Warm Cocktails For These Cold Winter Evenings

Talisker Toddy. Pic: IANS

Whether you are planning your next movie night, karaoke session at-home, or an intimate gathering, a warm cocktail by your side is always a good idea in these waning days of winter.

Akash Tomar, Brand Ambassador at Diageo India shows you how you can whip up a cocktails in minutes. With simple ingredients and a variety of spirits ranging from Scotch Whisky, Rum to Single Malts, these recipes are great on a cold day.

Talisker Toddy


3/4 cup water (hot)

45 ml Talisker Single Malt

2 to 3 teaspoons honey, to taste

2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste

1 cinnamon stick

2 cloves

Garnish: Lime Slice and a Cinnamon Stick


In a teapot or saucepan, add cloves and bring the water to a simmer boil

Shift the water to a mug and add the Talisker Single Malt, honey and lemon juice

Stir until the honey dissolves well and taste. Add honey and/or lemon juice as per taste

Garnish with a lemon slice and cinnamon stick/clove

Winter Spiced Walk. Pi: IANS


45 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label

180 ml red wine

1 orange sliced into rounds

5 whole cloves

1 cinnamon stick

2 star anise

Honey to taste

Garnish: Orange slice, Star Anise and Cinnamon Stick


In a saucepan combine all the ingredients apart from the whisky and simmer gently over low heat for 10-15 minutes

Pour it into a rock/wine glass and add the Johnnie Walker Black Label

Garnish with citrus slices and cinnamon sticks.

Captain’s Hot Chocolate

Captain’s Hot Chocolate. Pic: IANS


45 ml Captain Morgan

100 ml milk

1 tsp chocolate powder

1 tsp brown sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

1 pinch of Grated nutmeg

3 large marshmallows

Garnish: Diced/grated chocolate or marshmallows


Add the milk, sugar, cinnamon powder and chocolate to a small pot and cook on a low heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate and sugar dissolves

Pour it into a coffee mug and add 45ml Captain Morgan Rum

Garnish it with marshmallows, grated nutmeg and diced/ grated chocolate

Singleton Winter. Pic: IANS

Singleton Winter


45 ml Singleton of Glendullan 12YO

90 ml lukewarm water

45 ml orange juice (room temperature)

15 ml ginger juice

1 tsp honey

Garnish: Orange slice and Ginger Candy


Pour warm water, orange juice, ginger juice and honey to a rock/ an old-fashioned glass and stir till honey dissolves

Add Singleton of Glendullan and stir well

Garnish it with orange and dried ginger candy

Black Coffee Twist. Pic: IANS

Black Coffee Twist


45 ml Black Dog

1 cup Black Coffee

3 star anise

3 cloves

1 Cinnamon stick

30 ml sugar syrup

Garnish: Cinnamon Stick and Orange Zest


Pour black coffee into a pan heat it, add spices and sugar syrup cook on low heat for some time.

Strain it into a coffee mug.

Add 45 ml of Black Dog and garnish it with cinnamon stick and orange zest.


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