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More Winter Cocktail Recipes from New England Inns — Part 2

There are many ways to enjoy the colder weather, but one of the best may be kicking back with a cocktail. When you’re playing bartender at home, you can even recreate some of those vacation favorites. Our member properties are sharing their wealth of mixology knowledge with more winter cocktail recipes.


1. Naughty Toddy

Even if you made it onto the Nice List this year, we won’t blame you for being a little bad and taking sip or two of this signature cocktail from the Sage Inn & Lounge. What You Need: Naughty Toddy Winter Cocktail 1 oz. Bourbon 1 oz. Lazy 8 Black Tea Vodka ½ oz. Honey ½ oz. Lemon Juice Hot water to fill How to Make It: Rim the glass with a fresh lemon slice. Combine all ingredients together, fill with hot water, and stir.

2. Hot Praline Butter Rum

Another pour from Sage Inn & Lounge, this festive winter cocktail is enough to keep anyone’s sweet tooth satisfied. To Harry Potter fans, it’s like a Butterbeer for adults. What You Need:Hot Praline Butter Rum Winter Cocktail 1 ½ oz. Dark Rum ½ oz. Amaretto 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup ½ tsp. Allspice Hot Water to fill Whipped Cream (optional) French Praline (optional) Caramel (optional) How to Make It: Build all ingredients together in a glass and pour in hot water to fill. If you want to, garnish the glass with a dab of whipped cream, candied French praline, and caramel.

3. Deano’s Inferno

Keep warm by the fire this winter, but we aren’t talking about the one in your living room. Some winter cocktail recipes, like this mix from the Snowvillage Inn, add heat even on the coldest days of the year. What You Need:Deano’s Inferno Winter Cocktail2 oz. Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur 1 oz. Elderflower Liqueur 1/2 oz. Ransom Dry Vermouth Splash of Ginger Lime Syrup 2 Dashes of Grapefruit Bitters

How to Make It: Combine and shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Serve straight up in a cocktail glass and garnish with a lime.

4. Waffletini

Don’t just take our word for it — this winter martini earned the title of “North Shore’s Best Martini of 2016.” Now, you can make the popular Hawthorne Hotel concoction right at home. It’s like breakfast, but better. What You Need: Waffletini Winter Cocktail 1 oz. Rum 3/4 oz. Rumson Coffee Flavored Rum 1 oz. Baileys 1/2 oz. Maple Syrup Splash of Heavy Cream Bacon (broken into small chunks) Waffle How to Make It: Combine liquid ingredients in a chilled martini glass. Sprinkle bacon chunks over the top, and garnish with a piece of waffle.

5. Fell Swoop

Bring a taste of your favorite New England vacation back home with you. This cocktail from Hotel Vermont adds its signature to the recipe by incorporating their own house gin. Fell Swoop Winter CocktailWhat You Need: 1 ½  oz. Hotel Vermont Gin 2 oz. Vermont Cranberry Co. Tart Cranberry ¾ oz. Grains of Paradise simple syrup 1 egg white How to Make It: Combine and shake all ingredients without ice, until frothy. Add ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain and serve in a martini glass, garnished with sugar cured cranberries.

6. Chai Tea Latte

Some like it hot, some like it iced, but the folks at Cliff House Maine like their winter cocktail recipes with a little bit of vodka and rumchatta. Brace yourselves — this isn’t the typical Starbucks latte. What You Need: Chai Tea Latte 1 ½  oz. rumchata 1 oz. vanilla vodka 1 oz. chai syrup (you can make your own with: green cardamom, cloves, star anise, pink peppercorn, cinnamon, and fresh ginger) How to Make It: Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Pour into a glass and enjoy. Whether your prefer vodka, whiskey, or rum, there’s something for everyone to sip on at our inns, B&Bs, and resorts. Take a shot at each of these winter cocktail recipes and keep your family and friends impressed all winter long.