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Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Cold weather tipples

As the weather gets colder you may need a hot cocktail to warm you up. Enjoy these simple to make but incredibly tasty hot toddies on the coldest of days.

Mulled wine

Citrus red wine

Makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces dry red wine
  • 3/4 ounces orange liqueur
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 ounce orange juice
  • 1 orange wedge
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Directions

  1. Combine wine with orange liqueur, sugar, and orange juice in a small pot. Heat until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Pour wine mixture into a cocktail glass and garnish with orange wedge and cinnamon stick.

Ginger tea

Makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces dark rum
  • Hot tea
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 lemon wedge

Directions

  1. Pour rum into hot tea; top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Cinnamon spiked hot cocoa

Makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cinnamon schnapps
  • Hot chocolate made with water
  • Cinnamon flavored whipped cream

Directions

  1. Mix cinnamon schnapps into hot chocolate; top with cinnamon flavored whipped cream.

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