Hot cocktails to drink this winter

When the temperatures plummet, warm your cheeks with these hot cocktails at bars and restaurants around Chicago
Stella by Starlight at Queen Mary's Tavern
Photograph Courtesy of Jennifer Contraveos Stella by Starlight at Queen Mary's Tavern
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Winter in Chicago lasts a long time, so thank goodness for high tea, cozy fireplaces and plenty of hot cocktails at Chicago restaurants and bars. This year, bartenders are bringing their A game, with innovative takes on classic drinks—Mexican Christmas punch, uniquely spiced hot toddies and tequila drinks with warm milk—designed to keep you toasty all winter long.

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Hot cocktails in Chicago

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Photograph Courtesy of Jennifer Contraveos
Restaurants, Vegetarian

Two Turtle Doves at Bad Hunter

icon-location-pin West Loop

Bad Hunter, the veggie-centric West Loop hit, serves up a satisfying, warm cocktail with Cardamaro, Amaro Lucano, rum, cranberry syrup and lemon. $10

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Photograph courtesy of 1952 1/2 Liquorette
Bars, Cocktail bars

Tom and Jerry at 1952 1/2 Liquorette

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This southern bar concocts a cocktail that was traditional served during the holidays before Prohibition began. Sip on this drink made with Suntory whisky, Tom and Jerry batter, warm milk, allspice and cinnamon.

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Photograph Courtesy of Jennifer Contraveos
Bars, Cocktail bars

Back Rub at The Barrelhouse Flat

icon-location-pin Sheffield & DePaul

There's nothing that'll warm you up quicker than a bourbon cocktail. Massage your throat with this combonation of Angel's Envy bourbon, amaro sfumato, honey, cinnamon and hot chocolate. $10

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Photograph Courtesy of Drumbar
Bars, Cocktail bars

The Layered Holiday at Drumbar

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The bar on the 18th floor of the Rafaello Hotel mixes up a salty, sweet cocktail perfect for the holidays that incorporates Averna, rosemary infused pineapple rum, Angostura and salted caramel. $13

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Photograph Courtesy of the Sportsman's Club
Bars, Dive bars

Sporty's Toddy at Sportsman's Club

icon-location-pin Ukrainian Village

Post up at this funky, taxidermy-filled during a cold winter night. Warm up with a hot toddy made with Dewar's 12 year whiskey, sherry, amaro, craberry syrup and lemon. $10

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Photograph courtesy of the Promontory
Restaurants, American

Crimson Toddy at The Promontory

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Cozy up at the Promontory with a mug of piping hot pomegranate tea, pimento dram, vodka, house sugar, honey, orange bitters and lemon. $10

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Photograph courtesy of the Whistler
Bars, Cocktail bars

Tia Juana at The Whistler

icon-location-pin Logan Square

This cocktail finds inspiration in a traditional Mexican Christmas punch. The Whistler's spiced take is made with dark rum, tamarind, star anise cinnamon, apples, raisins and lemon. $10

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Photograph Courtesy of Presidio
Restaurants, American

Solid Serenade at Presidio

icon-location-pin Wicker Park

Tequila isn't just for warm weather. Presidio mixes up a wintry hot cocktail made with añejo tequila, oloroso sherry, CH Chile Amargo batter and hot whole milk. $14

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Photograph Courtesy of Jennifer Contraveos
Bars, Pubs

The Base Layer at Pub Royale

icon-location-pin Ukrainian Village

Hide out in this pub and lose track of time sipping on a uniquely-spiced hot cocktail made with Bacardi 8, bourbon, Garam masala syrup and all spice dram. $10

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Photograph Courtesy of Jennifer Contraveos
Bars, Pubs

Hot Tea at Bar DeVille

icon-location-pin River West/West Town

Head to this Art Deco-styled bar and sip on some boozy hot tea in buttery leather booths. This simple cup of tea is made with Bacardi 8, tea, lemon and an orange peel. $10

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Restaurants, Contemporary American

Rare Tea Toddy at Trenchermen

icon-location-pin Wicker Park

Try a classic toddy at this low-key bar. The Trencherman mixes up this winter cocktail with Rare Tea Cellar's tea, rye whisky, amaro and lemony honey syrup. $10

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Photograph Courtesy of Jennifer Contraveos
Bars, Café bars

Rum at Estereo

icon-location-pin Logan Square

Escape the bitter cold in a Latin-inspired bar and order the hot Rum cocktail made with Bacardi 8, Klug Farms Apple Cider, cinnamon and spiced pear. $10

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