Seven cocktails for the holidays

Menta e Cioccolato

One of the nice things about the new cocktail archive is that it makes it easy to round up recipes. Here are seven drinks for your holiday imbibing:

Amsterdam Hot Chocolate — A commenter on this site recommended serving genever with hot chocolate after enjoying it on a winter day in Amsterdam. Here it’s complemented with Grand Marnier and Chartreuse.

Hot Buttered Chartreuse — Speaking of Chartreuse, put your rum aside and use your spiced hot butter batter for this.

Hot Caipi — In Germany they like Caipirinhas so much that they serve them hot in the winter. Here’s how to do it.

Averna Stout Flip — Flips and dark stouts are perfect this time of year. Here’s a drink that combines the two.

PX Flip — This flip balances the rich sweetness of PX sherry with a half ounce of Angostura bitters.

Menta e Cioccolato — Another great addition to hot chocolate is Branca Menta, the minty cousin to Fernet-Branca.

Aquavit Hot Toddy — Barrel aged aquavit and the spice notes in Swedish punsch make this a very interesting hot drink. You might have to do some shopping for this one, but it’s worth it.