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Sipping Globally: Around The World In 8 Warming Winter Cocktails

Winter cocktail

One of the nicest things about winter's arrival is definitely hot cocktails, which are available whenever the temperature is expected to drop. Even if you're not particularly fond of the cold, traditional beverages such as caribou, canelazo, and others will keep you warm in well-known chilly locations across the globe. 

Not moving at all? We're not either, but these sweltering winter cocktails will take you there nonetheless. An overstuffed armchair and a throw blanket are also suggested.

Continue reading to learn a bit of history on the best winter cocktails in the world and where you can enjoy them.

1. Chacha, Georgia

Even though it is utilized generically to refer to any homemade spirit, chacha is the Georgian word for both grape pomace and pomace brandy, the byproduct of that pomace's distillation. If you go to a village in Georgia, almost every family produces it, and you will be compelled to have a glass or three. That's how the Georgians have fun. 

Although it has a reputation for being harsh, smoother craft chachas and brandies are experiencing a resurgence and are now offered in some of Tbilisi's best restaurants. The first and only bar in Tbilisi devoted to fruit brandies and chacha is called Chacha Time. Located in the growing neighborhood of Sololaki, it is an old grocery store and provides a decent assortment of large-brand and family-made bottles. You can experience why this is a popular beverage among Georgians on chilly winter evenings.

Winter cocktail

2. Hot Toddy, India

This soothing and sweet beverage is from India. The hot toddy is not only incredibly tasty, but it's also well-known for its ability to treat colds. The original Hot Toddy is thought to have been inspired by a regional beverage in British-controlled India, despite the fact that it has undergone numerous changes since then. Known as tārī in Hindi, this cold drink has a sweet and spicy taste, made from fermented palm sap. 

Word quickly got out, and the drink quickly gained popularity in Britain and North America. Leading to the creation of the modern Hot Toddy, which is a mixture of whiskey, rum, or brandy, with honey, lemon juice, and spices. Whether you're sick or not, indulge in a lovingly brewed cup of Mumbai's famous Spiced Toddy at Grandmama's Café and book a room at the luxurious St. Regis Mumbai, just a short rickshaw ride away.

3. Hirezake, Japan

Hirezake, a Japanese winter beverage that verges on a light broth, was invented in the postwar era as a means of enhancing inexpensive sake. A charred fish fin, typically a pufferfish or sea bream, is added to a hot-covered cup of sake. About a minute later, the drink's lid is removed and lit, partially for show and partially to burn off some ethanol. 

Hirezake is served in both modern bars and upscale pufferfish restaurants, despite the misconception held by some that it is an old man's drink. Kimimachizaka, a chic izakaya hidden just five minutes from the chaos of Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, is an excellent spot to try it. Sake is served here with delectable little plates, like the hirezake, which is warm, comforting, and mildly smoky.

Winter cocktail

4. Hot Buttered Rum. Jamaica

Sip on some Jamaican Hot Buttered Rum to lift your mood. Jamaican rum is worth it even though sipping hot rum in the scorching sun on a Caribbean island seems a little counterproductive. Rum became the sailors' regular ration after the British Royal Navy entered Jamaica in 1655 and word of this delicious liquor spread, resulting in its mass importation to distilleries in Europe and the USA. 

It began to find its way into cozy winter blends, where it was combined with essential ingredients such as butter and spices like cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. While visiting Kingston, make yourself a hot buttered rum to sip on the terrace with a view of the hills above the city.

5. Jägertee, Austria

Frat boys, easy. This is totally unrelated to Jägermeister. A seasonal concoction known as "hunter tea," or Jägertee, is made by mixing hot black tea with Inländer-Rum, or "resident rum," usually from the Stroh brand. Plum brandy, orange juice, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and lemons are frequently added by mixologists. 

Though it's especially popular for après ski, you don't have to be in the Alps to enjoy the festive cheer. This is a uniquely Austrian creation that in the EU, manufacturing rights are reserved solely for Austria). When the weather cools and the Christkindlmärkte opens in Salzburg, visit Monkeys, a cozy and reasonably priced cafe near Getreidegasse, the city's main shopping avenue to enjoy this drink.

6. Hot Chocolate With Tequila, Mexico

Discover the ultimate hot chocolate in Mexico. Travel to Mexico to experience the best hot chocolate you have ever tasted. This is a place where hot chocolate and tequila have been brewed together for centuries. 

Famously referred to as chocolate caliente, hot chocolate in this region is made simply with milk and chocolate, to which cinnamon, caienne pepper, and/or chilli are added. It goes well with churros and, naturally, a shot of booze. El Moro in Mexico City is a chocolate caliente organization (though without the tequila). In keeping with Mayan traditions, organic dark chocolate and premium tequila are combined to make the thickest, creamiest, and most addictive warm winter blend.

Winter cocktail

7. Glühwein, Germany

Enjoy a festive gingerbread while sipping Glühwein. In the case of European culture, the Romans invented warm spiced wine. As word got out throughout medieval Europe, almost exact replicas of this festive custom—known as mulled wine, vin chaud, and glühwein, respectively—appeared in England, France, and Germany. 

German Glühwein is offered at conventional Christmas markets, frequently accompanied by gingerbread, and is prepared with red wine, citrus fruits, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. For around 5 Euros (usually which includes a mug deposit), you can enjoy this delicious cocktail while exploring the aisles filled with Christmas ornaments and nutcrackers. The Savoy Hotel is in a prime location for visiting the well-known Christmas markets in the city.

8. Irish Coffee, Ireland

For those with sweet teeth, Irish coffee is the ideal poison. The Irish Coffee recipe was stumbled upon, just like a lot of the greatest dishes in the world. Chef Joe Sheridan, trying to cheer up a group of tired Pan Am passengers stuck in County Limerick, added a shot of whiskey to a cup of sweetened coffee topped with fresh cream. 

When the travelers asked if they were receiving Brazilian coffee, Sheridan gave it the nickname "Irish coffee," and a classic drink was created. You will get the finest Irish coffee in Dublin; O'Donoghue's and O'Sullivans serve excellent Irish coffee in a traditional Irish pub setting. Vice Coffee Inc. is well-known for both its Guinness cake and its innovation of this warming cocktail.