I love trying new recipes, and cocktails are no exception. I always make a new cocktail recipe each Christmas for my family. I've put together a list of eight winter cocktails that sound like they'd be a hit, and won't be too difficult or time consuming to make. Now it's time to figure out which of these I will make!

Winter Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold

Spiced Chai Latte with Infused Vodka

1 cup nut milk
5 ice cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
1 oz  Chai Tea Infused vodka

Blend and enjoy!

Christmas Lights Out

3 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 dollop maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
Top off with low fat milkMix with ice and enjoy!

Down Home Punch

8 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
2 oz orange-flavored cognac liqueur
8 oz pomegranate juice
4 oz lemonade
4 oz orange juice
8 oz cup soda
A dash or two of cinnamon
Frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries)

Combine ingredients and serve over ice in a bowl or pitcher.

Thai Basil Grapefruit Martini

Square One Organic Basil Vodka
Grapefruit juice
Simple syrup

Use your ReJigger to make this. Pour Square One Basil Organic Vodka into the large section, the grapefruit juice into the medium section and simple syrup into the small section. Shake, strain, and enjoy.

Winter Cocktails: Thai-Basil Grapefruit Martini With Square One Organic Vodka

Hot Tennessee Toddy

2 ounces Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
Spoonful of honey
Cinnamon stick
A good squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Boiling water

Pour Jack Daniel’s into a mug. Add a spoonful of honey, the cinnamon stick and lemon juice. Top with boiling water and stir. Sit down. Relax. Enjoy!

Winter Cocktails: Jack Daniel's Hot Toddy via USALoveList.com

Jack Daniel’s Warm Pear Nectar Sipper

4 ounces hot pear nectar
2 ounces Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Nutmeg and lemon slice

Combine the nectar, Jack Daniel’s and maple syrup in a mug. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a lemon slice.

Knob Creek® Old Fashioned Holiday

Recipe by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon

1 1/2 Parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
1/2 Part Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 Part Lemon
1 Part Wild Ale (like Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales®)
1 Egg White
Nutmeg for Garnish

Combine all ingredients in a bar tin without ice. Shake for 20 seconds. Add ice and shake for another 20 seconds. Double strain into chilled lowball glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Winter Cocktail Recipes via USALoveList.com - Knob Creek Old Fashoined Holiday

Basil Hayden’s® Spiced Christmas Punch (Serves 16)

Created by Joaquín Simó (New York, NY)

1 bottle Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
6 parts Sweet Vermouth
6 parts Black Tea
12 parts Fresh Apple Juice or Apple Cider
8 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
4 parts Demerara Simple Syrup
½ part Angostura® Bitters
24 parts Club Soda
6 Ice Blocks* (see recipe below)
1 Cinnamon Stick (for garnish)
12 Apple Slices (for garnish)
1 piece of Nutmeg (for garnish)

Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, sweet vermouth, black tea, apple juice, lemon juice, Demerara syrup and Angostura® Bitters in punch bowl and stir. Top with club soda. Carefully place the 6 pre-made ice blocks into the punch bowl and garnish with apple slices and freshly-grated cinnamon and nutmeg.

Ice Blocks* made with 24 parts water, 12 apple slices and 6 cinnamon sticks

Winter Cocktails - Bourbon Punch Recipe via USALoveList.com

Winter Cocktails via USALoveList.com

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