Finding cocktails that keep you warm shouldn’t be as challenging as a New England winter. Are you searching for the strongest adult apple cider? What about the best whiskey drink to warm your soul? Here are the 13 best winter cocktails in Boston.
Wassail and Le Marseillaise
Determined to heat things up in Boston, the Alcove has not just one but two hot and delicious cocktails on their beverage menu. Can’t let go of autumn? Try the Wassail; a combination of apple cider, cognac, orange, close, and Ferrand 1840. Prefer something chocolatey? The La Marseillaise blends house-made spiced cocoa with oat milk and Ricard Pastis de Marseille—a liquor so strong it was once banned in France.
City Tap House:
Have you ever wanted to create your own seasonal cocktail? Head to City Tap immediately and check out their Handwarmers! Choose your base (hot chocolate, hot apple cider, or hot coffee), add up to three liquors, then finish with as many toppings as you desire.
Charity Cocktail, Blizzard of ’78, From Mexico with Love
Looking to give back this December? Check out the Bowery’s charity cocktail: You Serious Clark? Blanco tequila, fall spiced syrup, pomegranate, citrus, and Fever-tree ginger beer join forces to create this seasonal specialty. A portion of all proceeds from this drink ($2, respectively) is donated to St. Mary’s Center.
Take a step back in time with the Blizzard of ’78 cocktail filled with Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, Ancho Reyes, hot cocoa, and topped with toasted marshmallows.
Manifest your next vacation while sipping on a combination of Reposado tequila, fall spiced syrup, lemon, pear, and finished with a Malbec float.
Lookout Rooftop at the Envoy Hotel:
Winter Paloma, Ott Chocolate, Pumpkin Coquito
Sip on a Winter Paloma infused with tequila, pomegranate, cranberry, and lime while you take in the incredible views.
Warm up with an Ott Chocolate cocktail made with Dobel tequila, chocolate almond milk, orange, and vanilla.
Or spend autumn in the Caribbean with a Pumpkin Coquito served with Havana rum, pumpkin, fall spices, coconut cream, and milk.
Patrons who wish to drink in one of the famous igloos are encouraged to reserve in advance.
Publico Street Bistro & Garden:
Sleigh Ride Spritz, Winter in Oaxaca, Santa’s Helper, French Press Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
Publico’s drink menu is chock-full of some of the best winter cocktails in Boston. The Sleigh Ride Spritz puts a very berry twist on a classic libation by adding cranberry and rosemary to Moinetto Prosecco and Aperol. Patrons can even treat themselves to a Winter in Oaxaca; a combination of Mezcal Union, passionfruit, cucumber, agave, and lime.
While rose-flavored vodka, grapefruit, and Prosecco rosé may not sound like a very wintery cocktail, Santa’s Helper might bump your name off the naughty list.
And finally, the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate French Press Cocktail. These incredible drinks are designed for sharing. Served in a French press, this delectable dessert drink combines Bailey’s salted caramel, hot chocolate, and marshmallows.