for a spin around the Boston Common rink.
The Precinct bar team has whipped up a classic cocktail of frothy goodness to add some cheer to cold New England nights. The Boston Flip is a mix of bourbon, Madiera, and a whole egg, served with a grated nutmeg garnish.
The bartenders at Tremont 647 have stirred up the standout Rox-berry Delight, with its blend of rosemary, berries and a hint of cardamom guaranteed to make your taste buds feel all warm and fuzzy. Or maybe that’s just the vodka at work.