With hints of chocolate and spices before a creamy aftertaste, it is the perfect winter warming drink.
There is simply nothing better than enjoying some warming alcoholic drinks during the cold and dark time of the year.
So DESIblitz brings you 5 of the best alcoholic drinks to keep you glowing through winter.
Ranging from wine, whiskey, brandy and liqueur, which will you be choosing to sip on over winter?
DESIblitz explains everything you need to know about these tasty alcoholic drinks, including prices and how to enjoy them best.
If you’d rather enjoy some alcohol-free cocktails during the festive season, though, follow the link to see our delicious recommendations.
But if not, then sit back and check out these 5 amazing alcoholic drinks to keep you warm and glowing.
Baileys Irish Liqueur
Baileys is an Irish whiskey and cream-based liqueur with an alcohol content of 17%.
However, with it being cream-based, you must be careful with how you enjoy this winter favourite.
The traditional way to enjoy a Baileys is over ice. But DESIblitz suggests considering the special Pumpkin Spice Punch edition which is particularly warming.
Or you could check out these 10 Adult Hot Drink Recipes to see a special way of preparing a Baileys Hot Chocolate.
With so many ways to enjoy this delightful liqueur, it is certainly worth trying out.
Mulled Wine is another alcoholic choice which is a massive winter favourite. The beverage is made with red wine and various spices.
There is undoubtedly only one way to appreciate Mulled Wine, and that is by drinking it hot or warm. And if you want to further complement your drink, add a couple of slices of orange to it.
Mulled Wine also pairs well with snacks such as cheese and crackers and nut roast.
You can find all sorts of brands, so it is best to shop around. But here is a simple Mulled Wine option for you to consider.
Or you could look into buying your own Mulled Wine making set where you can add your own ginger, cinnamon, and other spices as you please.
If you want to find out more about other festive wines to enjoy during the holidays, follow our link.
Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
Jack Daniel’s is a brand of Tennessee whiskey which is the top-selling American whiskey in the world.
The worldwide favourite is traditionally enjoyed best with coca cola. But for our Top 5 Alcoholic Drinks, DESIblitz recommends looking into special Jack Daniel’s labels.
Black Label, the original Jack Daniel’s, has a 40% alcohol content. But for an extra warming kick from a spicy flavouring, consider the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, which is 45%. About the two, Manj says:
“An original Jack Daniel’s with coke [coca cola] and ice is perfect for an indoor party or a summer drink. But if you want something more enjoyable and warming to sip slowly on, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is what you need.”
Or you could also consider Winter Jack, a seasonal drink made from spices and apple cider liqueur. The punch, which is best served warm, has a much lower alcohol content of 15%.
Glenfiddich is a single malt Scotch whiskey from Scotland, UK, which is the best-selling single malt in the world.
DESIblitz especially recommends trying Glenfiddich 21-year-old Scotch whiskey. There is a luxurious dry and spicy finish to this bottle from the core range.
But for a cheaper alternative, the Glenfiddich 15-year-old also represents a good option for a warming winter drink.
Glenfiddich can be enjoyed neat, with a little water, or on the rocks. Experiment, and see which taste you prefer! The drink, though, will undoubtedly taste best when you are enjoying it after your meal.
Remy Martin Cognac
Similarly, you should enjoy Remy Martin cognac after your meal for maximum taste and enjoyment.
Cognac is a variety of whiskey which comes from the name of a town in France. And Remy Martin is one of the biggest cognac producers in the world.
DESIblitz recommends considering the Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal to warm you on the winter nights. The drink can be best enjoyed neat, on ice, or in a cocktail.
With baked spices, hints of chocolate, and a creamy aftertaste, Remy Martin is the last of our 5 alcoholic drinks to keep you warm.
Regardless of which one of these alcoholic drinks you choose, each of them will undoubtedly leave you feeling warm and cosy.
But be sure to always drink responsibly. Nobody wants a hangover during a cold winter.