Saturday, June 15, 2024

Best Boozy Drinks For When You Are Snow Bound

Zoom and conference calls have ruined snow days….but here are a few recipes for a boozy hot drink to lift your spirits

As kids, nothing was better than school being closed for weather.  Snow days gave you the time to sleep in, goof, play outside and have fun.  As adults, there was a hint of thrill when there was as snow, you might front load stuff in the morning and then have a leisurely afternoon with a hearty meal and some good spirits.

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But Zoom and conference calls have changed snow days. Still, it seems like a snow day is a little permission to relax and goof off during the work week.  And here are the best boozy drinks for when you are snow bound.

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Ski Lift

This twist on a classic is the perfect companion inside and out on a snow day!


  • One pack of hot chocolate
  • Hot Milk
  • One shot of Schnapps or Frangelico
  • Whipped Cream
  • Coconut flakes


Heat the milk and mix with the hot chocolate packet then stir in the spirits.  Add whipped cream and sprinkling with coconuts (like snow flakes) and drink up!

Classic Hot Toddy

Perfect for after playing outside or shoveling snow.  Best to drink in front of a fire or watching the cold weather from inside someplace warm.

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  • 2 fluid ounces boiling water
  • 1-2 ounces whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (or a sprinkle of cinnamon)
  • A lemon slice


Pour boiling water, whiskey, and honey into a cup. Add cloves, cinnamon, and lemon slice. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes so flavors can mingle, then sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg before serving.

Hot Butter Rum

The perfect drink to shake off the chill and thinking of a warm, tropical vacation.  The perfect cocktail mixing the current weather and the hope of an island getaway.


  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground allspice
  • 1 dash vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces rum (light rum is preferred)
  • 1 cup boiling water


Place butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and vanilla extract in the bottom of an Irish coffee glass. Pour in rum and hot water. Stir.

The first slight of snow flakes, kick back and make one of these creations and let your body relax.


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