Hot Cocktail Bar

Makes for a very toastie Winter…

There is nothing like a Hot Cocktail to warm the cockles of ones heart. Christmas Evening we had a house full of family and I wanted everyone to feel warm and cozy, so decided to have a Hot Cocktail Bar providing a little something for everyone. The kids even got into jazzing up their Hot Cocoa with whipped cream and Christmas Smooth and Melty’s. Do you have scent memories? I do. My favorite is the smell of Glühwein wafting through the Christmas Markets in Germany. One sip, I was warm all the way to my toes as I strolled in the crisp December air. Himself and I have a nice collection of our Glühwein Mugs from markets all over Germany, they are perfect for the Hot Bar.

Click on this photo for more details, but I will list out some of the things I had out along with some other ideas I have for future Hot Cocktail Bars.

Mulled Wine or Glühwein: you can certainly purchase Glühwein, or make your own by pouring red wine into a crockpot with a cinnamon stick or two, orange slices, honey or sugar to taste but not too sweet, and a few cloves. Here are some popular add ins (a splash in you mug is nice, do not add to the pot)…
Brandy
Dark Rum
Amaretto- I like Disaronno
Vodka
Any others that you know of?

Wassail or Spiced Cider– I like mine without alcohol, but I have known some to add a splash of whiskey. What add ins do you like?

Provide a Carafe of hot water for these…
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix– try these…top with whipped cream, Smooth and Melty’s, and/or add a splash of eggnog, Bailey’s, Peppermint Schnapps, Kahlúa, or Coconut Rum.
Homemade Hot buttered Rum Batter– add a splash of rum and top with whipped cream.

Coffee- provide half and half, flavored creamers, Baileys, eggnog, and sugar. Anything else?

Please share some other Hot Cocktail ideas you may have so that we can all have a toastie winter. Get it? Toastie?

Cheers!

7 Comments

  1. Jersey Girl Cooks
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 8:53 AM | Permalink

    Great idea! I love hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps.

  2. RecipeGirl
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 4:52 PM | Permalink

    Wonderful idea! I've always loved hot drinks around the holidays. Happy New Year!

  3. Beth
    Posted December 30, 2011 at 8:15 PM | Permalink

    Another great idea Robin! Love warm drinks on a chilly night. 😀

  4. Naina @ chow bella
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 12:31 PM | Permalink

    what a fabulous idea!

  5. Miri Leigh
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 8:24 PM | Permalink

    Great idea for some warm drinks! Thanks for sharing and happy new year to you and yours!

  6. Mimi
    Posted January 3, 2012 at 4:28 PM | Permalink

    Happy New Year !
    Great idea for a winter party. I made your hot buttered rum mix and it was it big hit with our friends and family.
    Mimi

  7. Jenn@slim-shoppin
    Posted January 4, 2012 at 2:58 PM | Permalink

    Happy New Year Robin Sue!!!

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