Winter Warmers: Cozy Cocktails to Beat the Chill
As the winter frost settles in, there’s nothing quite like the warmth of a well-crafted cocktail to take off the chill. Whether you’re snuggled up at home, enjoying a romantic date, or hosting a gathering with friends, these three delightful recipes featuring Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, Mark West Pinot Noir, and Milagro Tequila are sure to bring comfort and joy to your winter nights.
For the Spirits Enthusiast: Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
Aged 6-7 years and boasting 90 proof, this premium bourbon is a go-to for those who appreciate a well-crafted spirit.
COZY COCKTAIL: FIRESIDE ELIXER
2 oz Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
1/2 oz honey
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Dash of aromatic bitters
- Combine bourbon, honey, and fresh lemon juice in a heat-resistant glass.
- Top with hot water and stir until honey is dissolved.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.
For the Wine Lover: Mark West Pinot Noir
America’s #1 Pinot Noir under $15*, this medium-bodied wine with soft tannins is an excellent choice for winter evenings. Its versatility pairs beautifully with grilled salmon or pork tenderloin.
Cozy Cocktail: Scarlet Embrace
6 oz Mark West Pinot Noir
1 oz orange liqueur
1/2 oz maple syrup
Orange peel for garnish
- Combine Mark West Pinot Noir, orange liqueur, and maple syrup in a heat-resistant pot.
- Warm gently without boiling.
- Ladle into mugs and garnish with an orange peel.
For the Tequila Aficionado: Milagro Tequila
Made from 100% blue agave, Milagro Tequila is celebrated for its bright, fresh agave flavor and exceptional smoothness. Pour yourself a taste of sunshine and let the love reign this winter.
Cozy Cocktail: Citrus Serenity
2 oz Milagro Tequila
3/4 oz agave syrup
1 oz fresh lime juice
Grapefruit slice for garnish
- Combine Milagro Tequila, agave syrup, and fresh lime juice in a heat-resistant glass.
- Top with hot water and stir.
- Garnish with a grapefruit slice.