By Vanessa Greaves

Snuggle 'n sip.

When hibernation weather hits, these are the steamy hot grown-up drinks you're going to want to get cozy with. Why not invite a few of your nearest and dearest to join you? Here are 8 of our favorite hot drinks to warm up your winter.

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1. Old-Fashioned Swedish Glogg

This authentic recipe comes straight from Sweden, where they know all about surviving winter's chill. Made with a bottle each of port wine, bourbon, and white rum, the recipe yields enough for a houseful of snowed-in guests. Allrecipes home cook mitoboru says, "I grew up in Sweden and still have family there and visit on a regular basis. I have had and made my fair share of glögg, including my grandmother's recipe. This is by far the best one to date."

stemless wine glasses with mulled wine garnished with cinnamon sticks, orange slices, and whole cloves
Photo by elise
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2. Spiked Caramel Apple Cider

"Spiced rum and caramel ice cream topping bring new life to the classic drink, making it perfect for those chilly fall nights." says recipe creator Betty Soup.

Allrecipes hot apple cider in glasses with sugar rim and cinnamon sticks
Photo by Allrecipes Magazine
| Credit: Allrecipes Magazine

3. Hot Buttered Rum Batter

So, you take a quart of vanilla ice cream, blend it with melted butter, sugar, and warm spices, then you stash it in the freezer to keep all winter. For each serving, just dissolve a tablespoon of this rich and spicy mixture in a cup of boiling water, slip in some rum, and you're all set for the storm.

4. Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Rich red wine, and bittersweet chocolate are the perfect pair in this adult drink, that will make you feel warm and cozy on a cold winter's night. What better drink could there be for curling up on the sofa and watching a Christmas movie.

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5.  Hot Cinnamon Apple Brandy Cider

Fresh apple cider, citrus peel, and a host of fall spices go into this aromatic and delicious drink. Oh, and there's an optional cup of apple brandy, too. You can make a big batch without the brandy to share with all ages, and let the grown-ups slip a little brandy, calvados, or apple jack into their own mugs. Responsibly, of course.

Hot Cinnamon Apple Brandy Cider
Photo by Culinary Envy

6. Chocolate Coffee Kiss

Rocking four different kinds of liqueur, this cup of spiked coffee is about as indulgent as it gets. Climb into your warmest PJs and sip this on Netflix night.

Chocolate Coffee Kiss
Photo by DIX♥

7. Hot Toddy

Rumor has it this whiskey-laced hot honey and lemon brew is the Irish cure for the common cold. But you don't have to wait until you're sick to try it.

8. Irish Coffee Cocktail

Pour yourself a hot coffee with a shot of whiskey (preferably something from the Emerald Isle, like Jameson) and a swirl of whipped cream. Enjoy the warmth within and dream of better weather ahead. Read Irish poetry. Finish "Ulysses" once and for all.


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