Warm Up With Winter Cocktails


January 20, 2017

You know the story – the weather outside may be frightful, but the fire is so delightful… and made even better when you have a winter cocktail to warm you up. Make the most of the cold and embrace the season with these cocktails that are perfect for winter.


1. Tuaca® Hot Apple Pie Cocktail

Vanilla flavored Tuaca is perfectly complimented by apple cider for a warming treat.


1 1/2 oz. Tuaca® Liqueur

6 oz. Apple Cider

Whipped Cream

1 Cinnamon Stick


Warm up the cider in a mug, then add 1 1/2 oz of Tuaca to cider and stir. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick.


2. Apple Rosemary Rickey

Crisp and refreshing, this combination of citrus, herbs and apple is fantastic through fall, winter, and even into spring.


2 oz. Orange Liqueur

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

3-4 oz. Club Soda

3 Slices of Tart Apple (such as Granny Smith)

7 Rosemary Leaves


Using a muddler, smash the apple slices and rosemary leaves in the bottom of a highball glass. Add orange liqueur and fresh lime juice, then fill the glass to the brim with ice and top with club soda. Stir briefly to combine.


3. Maple Toddy

Nothing says winter like the taste of maple. This cocktail marries warming brandy, maple and apple for a sweet and savory treat.


2 oz. Cognac or Brandy

1 tsp. Maple Syrup

2 oz. Hot Apple Cider

2 oz. Hot Water


Combine all ingredients in a pre-warmed mug. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.


4. Pom Sparkler

Get festive this winter with a refreshing pink concoction. Your winter blues will melt away when you taste this sparkling wine and pomegranate drink.


4 oz. Brut Rosé Champagne or Dry Rosé Sparkling Wine

2 oz. Pomegranate Juice

2-3 dashes Orange Bitters

Orange Peel


Combine wine and orange bitters in a champagne flute, then top off with pomegranate juice. Garnish with orange peel.


5. Snow Bunny

After a long day of skiing, what’s better than a coffee and cream-based drink with a spike of vodka? Of course, you could enjoy this confection even if you haven’t been hitting the slopes.


2 oz. Vodka

1 oz. Coffee Liqueur

1/2 oz. White Creme de Cacao

2 oz. Half and Half


In a cocktail shaker, combine ingredients together with ice. Shake until very cold, then strain into a rocks glass over ice.


6. The Dark of Night

Who says that pumpkin is only for autumn? Take this flavor combination from fall into winter with the addition of chocolate.


1 1/2 oz. Brandy

1 tsp. Cocoa Mix

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

4 oz. Hot Water


Combine brandy, cocoa mix, pumpkin spice syrup and hot water, then top with whipped cream.


Get in the spirit of the winter season at Lady Luck Casino® Black Hawk. You can warm up by drinking cocktails at Otis and Henry’s® Bar and Grill, where our bartenders will whip up seasonal libations that’ll keep you toasty. You can also take advantage of this cozy season by gaming on our casino floor or booking a hotel stay with us. Whatever the weather outside, it’s always warm and welcoming at Lady Luck Casino Black Hawk!

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