Winter is a wonderful, cozy time of year when you want to feel joyful and calm. There are also so many parties to attend – but what drink should you order? Your iced cocktails and pitchers of lemonade aren’t quite appropriate for the cold season, so let’s take a look at a few of the best drinks to order at this time of year.

Irish Winter Coffee

For a true cold-weather classic, make your coffee an Irish one! This staple of snowy days is a real treat. Coffee is combined with whisky or cream liqueur to make a dreamy, creamy cup. Make it extra decadent with whipped cream for one of the best coffee cocktails.

Spiced Apple Juice cocktail drink

Spiced Apple Juice

For a wonderfully warming non-alcoholic option, spiced apple juice makes a great winter drink. It’s full of festive flavors and is a fun variation of mulled wine. The hot apple juice is complemented by spices like nutmeg and ginger and sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon to round off the flavor. Of course, you can spike it with a little whisky if you want something boozy.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate cocktail drink

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Are you looking for a warm beverage that is a joy for all ages? Peppermint hot chocolate is a must-have drink when the weather turns chilly. Rich and sumptuous drinking chocolate is perfectly offset by refreshing and bright mint notes. A little peppermint syrup, whipped cream, and maybe a decorative candy cane are sure to warm you up!

Cranberry Mulled Wine cocktail

Cranberry Mulled Wine

Traditional mulled wine is served nearly everywhere during the cold months. Put a delightfully modern twist on it when you order a cranberry mulled wine. Mixing rich red wine with tart and tangy cranberry juice gives a fresh flavor to this old classic. Brandy and mulling spices such as clove, cinnamon, and star anise are added to give this mulled marvel a real kick. A little fresh orange juice and a cinnamon stick round out this festival of festive flavor.

Clementine Prosecco Cocktail

Clementine Prosecco Cocktail

A clementine prosecco cocktail combines clementine syrup and juice with bubbly prosecco for a fresh and bright glass that is still incredibly seasonal. A wonderful choice for clinking glasses while making a toast at parties or over a special dinner.

Winter Negroni cocktail

Winter Negroni

This Italian cocktail is beloved by so many, and here it is served with winter in mind. Combining heated sugar and sliced orange with ice, vermouth, Campari, and gin, a winter negroni is an incredible syrupy cocktail. It is perfect for getting the taste of this time of the year in a drink that is still classy and cool.

White spiced coffee cocktail drink

White Spiced Coffee

Another special winter drink for coffee lovers, spice up your favorite cup. You can enjoy a spiced coffee at any time of day, and this one is created with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and plenty of milk- the perfect way to feel warm and wintry first thing in the morning.