A Toast to Winter Drinks

Greet your guests with a drink to celebrate the season. We’ve gathered recipes for spirited concoctions and alcohol-free sippers

Whether you prefer your winter drinks toasty or frosty, you’re sure to be pleased with this beverage selection. Some of Flower magazine’s favorite designers and entertaining gurus shared recipes for their special sips for holiday parties and other cold-weather gatherings.

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frozen whiskey sours recipe

Frozen Whiskey Sours

Julia Reed fills her holiday punch bowl with Frozen Whiskey Sours, and shares her favorite recipe for the party-worthy, slushy treats.

Spiced Orange and Maple Westrock Coffee, P. Allen Smith

Spiced Orange and Maple Coffee

P. Allen Smith shares his recipe for Spiced Orange and Maple Westrock Coffee, the perfect pick-me-up for après-party conversation.

Cups of Reprinted from Very Merry Cocktails by Jessica Strand with permission by Chronicle Books, 2020with citrus slices, garnished with cinnamon stick

Mulled Cider

Warm, fragrant, and delicious, with just a touch of maple syrup, this Mulled Cider hails from the “zero proof” chapter of Jessica Strand's Very Merry Cocktails (Chronicle Books 2020). Photo © Ren Fuller

champagne cocktail

Winter's Kiss

Interior designer Marjorie Johnston shares her recipe for Winter's Kiss, a citrus and herb Champagne cocktail, to toast the season.

hot chocolate with chilli

Hot Chocolate with Chilli

Two kinds of heat combine in sweet, rich cups of Hot Chocolate with Chilli. Chiles take this chocolate concoction from Hot Drinks to another dimension!

ambrosia nectar recipe

Ambrosia Nectar

James T. Farmer's grandmother said that he drank his holiday ambrosia rather than ate it. "The nectar and juices in the bottom of the bowl was the best part to me, with all the fruit flavors infused together." The memory inspired this holiday recipe for Ambrosia Nectar with Coconut Rim.

christmas milk recipe

Christmas Milk

Drink or dessert? This recipe for Christmas Milk from the Hot Drinks cookbook is like mince pie in a mug!

gin pear cocktail

Gin & Pear Cocktails

Guests at Wendy Wurtzburger and Chris Bentley’s fall harvest gathering sipped on Gin & Pear Cocktails. The drinks were blended with Liberty Gin, handmade in Philadelphia by family friend and distiller Walter Palmer.

Old Fashioned

Atlanta based interior designer Danielle Rollins kicks off her Fall Harvest party by giving classic Old Fashioned cocktails a seasonal twist with blood oranges.