Winter Warmers – 10 Hot Cocktail Ideas

There are lots of things we love about winter weddings, but nothing cures our winter chills like a warm, boozy cocktail. The Wedding Team at Delamere Manor have pulled together a list of their top 10 favourite cocktails to keep you and your guest’s toasty during your wedding celebrations…


Alcohol-free options, too!

Remember, you’ll likely have non-drinkers and children on the guest list too, so make sure to have one or two mocktail options on the menu.


Mulled Wine

If you’d like to add an element of Christmas to your bar menu, then what’s more festive than a scrumptious mulled wine! Add cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, winter berries and orange slices to your bar and allow your guests to add a personal touch to their tipple on your big day. 


Tom & Jerry

The hot version of egg nog! Each served with a cinnamon stick, your guests will get a taste of the holiday season with an unexpected twist with this warm beverage of choice. 


Hot Toddy

Hot Toddies aren’t just for keeping colds at bay, they are perfect for keeping guest’s toasty during winter weddings too! Add spiced pear cider for a unique addition to this classic cocktail.


Spiced Winter Mojito

Although this isn’t served hot, this classic cocktail features a homemade spiced syrup and rum, which is sure to keep you and your guests warm throughout the day! 


Boozy Hot Chocolate

Perfect as an excuse to add a hot chocolate station to your wedding reception, offer your guests a boozy hot chocolate to keep them warm throughout the evening. From Baileys and Whiskey to Amaretto and Rum- the options are endless!


Hot Buttered Rum

As an ideal after dinner treat, a hot buttered rum combines dark rum, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg- all the flavours of winter in one glass!


Apple Cider

There are lots of variations of cider that you could use to make a beautiful cider station at your winter wedding, but apple cider is our chosen favourite! Serve with slices of apple and cloves to enhance the flavour.


Cranberry Cuddle

Warm everyone with the flavours of winter with this cocktail of choice. With seasonal cranberries, cinnamon, and cloves mixed with brandy, cranberry juice and ginger, this cocktail is sure to be a hit with your guests.


Irish Coffee

Although this isn’t exactly in the cocktail family, an Irish coffee is a great choice of drink to serve to your guests whilst you take part in the wedding portraits. Not only will it provide your guests with that all-important caffeine kick, but you can link this cocktail choice with your wedding theme and mix with your favourite spirit to make it personal for your big day. 


Hot Gin Toddy

Who knew you could serve gin hot?! We know, there’s nothing quite like a gin and tonic with the sound of clinking ice in a giant gin glass, but if you’re a gin enthusiast, then you may be interested in this warming option for your winter celebrations. Mix with lemon juice, sugar and hot water. 


Delamere Manor is Cheshire’s most sought-after wedding venue. To find out more, including availability for 2022 weddings, get in touch with the Wedding Team at Delamere Manor on 01606 261361 or email us at [email protected]

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