Posted by Nicole on February 25, 2014
you're living in the parts of America and Canada that are getting hit
with the dreaded “Polar Vortex” phenomena, you already know that
it can put a serious hurting on your ability to go out and enjoy your
evenings. Whether you're someone who only goes for the “once a
month” visit to see friends, or you enjoy a drink after a hard day
at work, some of your personal favorite drinks may not be as
enjoyable as they could be due to the cold weather.
there are a few cocktails which you can enjoy during these cold and
dark months that may bring a little brightness back into your day.
Below, you'll find a short list of cocktail and drink ideas that are
not only great for fighting the cold weather, but also for helping to
soften the damage that alcohol can do to your system. As usual, you
should only drink in moderation and in a safe environment with
List, in No Particular Order:
classic drink with a new twist. The traditional mojito involves rum
and mint, which proves to be a refreshing combination for the hotter
months of the year. During the cold season, however, you can combine
your favorite drink with a mug of black tea. Just make the tea as
normally suggested, but with some fresh mint leaves thrown in. A
little sugar, and then a shot of rum and the juice of a lime, and
you'll have a heated version of the bar standard. The mint not only
helps to stave off nausea and headaches, but it also can soothe away
classic, but this one's built from the ground up for cold weather. A
Hot Toddy is a shot of bourbon, a tablespoon of honey, and lemon
juice to taste. Boiling water is added in to help dissolve the
honey, and to combine all of the flavors nicely. The honey in this
“hot shot” can help to soothe a sore throat as well, and honey
has natural antibacterial properties which make it a great
ingredient during the months when you're trapped in a sealed system
like a home with no open windows.
a cup of coffee, and add a shot of whiskey, a little sugar, and skim
milk. Irish coffee remains one of the simpler mixed drinks to make,
and one of the “great ones” for a winter menu. Coffee offers
increased focus and concentration.
simple mix; black tea with bitters and a shot of pomegranate juice.
Pomegranate offers cardiovascular support, as does black tea
itself. Simple and low in alcohol content, it may help you to relax
after a day of shoveling your driveway.
are just some of the hot drinks that you can enjoy, and which offer
some added benefits thanks to their ingredient list. Experiment with
your favorite cocktails yourself, and you may find new ways to stay
warm through these dark, chilly days.