When we think “winter drinks” we think hot chocolate, or a sweet cup of strong coffee; however, there are so may others to choose from! With this NYC roundup of our favorite cozy cocktails, teas and bar mixtures, we plan on keeping our tastebuds happy and our bodies warm even through the toughest of snow storms. Check out our haute Winter spots and drink up under a knitted blanket this weekend.
1 Gunfire on Orchard at Wassail
The veggie specialists on Orchard Street offer the drink of the season, Jade Sotack's craft cocktail, the Gunfire. A Norse mulled cider with a boost of Madeira, the spiced drink fuses the tastes of Portuguese wine with classic sweet cider, bourbon, pear brandy and a dash of Angostura Topped with a clove-studded citrus peel, this Fall/Winter drink is magic in a cup.
162 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
2 Funky Fruit at Evelyn Drinkery
This spicy drink with St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur, cinnamon syrup and hard apple cider is a winter dream. With chamomile-infused dry gin this drink has a rich tea flavor but with an elaborate fruity twist.
171 ave C, New York, NY 10009
3 Caramel Apple Cider at Hudson Hotel Rooftop
The Hudson Hotel's stunning rooftop in the winter becomes a cozy ski lodge perfect for a cold night drink. Decorated in vintage-inspired sheepskin throws and taxidermy animals, the cabin-style spot serves an array of warm cocktails including our favorite, the caramel apple cider. Made with Herradura Reposado tequila, Berentzen's apple liqueur, cinnamon, clove, and caramel, this sweet treat will make you forget all about the snow and leave you feeling cozier than ever.
356 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
4 Warm Tzimmes Punch at Timna
Created by Timna Beverage Director/GM/Partner Amir Nathan, the Tzimmes Punch, a sweet carrot infused drink was inspired by the original Tzimmes, an Ashkenazic Rosh Hashanah stew traditionally made with root vegetables and dried fruits. This spiced – and spiked – mixture, although traditional in its essence, is infused with modern flavors such as cardamom and a haute blend of Ironstone Vineyards merlot and a 10-year-aged port wine. Like nothing we have ever experienced, this warm drink is a must.
109 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009
5 Ceylon Orange Pekoe Tea at Cha-An
This Japanese Tea House offers a strong caffeinated blend which is sure to wake you up and keep you warm all winter long. A tasty golden drink, the Orange Pekoe (deceivingly) does not contain orange, it is simply a term used to grade the size and quality of dried black tea leaves. “Ceylon” is the previous name of the country from where it is grown, now called Sri Lanka. Selected from the highest altitudes of Dimbula, this crisp and refreshing tea is a fine mix of cultures and Sri Lankan perfection.
230 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003