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17 hot cocktails to drink this winter

Sip hot toddys, spiked cocoa, wine punch and hot winter cocktails this season at Chicago restaurants and bars

Photograph: Sean J. Stevens
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If there are any upsides to the freezing temperatures, impending snow and polar vortex, it's this: You can now find lots of hot cocktails to warm up with at Chicago restaurants and bars. So cozy up by the fireplace, order one of these drinks and toast to escaping the chill.

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Hot cocktails in Chicago

Cabin Fever at Analogue

Analogue is serving up a hot cider cocktail, which is spiked with Rittenhouse Rye and sweetened with spiced demerara.

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Logan Square

Field & Stream at the Dawson

With Famous Grouse Scotch, hazelnut syrup, Benedictine and lemon, this hot cocktail is an excellent reason to cozy up at the Dawson’s bar.


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Noble Square

Hot Buttered Rum at Sepia

Bartender Griffin Elliot serves up a hot buttered rum with two kinds of rum (Smith & Cross Jamaican and Cruzan Black Strap), plus brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.

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West Loop

Jimador’s Java at the Jimmy

The hot chocolate and coffee cocktail uses tequila, cinnamon-infused agave nectar and a cap of spiced chocolate foam for a sweet and spicy after-dinner drink.

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River North
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