the tundra is frozen and the temperatures are equally chilly,
nothing warms a body up like a hot cocktail. Toddies, Irish coffees
and buttered rums have always been a part of Wisconsinís bar lore,
and there are plenty of great places in Milwaukee that serve up
drinks to warm the body and soul. Here are 10 hot cocktails to try
Kindred on KK
This warm and fuzzy drink blends Mezcal, tawny port, dry curacao,
mulled pomegranate and pine nut orgeat. Smoky, sweet, yummm!
County Clare Irish Inn & Pub
A real Irish
coffee done right starts with strongly brewed coffee (preferably
dark roast), sugar (preferably demerara), Irish whiskey (preferably
Tullamore D.E.W. original) and whipped cream (preferably heavy and
sweet) ó all combined in perfect proportions and topped with just a
light dusting of spice (preferably cinnamon or nutmeg).
Toddy, Milwaukee ChopHouse
cinnamon whiskey gets further warmth from honey, lemon and caramel.
The gorgeous drink is garnished with a single star anise.
Brew City Coffee,
Mason Street Grill
version of the Mexican coffee, this hot cocktail starts with dark
roasted coffee, but it ends with vanilla vodka and Kahlua.
Tom & Jerry, The Phoenix Cocktail Club
If a banana
daiquiri walked into Wisconsinís traditional battered (yes,
battered, as in batter) cocktail, it might taste something like
this, made with Cruzan black strap rum, banana, bitters, Tattersall
lime crema and Wisconsin-made kringle cream liqueur.
All the Best,
Valentine Coffee Co.
traditional Irish coffee, but made with bourbon. Starts with
perfectly brewed Bering Sea Blend, which mingles with bourbon and
vanilla before being righteously finished with bourbon whipped
The Standard T &
J, Central Standard Craft Distillery
standard about Central Standardís Tom & Jerry, as itís made with
Kohler dark chocolate brandy and a stellar batter. Foamy, warm
goodness in a glass, er, mug.
Earl Grey Hot
Toddy, Firefly Tosa
Just as the
name says, this tea-based toddy starts with an Earl Grey honey syrup
thatís warmed by bourbon, and then itís finished with charred lemon
and cloves. Aromatic, light and super warming!
Rochambo Coffee and Tea House
Street coffee and tea house is known for its Irish coffee, made with
hand-whipped-at-the-moment organic whipped cream, but the other hot
cocktails on the menu are equally good, including the Snowflake,
which is made with Godiva white chocolate liqueur, Crater Lake
hazelnut espresso vodka, house coffee and the aforementioned
hand-whipped whipped cream.
Hot Mulled Wine,
Boone & Crockett
mulled wine at this Bay View cocktail hot spot starts with a nice
Robertson cabernet sauvignon that mingles and mulls with Jacquinís
brandy and, of course, mulling spices. Hot, sort of spicy and