Meyer Lemon Cocktails for Winter

Blueberry-Lemon Fizz from Camille Styles

Blueberry-Lemon Fizz from Camille Styles

The tree outside my living room window is full of Meyer lemons, so I’m ready to turn lemons into lemon-flavored cocktails. I’ve documented my love of Meyer lemon cocktails before (more than once). But here are even more ideas for how to brighten a winter day with a Meyer lemon cocktail!

Meyer Lemon Lavender Mojito ~ If you’re already experiencing spring weather, like I am, this is the perfect cocktail to enjoy the sunshine and birds.

Pineapple & Meyer Lemon Margarita ~ If a Meyer Lemon Margarita is a good idea (which it is), then amping it up with a little pineapple can only make it an even better idea.

Cold Spring Cocktail ~ Cognac and maple syrup add dimension to the bright flavor of Meyer lemon in this drink. (If you don’t have rhubarb bitters, you can make your own DIY Rhubarb Bitters … you won’t be sorry!)

Blueberry-Lemon Fizz ~ This is another one for sipping on the patio on an unseasonably warm day. Light, refreshing and fun.

Four Winds ~ Mezcal and Yellow Chartreuse make for a sophisticated drink perfect for a night in.

Hot Cocktails to Warm You Up

Spanish Coffee from A Crimson Kiss

Spanish Coffee from A Crimson Kiss

Save on your heating bill by boiling up one (or more) of these hot cocktails. It’s the smart and economical thing to do. OK, maybe it isn’t. But it’s definitely the fun and delicious thing to do.

Gimme S’more ~  Honey and cinnamon infused liquor acts as the graham cracker, while hot cocoa and a marshmallow complete this drinkable s’more (with a little brandy for good measure).

Spicy Mulled Negroni ~ This spiced up version of the classic Campari cocktail brings the heat so you may be able to ditch the sweater.

Spanish Coffee ~ Spiking coffee with booze takes on some flair when you add cream and orange liqueur. It’s like Irish coffee’s alluring cousin.

Atholl Brose ~ People in Scotland know a thing or two about cold weather and liquor, so it’s no surprise they came up with the most inventive warm drink: Scotch infused with oatmeal and then heated up with cream and honey.

Maple Hot Toddy ~ Maple syrup makes everything (OK, most things) better. Use bourbon if you can’t find Sapling liqueur.

More Hot Drink Recipes for Cold Weather
Even More Hot Cocktails to Warm You Up

Mulled Cocktails for Winter

White Glogg from Healthfully Ever After

White Glogg from Healthfully Ever After


Warm up some alcohol and spice for a drink that is nice! Mulled wine is a traditional warmed cocktail, but there’s more than one way to enjoy this delicious treat. Here are a few ideas:

Smoky Mulled Cider and Scotch ~ A dried chipotle pepper adds a different kind of heat and smoke to this creative winter drink.

Swedish Glogg ~ This is just one version of the many traditional mulled wine recipes out there … and it’s a good one!

White Glogg ~ If you’d like to try a white wine version of Glogg, this will keep you toasty and cozy.

Mulled Hard Cider ~ Spice up some cider with a little juice for a wintery cocktail.

Mulled Gin ~ Gin is an intriguing choice for mulling, proving that with a few spices you can make any warm alcohol delicious.

Champagne Punches for New Year’s Eve

Horse and Carriage Punch ~ from Saveur

Horse and Carriage Punch ~ from Saveur

Punch is a perfect way to serve a group in style. Here are a few sparkling punches to try out this New Year’s Eve!

Sparkling Pomegranate Punch ~ This bubbly, sweet-tart cocktail combines sparkling wine, dessert wine and deep-red pomegranate juice.

Horse and Carriage Punch ~ Gin, elderflower and champagne are an obvious (to me) combination, but what really made this punch stand out was the chamomile tea.

Absinthe Remedy Punch ~ Absinthe, strawberries and cucumber make for a sophisticated and festive sparkling punch.

Chatham Artillery Punch ~ This is a strong punch for a booze-loving crowd — it contains gin, rum, brandy and red wine, just to name a few of its many ingredients.

Champagne Punch ~ Lemon, lime, and grapefruit give this festive punch a little tart kick to balance the sweeter ingredients.

More New Year’s Eve drink ideas:
Champagne Cocktail recipes for New Year’s Eve
Festive Mocktails and Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes