Although the holidays have passed, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy seasonal flavors. Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits on Manhattan’s Upper West Side offers a wide selection of products to help you craft delicious, memorable cocktails. This liquor store carries wine and spirits from all over the world, so you can mix drinks for every occasion. Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing night in or entertaining during the weekend, try one of their favorite beverages.
5 Winter Cocktails to Warm Up the Season
1. Winter Spice Old Fashioned
This classic cocktail deserves a cozy winter makeover. The recipe calls for two ounces of bourbon, two shots each of orange and aromatic bitters, and half an ounce of spiced simple syrup made with equal parts syrup and cinnamon, clove, cardamom, and nutmeg. Combine the ingredients, stir, and pour over ice. Garnish the cocktail with a cinnamon stick for extra flavor.
2. Cocoa Buie
Hot cocoa is an iconic winter drink, and a trip to the liquor store can make it more interesting. Shake up this classic by combining hot cocoa mix with hot milk, ground cinnamon, kosher salt, and two ounces of Drambuie®. Top with marshmallows for a sweet finishing touch.
3. After Eight
This classic cocktail is often served after dinner to end the night on a sweet note. To make the new After Eight, combine half an ounce of Branca Menta with an ounce-and-a-half of Jamaican rum. Mix in three-quarters of an ounce each of honey and heavy cream. Shake and stir with ice, and add a sprig of mint and a dash of nutmeg to give it a festive look.
4. The Resolution
If your New Year’s resolution is to simplify life, then this is the cocktail for you. Blend half an ounce each of simple syrup and lemon juice with two ounces of gin and a sprig of rosemary. Shake and double strain and garnish with fragrant rosemary.
5. Cold Turkey
Make the season bright and colorful with this delicious drink. Mix one ounce each of blood orange vodka and red vermouth with an ounce each of cranberry juice and orange juice, plus half an ounce of cranberry Douglas fir syrup and four ounces of chai tea. Combine and steam with an espresso wand to create this cozy winter favorite.
Cold winter nights are perfect for staying in and sampling new wine and spirits to discover your favorite flavors. The knowledgeable staff at Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits will help you find the right products and inspire you to get creative with cocktails. Visit the liquor store online or call (212) 222-8218 to learn more about their extensive selection and upcoming wine tastings.