It’s about time to start ordering your favorite fall drink. It won’t be long before we’ll be in the midst of a classic Wisconsin winter. When the cold hits, you better be prepared, and one way to be prepared is to have a go-to winter drink to help you conquer the cold. We have many of these drinks here at Anduzzi’s, and have assembled a list of candidates to be your ideal fall drink. Which will you choose?
A Manhattan is a cocktail made with whisky, sweet vermouth and bitters. While rye is the traditional whiskey of choice, other commonly used whiskies include Canadian whisky, bourbon, blended whiskey and Tennessee whiskey. Whichever whiskey you choose is then blended with the vermouth and bitters, and topped with maraschino cherry. It is often ordered straight up and without ice.
Another whisky drink, the Presbyterian starts with a shot of whiskey, then is mixed with equal parts club soda and ginger ale. After stirring, it is garnished with a lemon twist. This mixed drink is a simple and sweet classic that requires minimal prep and is satisfying during the chilly months of the year.
Made from Kahlúa, Vodka and cream; the White Russian brings it all together. As with other classics, why mess with it. It’ll always be abiding. Because some things simply just work. The prep for this drink is quite simple: one part Kahlua, one part vodka, one part cream. Milk or soy milk serve as excellent substitutes for the cream if you are looking to keep the calories down.
Another great cold weather drink, the whiskey sour begins when you combine bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. After that, you can strain the cocktail through a strainer into an old-fashioned or rocks glass filled with ice. The drink is then garnished with an orange wheel and/or cherry.
The Hot Toddy is a hot drink that is perfect for the cold weather. And on top of that, it isn’t doesn’t take much to make! Hot water, honey, lemon, and whiskey are all you need to make a Hot Toddy. Mix together whiskey, honey, and lemon juice into the hot water and you are left with a drink that keep you warm all night long!
Hot Coffee is a great drink in the winter. What makes it even better? Irish whiskey, fresh cream, and brown sugar. This cold weather beverage not only heats things up, but also provides a kick of energy. Famously, the drink was invented by Joseph Jackson, a soldier fighting in World War II. He created the drink in an effort to keep his fellow soldiers awake during a nighttime attack from German soldiers. Safe to say, it is an energizing cocktail.
This one is for the cozy times. A must-have when there’s a cold weather get-together, a snowstorm, or even just reports of a light breeze. Start with the classic hot cocoa we all know and love, spiced up with Kahlua. It’s like a night-in under blankets, but in a beverage.