Winter Warmer Cocktails By Alexander & James

To ward off frosty winter nights, Alexander & James (A&J), the luxury online shopping platform for drinks connoisseurs and gift buyers brings you four classic winter cocktails to warm the heart and make the festive season merry.

A&J’s best mixologists recommend creating these fragrant winter warmers with the world’s finest spirits. The combination of luxury spirits, heavy creams and seasonal spices such as cinnamon, orange and nutmeg makes these four hearty beverages great companions for a cosy winter’s fire.



Eggnog is the ultimate festive cocktail. First invented in the 17th century this creamy ‘egg in a cup’ is today back in vogue and coming to a Christmas party near you.

Ingredients –

12 eggs, separated
1.5 L milk
500 ml thickened cream
1.5 cups sugar
700 ml bottle Zacapa 23
2 tsp ground nutmeg

Hot Tanqueray Cider

Hot Tanqueray Cider
Hot Tanqueray Cider

An evolution of the original Hot Toddy, the Hot Tanqueray takes a traditional luxury gin and gives its distinctly seasonal twist.

Ingredients – 

35 ml Tanqueray London Dry
15 ml fresh lemon juice
15 ml simple syrup
3 dashes bitters
3 dashes hot apple cider

Grand Spice Coffee

This classic combination of strong coffee with orange notes of Grand Marnier is heightened by the sweet taste of cinnamon and topped off with a decadent layer of cream.

Ingredients –

Grand Spice Coffee
Grand Spice Coffee

22.5 ml Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
1 espresso
Whipped cream
Cinnamon powder
Ginger powder


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