Try winter cocktails and keep yourself warm!
In this chilling winter of Delhi, you should not only make hot food your best friend, but you should try some quirky cocktails which will help you to stay warm from inside. Alcohol is bad for our system. Yet, we continue to drink it. In such a situation, there is only one thing that we can do to make alcohol healthier. Adding the right mixers, avoiding sugar, and keeping the drink balanced with acidic neutralizers like lemon, are some ways of doing this. Drink it but with appropriate mixing ingredients. So, if you want to get high without your health totally going for a toss, these are some boozy winter cocktails that won’t damage your system like crazy.
Here are top 5 winter cocktails with their quick and handy recipes! MUST TRY
1. Orange tea
This is the best cocktail that will help you to survive in this season.
A pot of hot water
Freshly squeezed juice of half a big orange
A splash of bourbon
Four whole cloves
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
1 tbsp honey
Drench your body in the TLC of Vitamin C, warm spices, and intoxicating bourbon. Combine all the ingredients, except the hot water, in a jug, and mash the cloves slightly. Allow it to sit for an hour. Strain it into a cup and add hot water. The cure for a cold? We’d say so!
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2. Pumpkin Spice run
Another delicious cocktail comes to our list is Pumpkin Spice Run. Here is the recipe!
½ cup butter softened
½ cup dark brown sugar
½ tbsp pumpkin spice (combine 3 tbsp ground cinnamon, 2 tsp ground ginger, 2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 ½ tsp ground allspice and 1 ½ tsp ground cloves for decent amount of spice powder)
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 cup dark rum
3 cups boiling water
Blend pumpkin puree, sugar, butter, and pumpkin spice in a blender. Combine the buttery puree with rum and water. Enjoy your creamy, boozy version of real-life butterbeer (butter rum?), with the benefits of fiber and beta-carotene!
3. Hot Toddy
2 Earl Grey tea bags
1 1/2 cups boiling water
12 tsp bourbon
4 tbsp of lemon juice
2 tbsp of honey
Nothing calms an itchy throat and banishes a bad cold quite like some hot toddy. Nothing more than a refreshing cup of tea with a bit of alcohol to warm your insides in cold weather, this recipe is as easy as it gets.
4. Sour apple margarita
4 lime wedges
Sliced green apples
1 cup sour green apple juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
¾ cup tequila
Not every winter drink has to be a sugary, creamy affair. This unique spicy and sour margarita is proof of that. To make it, soak whole lime wedges, green apples, and jalapeno slivers in the tequila for a few hours. Line a margarita glass with sea salt and add a lime wedge. Strain the soaking tequila into this glass. Add the lime juice and sour green apple juice, and stir the mix. Your antioxidant-rich and relatively sugar-free drink is ready.
5. Berry Sangria
Assorted berries (Strawberries, cherries, cranberries, blackberries, blueberries, mulberries)
1 cup sugar-free pomegranate juice
Sweet red apples, sliced
Sugar to taste
40 ml of your favorite dry red wine
Making sangria is quite easy, so this one is all about minimum effort. Plus, the presence of a smooth liquor like red wine makes sure you won’t have a raging headache the next day. To make it, soak the sparingly sugared berries in the wine and pomegranate juice overnight. Strain the drink the next day, and add some fresh slices of strawberry to the drink, garnished with a slice of orange. As antioxidant-rich as alcohol gets, this juicy and fruity mix is just perfect for autumn!
Fix a day and shell out some time for your health. Make these cocktails at your place instead of going out, and keep yourself warm this winters. Stay healthy!
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