For those of us in Australia, it's starting to get very chilly out here...
To keep you going throughout the winter, we’ve got you sorted with a list of everyone’s fave, spicy cocktails and made them all alcohol free!
Whether its for self-care nights or impressing friends at dinner, these quick and easy recipes are a sure-fire way to get you feeling warm, fuzzy, and downright classy this winter.
1. Blackberry Dark & Stormy
Putting a fruity twist on the spicy classic! This recipe will give your tastebuds a fresh and fiery symphony of ginger and spiced-rum flavours, guaranteed to warm up your winter.
Oh, it’s also sugar and gluten free with no artificial additives! What?!
- Place the blackberries in a cocktail shaker and muddle well.
- Add Monday Distillery’s Dark & Stormy and shake well to combine.
- Add ice to the cocktail glass.
- Pour the cocktail over a fine mesh strainer into the glass.
- Garnish with a slice of lime
2. Lyre's Salted Caramel Espresso Martini
What is a winter’s night without a bitter-sweet glass of espresso martini by the fire?
- Combine ingredients and shake
- Add ice, shake again
- Strain into your favourite martini glass and decorate with coffee beans
3. Mulled Zero Wine
Okay, this is a MUST for spicing up those cold nights with friends and family. This one takes just a teeny bit more work than the other recipes, BUT it’s the perfect example of ‘good things take time’!
- 750ml McGuigan Zero shiraz
- 1 large orange, sliced
- 2 whole cinnamon sticks
- 3 star anise
- 4 whole cloves
- 1-2 tbps maple syrup or honey, to taste
- Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a very low boil on medium-high heat.
- Turn heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes. If you want, you can extend this to an hour.
- Strain and remove orange slices and spices.
- Pour into a mug and garnish with cinnamon sticks and/or orange rounds.
4. Hot Toddy
This drink is literally HOT on our radar for healthy and tasty drinks. It’s usually made with whiskey, but who needs that when you have Seedlip Spice 94? Not only is it alcohol free, but experts say it helps relieve cold symptoms. Perfect for winter time.
- 50 ml Seedlip Spice 94
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Manuka Honey
- 1 cup hot water
- Lemon slice
- Add the Spice 94, lemon juice, and Manuka honey into a glass
- Top with hot water
- Garnish with lemon slice
5. Lyre’s Penicillin
Don't let the name intimidate you. This modern classic tastes impeccable! The soothing mix of honey, citrus, and ginger will have you warm on a cold night.
- 60mL Lyre's American Malt
- 1 tbsp honey and ginger syrup
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp of any strong smoky tea
- Shake briefly with ice, strain over large ice cube
- Garnish with a ginger cube on skewer