Oh the weather outside is frightful, but these drinks are so delightful. Winter cocktails are officially on the menu in and around Boston, from mulled wine to Irish coffee and boozy hot chocolate to the classic hot toddy. See what your favorite spots (and bartenders) are serving up to keep you warm during the cold.
Cultivar: Irish Coffee
Topped with a Stout whipped cream and sprinkled with mole spices, the Irish Coffee from Cultivar is rich and robust. It’s the perfect afternoon or evening pick-me-up.
Eataly: Vin Brulé
Head over to Eataly where they’re warming up their wine for the winter. Order a Vin Brulé to enjoy the spices and flavors of the season — it’ll make you forget about all the snow on the ground.
Fin Point: Hot Toddy
Break out your parka and snow boots again because it’s Toddy Time Downtown. Drop by Fin Point Oyster Bar & Grill where they’re spicing up the traditional Hot Toddy for your winter enjoyment — ’cause there’s nothing like boozing up your hot water while you’re sheltering from the storm(s).
Grafton Street Pub & Grill: Irish Coffee
Leave it to the folks at Grafton Street to revive this classic Hibernian beverage for the cold dark days of winter in New England. They top theirs with made-to-order whipped cream, which makes it well worth the trip to Harvard Square.
Masa: Swiss Mistress
Nothing says winter warmer like a little Maker’s Mark, so meander on down to Masa where they’re serving it up in a cocktail with orange liquor and hot chocolate. This Swiss Mistress is topped with their house-made amaretto whipped cream.
No. 9 Park: Tom & Jerry
Eggnog days are far from over this season on Beacon Hill. The bartenders of No. 9 Park are shaking up Tom & Jerrys all night long this winter. The cognac-based eggnog beverage will have you wanting to leave your house for a taste of it.
Oak Long Bar + Kitchen: Cabin Fever
Made with a house-made hot-buttered rum batter using Privateer True American Amber (a locally produced rum from Ipswich), Oak Long Bar + Kitchen’s Cabin Fever cocktail has hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Simply put, it’s warm and delicious.
Post 390: Sass in a Glass
Cold weather brings out the sass in everyone, including the drinks served up at Post 390, apparently. Stop by on a cold day and sip on a Sass in a Glass, a sassafras-infused sweet birch tea. (Attitude not included).
Precinct Kitchen + Bar: Red Wedding
TAMO Bistro & Bar: Trio of Toddies
Why settle for one when you can get THREE. That’s right. TAMO Bistro & Bar is pouring a Trio of Toddies to warm you up this season. Whether it’s sweet, spicy, or traditional you’re craving, there’s one to satisfy any craving.
Temazcal Tequila Cantina: Mexican Coffee
If it’s the perfect after dinner drink you’re looking for then you’ll want to head into Temazcal Tequila Cantina for their Mexican Coffee, a deliciously brewed cup of joe appropriately topped off with Patron X/O Cafe. It’ll warm you up in more ways than one.
Temple Bar: Boozy Hot Chocolate
The colder the weather, the warmer the drinks. At least that’s what the folks at Temple Bar believe. Their Boozy Hot Chocolate will take the chill out of you in no time with a tasty combination of dark rum, rooibos syrup, and mole bitters.
The Quarry: Spiced Orchard Toddy
The Quarry’s take on the toddy bridges fall and winter, incorporating a house-made apple ginger shrub, Pierre Ferrand VSOP and lemon for a cozy, fireside-appropriate beverage to be enjoyed until spring arrives.