The Snow Report
Ditch the ice cubes and stir up a hot adult beverage instead. Try an Irish coffee—coffee with Irish whiskey, a dash of brown sugar, and a topping of cream, fresh or whipped. Or get medicinal with a hot toddy: whiskey, boiling water, and various combinations of honey, lemon juice, cloves, or cinnamon. Hot buttered rum is another classic, made by mixing butter, brown sugar, and spices (usually cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg) in a mug, and adding dark rum and boiling water. Mulled wine isn’t a cocktail, but it is delicious—and it’ll warm your soul. Finally, I like to keep it simple and festive by spiking my hot apple cider with a little spiced rum.