As the temperature plummets and the bitter wind nips at your cheeks, one way to stay toasty is to warm up with a few hot cocktails; whether whipped up in the comfort of home or enjoyed at some of New York’s best bars.

Wintertime makes it a near necessity to indulge in delicious liquor-laden drinks, and to celebrate, here’s a variety of hot cocktail recipes using some of the finest spirits from some of the most acclaimed bartenders in New York City.

Selections below include cocktails from mixology masterminds Joaquín Simó of Pouring Ribbons, Cody Goldstein of NYLO Hotel’s holiday popup, A Midwinter Night’s Dream; and Ryan Te of adored East Village favorite, Oiji.

The Over the Top Irish Coffee

The Over the Top Irish Coffee

The OTT (Over The Top) Irish Coffee

Created by Joaquín Simó

Ingredients:

Glass: Stemmed Irish Coffee glass

Garnish: Lightly toasted Little Boo Boo Bakery Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey Marshmallow

Preparation: Muddle 3 cardamom pods in the bottom of a pre-heated Irish coffee mug. Whip together the zest from one orange with two tablespoons of white sugar, 6 dashes Regan’s No 6 Orange bitters until thickened, but still pourable. Float cream over the top of the drink by pouring gently over the back of a spoon.


Honey Buttered Rum

Honey Buttered Rum

Honey Buttered Rum

Created by Ryan Te of Oiji

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Aged Demerara Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Spiced Dark Honey Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Rhum Damosieu 110
  • 2 dash Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Bitters
  • 2 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Hot Water to Top

Glass: Copper mug

Garnish: Butter cube

Preparation: Stir. Top with hot water.


Lady Macbeth’s Secret Recipe

Lady Macbeth’s Secret Recipe

Photo Courtesy of Brendan Burke

Lady Macbeth’s Secret Recipe

Created by Cody Goldstein of LOCL at NYLO New York City

Ingredients:

Vessel: Snowman Mug

Garnish: Lemon Twist

Preparation: Fill mug with ingredients and top with hot water. Top with sparkling wine.