With the winter comes colder temperatures, shorter days, and New Years Resolutions. Which means you might have to work a little harder to fill seats in your bar during January and February!
So, what’s the best way to tempt your customers to brave the cold weather and visit your bar? It’s simple: Give them an offer(ing) they can’t refuse! Here are four delicious winter cocktails perfect for making spirits bright this season.
1 lime, halved
2 tbsp. sugar
1 c. sweetened cranberry juice
1 bottle champagne
12 fresh cranberries
4 small sprigs fresh rosemary
Rim champagne flutes with lime and dip in sugar.
Pour 1/4 cup cranberry juice into each glass and top with champagne.
Use a toothpick to poke a hole through cranberries. Thread rosemary skewer through cranberries and garnish mimosas.
2 oz. vodka
Sliced apple, for garnish
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
Fill a copper mug with ice.
Pour 2 oz vodka.
Fill 2/3 full with sparkling cider, then top with ginger beer.
Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.
1 bottle red wine
2 c. cranberry juice
1 c. fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 c. orange-flavored liqueur
1/2 c. packed light-brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 strip orange peel
2 green apples
Put the wine, cranberry juice, cranberries, orange liqueur, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and orange peel in a large saucepan.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring, 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves
Remove from the heat; set aside 15 minutes.
Stir the apples into the mulled wine. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve chilled.
2 c. milk
2 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted
Pinch of salt
2 oz. bourbon
Whipped cream, for topping
In a medium saucepan, set over medium low heat, add the milk, sugar, vanilla extract, melted chocolate and salt.
Whisk until warmed and the chocolate dissolves completely.
Mix in the bourbon, adding more to taste if desired. Divide amongst mugs and top with whipped cream.
Winter is the perfect time to spice up your menu with creative offerings your customers will love. Try the above winter cocktails, or experiment and create your own to tempt your customers with a seasonal treat!