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Tailgating Drink Recipe# 6: 3 Warm-Your-Bones Cocktails

By
Callie Robinson
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Cooler weather is here! Impress your tailgate or homegate party guests with these cocktails to help fight the chilly air! Depending on how heavy your pouring hand is, most adult beverages can help to keep you toasty, but these tend to do a better job than average drinks. Here are 3 Cocktails to Keep You Warm for any tailgating, outdoor event or just a nice night at home!

Spiked Apple Cider

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 gallon apple cider
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon schnapps
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Directions:

Mix the cider, rum, and schnapps together. Take your apple chunks and sprinkle them with lemon juice; this helps to keep them from turning brown. Drop your apples into the mix, and you have a delicious, fancy-looking cocktail.

 

Honey-Bourbon Toddy

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup hot water (I recommend bringing a portable water boiler to the tailgate)
  • 6 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 lemon peel strips (If you’re feeling fancy)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Directions:

Stir honey and water until honey dissolves. Add bourbon. Divide between 2 glasses. Add your classy lemon peel twist, and then pour in the mixture. Stir with a cinnamon stick and drink up!

Spiked Hot Chocolate

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Ingredients:

  • Hot chocolate
  • Kahlua
  • Peppermint Schnapps
  • Tiny marshmallows

OR

  • Hot chocolate
  • Marshmallow vodka
  • Tiny marshmallows

Directions:

Mix, sip slowly, and enjoy.