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Warm Winter Cocktails That Will Put Fire In Your Belly This Winter

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Winter can definitely have its drawbacks. The endless cold, fewer daylight hours, and extra chores of snow slinging and putting on thick winter gear can really take its toll on our emotional state of mind.

If there was ever a season that was justification for drinking spirits to lift your spirits, winter is it! Palmetto’s state of the art spirit offerings will tickle your palette and chase those holiday doldrums right out of your winter experience.

So what comprises the perfect winter cocktail? Whether mixed or neat, it’s got to hit the spot as it warms you from the inside out. The perfect combination of smokiness mixed with notes of vanilla and caramel allow you to savor the unique experience of basking in every delicious drop. Our award-winning products most certainly rise to the challenge, no matter how you choose to savor them. Here are some flavors to savor and sip by the fire this season as you chase those winter blues right out the door:

Maple Old Fashioned

Few distinctive flavors say “fall/winter” like the flavor of maple. This perfect mix of all the right flavors will have you longing for your favorite wool sweater and a good book as you curl up on those most chilly days:

  • 2 ounces Palmetto award-winning whiskey

  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup

  • Dash of Angostura bitters

  • Orange peel

Mix all ingredients together with 1 tsp water for added flavor; add ice and a garnish of orange peel. Enjoy a little alone time with your delicious concoction or savor the flavor with friends.

Smoky Robinson

In keeping with those iconic seasonal flavors, this cocktail combines the best of smoky whiskey with a kickin’ simple syrup to make the dreariest of evenings warm and inviting.

Maple Simple Syrup:

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • 2 star anise

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 5 cloves


  • 1 ½ ounces Palmetto whiskey

  • ½ ounce mezcal

  • ¾ ounce maple spiced syrup

  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice

Prepare the simple syrup by combining all syrup ingredients and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil, then cover and let sit 30 minutes minimum, or overnight for maximum flavor. Strain into a clean container.

When it’s cocktail time, combine all cocktail ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Serve over ice with a twist of lemon for a mini vacation any time of year.

Classic Manhattan

Nothing says class and sophistication like a good Manhattan. This just might be the perfect cocktail for any occasion.

  • 1 cup Palmetto whiskey

  • ⅔ cup vermouth

  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 4 orange twists

  • 4 cherries

Combine bitters, whiskey, and vermouth in a shaker; pour over ice and garnish with orange twists and cherries. Enjoy anywhere, any time.


This unique take on a cocktail will definitely take the bite out of your winter chill. Toast to cheerful times with family and friends this winter as you enjoy this delish treat.

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 4 large egg whites, separated individually

  • 8 oz Palmetto whiskey

  • 4 oz fresh lemon juice

  • Absinthe for serving

Prep some serving glasses by chilling in the freezer. Bring sugar and ½ cup water to a boil, let cool. For each individual cocktail, combine 1 egg white, 2 oz whiskey, 1 oz lemon juice, and 1 oz simple syrup into a shaker without ice and shake until the mixture becomes frothy. Keep the liquid in the shaker and fill with ice, continuing to shake for another 20 seconds or till the mixture becomes frothy. Strain into prepared glasses and enjoy in style.

Make Your Winter Merry And Bright With Palmetto!

At Palmetto Distillery, we create award-winning whiskey and warm memories. We pour our passion for our product into every glass that we craft; let us help you chase away your winter blues! Give our amazing whiskey and moonshine a try, and you’ll enjoy a bright and festive holiday season this winter. Visit www.palmettodistillery.com for more information. Cheers!