Cold Weather Cocktails

The forecast for the next couple of weeks is frigid. If you don’t have to leave your apartment you probably shouldn’t. Lucky for a lot of us PPM buildings have a lot to offer and chances are you may not have to go out in the cold to go to the gym, do your dry cleaning, or print something because a lot of PPM residents can do this from the comfort of their own apartment building.
With weather like this I find any excuse not to leave. And on those nights that you want to go out and have a good time but really don’t want to wear your Northface Polar Vortex Parka to the bar, here are some great cold weather cocktails you can make on your own.
So invite a few friends over and enjoy!

Coffee & Kahlua

Add the two in whatever proportion you’d like. Probably good to keep Kahlua on hand to add to a hot cup of coffee on those freezing nights.

Irish Coffee

Coffee, Irish whiskey, and whipped cream. It would be totally inappropriate to drink one of these before work, right?

Hot Cider

Add cider and some cinnamon to a sauce pan on the stove, once heated pour into a coffee mug and add rum. Simple and delicious.

Spiked Hot Chocolate

Click on how to make it.

Mulled Wine

The drink for people who want to look put together for their friends, because mulled wine just sounds sophisticated. Enough for a group: combine 4 cups apple cider, 1 bottle of red wine, ¼ cup honey, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 orange zested and juiced, and heat together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then heat on low for 10 minutes. Then pour into mugs and if you’re feeling extra fancy, add orange peel for garnish.

Warm Apple Pie Cocktail

Heat a mug of apple cider, add 2oz of Tuaca Liqueur, top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Add vodka if you wish (why wouldn’t you?).

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Stir together in a large bowl or pitcher 1 bottle of champagne, 1 ½ cups pomegranate juice and ¼ cup orange flavored liqueur. This drink would taste just as good with sparkling wine (like Prosecco) if you’re not a fan of champagne. Serve over ice.

White Russian

Stir together vodka, coffee liqueur and heavy cream, pour over ice. A classic.

Ginger Sparkler

Boil together 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, ½ cup sugar, and ¼ cup water until syrupy (about 2 minutes). Strain out the ginger, then put 1 tablespoon of the syrup mixture into each 8oz glass of sparkling wine.
Speaking of the cold if you haven’t already make sure to check out our blog on the Best Places to Warm up in the City

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