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6 hot cocktails to keep you warm over the holidays

Baby, it's cold outside. But, uh, don't let some overzealous man crooning questionable lyrics make you a drink. Instead, head to some of these fantastic bars and restaurants, both new and old, for a hot cocktail to keep you warm.

Black Toddy at Thirsty Crow. Photograph: Courtesy Thirsty Crow

This is the kind of drink that looks like it could cure a cold in seconds, though we're not waiting until we fall under the weather to order one. Made with Celestial Reposado Tequila, Averna, all-spice liqueur, honey, mint and hot water, it's our favorite way to warm up at Thirsty Crow. $12

Warm buttered rum at Little Dom's.Photograph: Courtesy Little Dom's

Never mind that the warm buttered rum at Little Dom's sounds like something you might find at Hogwart's. This sweet and spicy concoction uses New Orleans spiced rum with spiced butter (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, brown sugar), a dash of orange juice, hot water and a Herbsaint rinse to create the perfect winter cocktail. $8

Does Mama Know? at Love & Salt.Photograph: Aliza J. Sokolow

Is it a dessert? Is it a drink? Does it matter? Love & Salt's beverage director Vincenzo Marianella has concocted this spine-tingling cocktail made with bourbon, Averna, Marie Brizard dark chocolate liqueur, hot coffee and whipped cream that's perfect post-dinner—or anytime, really. $13

Holiday Sweater at Now Boarding.Photograph: Courtesy Now Boarding

Trays up, seat belts on: settle into Now Boarding with a hot Holiday Sweater cocktail, made with red wine, cognac, mulled spice, all spice dram, cinnamon and nutmeg. $12

Abuelita's Champurrado at Gracias Madre.Photograph: Courtesy Gracias Madre

This beauty at Gracias Madre is another one of beverage director Jason Eisner's inventive creations, a hot eggnog-esque beverage that uses avocado, house aguardiente, house vanilla bean hazelnut milk, coconut milk and house-made almond syrup. Bonus: it also comes with a side of popcorn drizzled with chocolate. $10

Baba Budhans Breakfast at Sambar.Photograph: Courtesy Sambar

Sambar's vast cocktail menu is full of surprises (like the Sacred Cow, which made our best drinks of 2015 list), so we're chomping at the bit to order bartender Clare Ward's Baba Budhans Breakfast. Made with scotch, Branca Menta, creme de cacao and hot coffee, it's good enough for breakfast on its own. $12

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