Winter is Coming: The Best Cold-Weather Drinks for Your Event

Hosting a winter event does not mean you must put away the ice or chilled cocktail mixers. Your bartenders can bring a variety of cold-weather drinks—from hot toddies to champagne cocktails—to your upcoming event this winter. Let’s take a closer look.

Champagne Cocktail

Champagne cocktails are great for any type of event that might include a toast by an MC or best man. These simple cocktails are great for summer and winter events, but a champagne cocktail adds a little more flavor to a traditional glass of champagne. This cocktail is made with sparkling wine, a sugar cube, and bitters.

Hot Toddy

A cool winter event would not be complete without a warm drink. A hot toddy is a common alcoholic drink made of cognac, rum, simple syrup, lemon juice, and bitters. These ingredients are combined with a few ounces of boiling water and a garnish of cinnamon sticks.

Sparkling Cognac

Cognac is a rich liquor with smooth flavors good for any event. Have your bartender mix a cocktail of cognac with a splash of sparkling wine. Add a dash of lemon juice and simple syrup to complete a sophisticated cocktail for toasts at a winter wedding or corporate event.

Allspice Vodka

A flavorful wintry drink can be made with lemon and cranberry juices, along with vodka and Cointreau. In addition to this combination of exciting flavors, add a bar spoon of allspice dram to complete a refreshing drink for a winter event.

Rum Old Fashioned

The typical Old Fashioned is made with bourbon, but a Rum Old Fashioned is a great substitute for your wintry events. The Rum Old Fashioned can be made with rum and a sweet syrup along with a few dashes of bitters. This is a thick and rich drink for late-night events.


Work with the talented bartenders of Professional Bartenders Unlimited to find the perfect drinks for your upcoming winter event in Tucson, AZ. We have a vast selection of recipes to accommodate all your ideas. Please call us at (520) 721-1577 to set up an appointment.