The Best 12 Whiskey Drinks For Winter

Whiskey is my favorite liquor to drink, especially during the winter months! As you may know from my Instagram, I have been working with Cascade Blonde American Whiskey for a while now, and when they asked me to put together some of my favorite winter cocktails, I jumped at the chance! Here are my 12 favorite whiskey drinks for winter…


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Warm Whiskey Drinks For Winter

1. Spiked Whiskey Apple Cider

Winter Whiskey Drinks - Spiked Apple Cider

Apple Cider
2 oz Cascade Blonde American Whiskey
Cinnamon Stick for Garnish

Heat apple cider on the stove or in the microwave. Once warm, add whiskey and stir with cinnamon garnish stick. Sprinkle ground cinnamon on top for extra flavor! 

2. Whiskey Hot Cocoa

boozy hot cocoa - Whiskey Drinks For Winter

Hot Cocoa 
1.5 oz Whiskey
Whip Cream or marshmallows

Heat the hot cocoa (Ghiradelli Double Chocolate is my favorite), then add whiskey and stir till mixed fully. Add mini marshmallows or whip cream on top as a garnish! You can also try it with different kinds of hot cocoa mixes like these or peppermint!

3. Boozy Irish Coffee with Whiskey - Whiskey Drinks For Winter

Irish Coffee - Whiskey Winter Cocktail

Hot Coffee
1 oz Whiskey
1 oz Cream liqueur
Splash of hazelnut creamer

Brew coffee, then add whiskey and cream liqueur to taste. Add a splash of hazelnut creamer and enjoy this delicious whiskey winter drink!

4. Cinnamon Whiskey Hot Toddy

1.5 oz Whiskey
Hot Water
Squeeze of Lemon
1 Tsp Honey
Cinnamon Stick
Dash of Cinnamon

Heat up a mug full of water on the stove or in the microwave. Add whiskey, honey, and a squeeze of lemon and stir with a cinnamon stick. Then add a dash of ground cinnamon on top and garnish with the cinnamon stick!

Chilled Whiskey Drinks For Winter

5. Cascade Crisp

Whiskey Drinks For Winter - cascade Crisp

1.5 oz Cascade Blonde American Whiskey
2 oz Apple Juice
Splash of Club Soda
Garnish with Apple

Combine whiskey, apple juice, and club soda in a whiskey glass. Add ice and stir. Garnish with an apple slice. 

6. Maple Bacon Old Fashioned - Whiskey Drinks For Winter

2 oz Whiskey
1/4 oz Maple Syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Bacon slice as garnish
Whiskey Ice Cube (get ice cube mold here)

Combine whiskey, maple syrup, bitters in a whiskey glass with an ice cube. Stir till chilled then garnish with bacon slice.

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7. Candy Cane Whiskey Winter Drink

Winter Whiskey Drinks - Candy Cane

2 oz Cascade Blonde American Whiskey
1 oz mint or peppermint simple syrup
Top with Soda Water
Garnish with a candy c
ane stick

ombine whiskey and mint syrup in a champagne flute. Top with soda water and garnish with a candy cane stick

8. The Blonde Whiskey Mule

Whiskey Drinks For Winter - blonde mule

2 oz Cascade Blonde American Whiskey
Ginger Beer
Lime Juice
Mint Sprig + Cranberries for Garnish

Combine whiskey, ginger beer (I prefer Fever-Tree brand), and lime juice in a Moscow Mule Copper Mug with ice and stir. Add mint and cranberries for garnish.

9. Whiskey Grapefruit Winter Cocktail

Whiskey Drinks For Winter - whiskey grapefruit

2 oz Bourbon Whiskey
Grapefruit Soda
Grapefruit wedge
Cocktail Ice Cube

Combine whiskey and grapefruit soda (Q Mixers has a good one) in a whiskey glass and stir. Add an ice cube and then garnish with a grapefruit wedge. 

10. Cascade Winter Berry Punch

Winter Whiskey Drinks - Cascade Punch

1.5 oz Cascade Blonde American Whiskey
Splash of Cranberry juice
Club Soda
Sprig of Rosemary and Berries to Garnish

Combine whiskey, cranberry juice, and soda in a whiskey glass and stir. Add berries and rosemary to garnish.

11. Boozy Whiskey Eggnog

Winter Cocktail Whiskey Eggnog

1.5 oz Whiskey
1/4 cup Eggnog
Whip Cream

Pour eggnog into a glass (I like these festive ones) and stir in the whiskey. Add whip cream to the top if desired. 

12. Pomegranate Manhattan

Winter Whiskey Drinks - pomegranate manhattan

2 oz Cascade Blonde American Whiskey
2 oz Pomegranate Juice
3 tsp Simple Syrup
Rosemary Sprig for Garnish

Fill a martini shaker with ice. Pour in pomegranate juice, simple syrup, and bourbon. Shake to chill then pour into a martini glass (these short martini glasses are cool too). Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Hope you enjoy these whiskey drinks for winter as much as I do! Let me know which one is your favorite 🙂 And definitely check out Cascade Blonde American Whiskey!

xx Chels

PS – what better way to enjoy a whiskey cocktail than in a ridiculous holiday sweater!

12 The Best Whiskey Drinks for Winter

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