Warm up with our favourite Winter Warmers

It is well and truly cold. Again. It comes around each and every year and each and every year we still aren’t ready for it! However, we are getting into gear and where better to start than with a little winter warmer pick me up! We have searched far and wide and picked three of our  favourite winter warmer cocktails, along with the recipes and all the tools you will need to make them!

Matt Taylor-Gross

Hot & Heavy Grog

Now hear us out here, but we think this winter warmer in particular is great for the following day, particularly if you are feeling a little groggy! This is a simple but powerful hot toddy, here is what you need to make it happen:

  • 25ml overproof rum
  • 12.5ml honey syrup
  • 6ml fresh lime juice
  • Lemon peel, to garnish

This winter warmer cocktail is served in a a warmed toddy glass (as seen above). Using your bar spoon stir the rum with the honey syrup, lime juice and 80ml of boiling water. Alternatively use a standard tin on tin cocktail shaker, just be sure to stir instead of shake! Grab your zester or canale cutter and remove a small part of lemon zest from the outside of a lemon. Twist and add to the side of the warmed toddy glass as garnish.


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Kuhano Vino

Over here in the UK we are quite used to our mulled wine, this isn’t much different and is served in Central Europe during the winter. A richly spiced punch, try a merlot or a syrah to get the best flavour.


  • 10 whole cloves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 4 star anise, plus more for garnish
  • 960ml red wine
  • 14 cup honey
  • 12 tsp. grated nutmeg
  • Peel of 2 oranges
  • Orange slices, for garnish


Heat the cloves, peppercorns and star anise in a saucepan over a medium heat until toasted (1-2 minutes). Pour in the red wine using a wine measure, add the honey, using your grater add the nutmeg, orange peels, and 480ml of water. Bring it all to the boil, reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 10 minutes. Serve in a copper mug and garnish with orange slices and star anise.

Laura Sant

Calvados Hot Toddy

A beautiful and very appetising looking hot toddy, The Calvados combines French apple brandy, with hot cider for a variation on a toddy that is perfect for that Autumn to Winter transition.


14 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon, plus more for garnish
150ml apple cider, plus more for rimming glass
37.5ml fine calvados
100ml whipping cream
1 stick cinnamon, for garnish


Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in your rimmer and add apple cider in the wet section of the rimmer to about 1/4 inch depth. Dip the rime of the glass in the apple cider and then in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Whip the cream and add 12.5ml of Calvados using your bar spoon until the the cream peak forms. Stick it in the fridge and wait for it to firm up and be ready to use. Heat 150ml of apple cider in a saucepan and add remaining 25ml of Calvados. Pour into a glass and top with the whipped cream from the fridge. Garnish with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks.

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