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3 hot cocktails to help you face the cold this weekend

Beat the cold! 

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Ireland is in for a 'bitterly cold' weekend with Met Eireann warning that temperatures are set to plummet below zero. Be sure to stay warm with these toasty cocktails...

Despite it officially being Spring, the weather outside would convince you otherwise...and it's only going to get colder. It has already been a relatively cold week but today, Met Eireann are warning that the real cold snap is set to arrive this weekend with temperatures expected to drop below zero. And the cold will continue into next week with some snow set to arrive as early as this weekend.

However, the chill in the air doesn't mean that cocktails are off the menu. Instead, we've rounded up three warm cocktails so you can enjoy a tasty tipple without your hands turning to ice! Check the recipes out below.

Café Mexicano

Serves one

  • 1 orange peel
  • 230ml strong brewed coffee
  • 15ml tequila
  • 15ml kahlua
  • Fresh cream, whipped, to garnish
  • Orange zest, whipped

Method:

  1. Add the orange peel to the freshly brewed coffee and allow to infuse for a few minutes in an Irish coffee lass. 
  2. Mix in the tequila and kahlua to the coffee and remove the orange peel.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream and orange zest.

Cold Buster

Serves one

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 80ml water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • 30ml whiskey
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and peel

Method:

  1. Combine honey, water, cinnamon stick and star anise in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Stir mixture, making sure the honey is dissolved. Allow to steep for ten minutes.
  2. Add the chamomile tea bag and bring to the boil. Allow to steep for a further two minutes.
  3. Remove the teabag, star anise and cinnamon.
  4. Mix the whiskey and lemon juice in an Irish coffee glass. Pour the chamomile tea blend into the glass and mix well.
  5. Garnish with lemon peel.

Mulled Sangria

Serves one

  • 180ml red wine
  • 20ml orange juice
  • 20ml orange liquor
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 orange, cut into slices
  • 1/4 lemon, cut into slices

Method:

  1. Combine wine, orange juice, orange liquor and sugar in a small saucepan over a low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add in the fruit slices and allow to simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Serve in a wine glass.

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