The holidays will come to a close the start of 2017. What better way to bring in the New Year than with these trending winter cocktails? Esquire brings you thirteen winter0friendly cocktails, and if you are a whiskey drinker, check out their 21 whiskey drink recipes. Here are a few of our faves!

Applejack Sazerac

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces brandy (like Applejack)
  • ¼ ounce maple syrup
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Directions

  1. Stir ingredients with ice, then strain into an old fashioned glass.
  2. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Penicillin

Just what the doctor ordered! Ginger, honey, and lemon make this classic scotch drink perfect for the winter.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blended scotch
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce honey syrup
  • ½ ounce ginger syrup
  • ¼ ounce Laphroig scotch

Directions

  1. Shake the blended scotch, lemon juice, and syrups with ice and strain into a double old fashioned glass with a single large ice cube.
  2. Pour Laphroig over the back of a bar spoon so that it floats atop the drink. Finish with a lemon wheel.

New York Sour

This aromatic drink is also colorful when you pour red wine over a traditional whiskey sour.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • Red wine float

Directions:

  1. Shake the bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup with ice.
  2. Strain into an old fashioned glass over ice.
  3. Top with red wine float. Don’t mix for a beautiful, layered affect.

Champagne Cocktail

This elevated glass of champagne is made by simply soaking a sugar cube in Angostura bitters and then dropping the sugar cube into the champagne.

Winter Margarita

Make a regular margarita but split the base with reposado tequila and mescal, then add an egg white, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake it all up and pour into a salt rimmed glass. Turns a summer margarita into a winter wonderland.

Good Tidings

Cranberry juice and allspice bring the winter and holiday flavors to this vodka drink that goes down like a Tom Collins.

Toby’s Toddy

Warm and spicy. After a hectic holiday season, curl up by the fireplace with this cognac and rum toddy garnished with a cinnamon stick and a slice of lemon studded with cloves.

Aquavit Manhattan

A cherry spirit (like Leroux Kirschwasser) and bitters are added to a Manhattan made with sweet vermouth.

Martinez

Sweet vermouth replaces dry to make this holiday drink more festive. Add maraschino and orange bitters for a cozy wintery drink.

So, pick and choose. One or all. However you celebrate the holidays, be safe and responsible.