Autumn is a time of change, and we’re not just talking about the color of the leaves in your yard. Grilled burgers and steaks are traded for hearty slow-cooker stews and soups simmering on the kitchen island countertop. Thin cotton quilts are replaced with plush comforters and fleece blankets in the bedroom. Sandals and shorts make way for cozy sweaters and boots in closet cabinets. And instead of whipping up a batch or frozen Daiquiris or Long Island Iced Tea, we start preferring warm, wintery cocktails like an Irish Coffee, Hot Toddy or Old-Fashioned. With that said, here are three fall and winter spirits to add to your home bar.
If you want to enjoy an Old-Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, or decadent Irish Coffee on a chilly fall or winter evening, you’ll want to add a bottle of Whisky to your bar cabinets. Made from a variety of grains and aged in barrels, this dark, distilled spirit is immensely popular all around the world. Good Whisky has a smooth, oaky flavor with warm hints of spice, caramel and vanilla.
To make a classic Hot Toddy sweetened with honey and lemon, you’ll need to start with Brandy. This toasty spirit has hints of citrus zest and flowers and is a cold-weather favorite. It is also the go-to for mixing up a Sidecar with a sugar rim or a creamy Brandy Alexander with a sprinkling of nutmeg from your spice rack. Or grab a bottle of red from your wine storage cabinet, along with some Brandy, and make this easy Mulled Wine.
White rum is great for summer cocktails, but come fall and winter, well-stocked bar cabinets should include dark rum. Dark rum is reminiscent of sweet, toasted sugar and is the ideal spirit when spiking Mulled Cider or mixing up a trendy Cranberry Mule. Or try Hot Buttered Rum, a festive cocktail that pairs dark rum with butter, vanilla, brown sugar, and warm spices from your spice drawer, including ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
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