Stay Warm in Baltimore This Winter With These Hot & Spiced Cocktails

by Jennifer Waldera on Nov 27, 2018 in Roundups

 
When the weather gets cooler, it’s easy to just rely on some straight bourbon or a hearty red, but there a few spots in Baltimore heating things up with spiced or heated cocktails that warm you from the inside out.
 
If anyone in town knows how to craft a seasonal cocktail, it’s Brendan Dorr at B&O. While the Brasserie is housed at the classy Hotel Monaco, the bar has anything but a hotel feel. Dining and drinking here is as authentic a downtown Baltimore experience as you can find. Dorr is currently shaking and stirring several spiced concoctions for the chilly season. (2 N Charles St; 443-692-6172)
 
Original Sin
1.5 oz. Casa Noble Reposado
.5 oz. Amontillado Sherry
1 oz. Apple Cider
.25 oz. Lemon Juice
.25 oz. Cinnamon Syrup
Build ingredients in shaker tin.  Shake with ice and strain into ice-filled Collins glass.
Garnish: Fanned Apple Slices Skewered  
 
Otoño
1.5 oz. Singani63
.5 oz. Allspice Dram
.25 oz. Orgeat
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
Egg White
HARD shake ingredients with little ice and strain into a Coupe glass.
Garnish: 4 drops Angostura on top and drag a skewer through to create a circular design
 
Toki-o Highball
1.5 oz. Chai Toki Whisky
.5 oz. District Shrub Ginger
.25 oz. Lemon Juice
3 oz Seltzer
Build in an ice-filled Highball glass. Light stir to mix.
Garnish: Skewered Candied Ginger & Lemon Wheel
 
This midtown spot known for serving global cuisine is also spot-on with their seasonal drink menu. Bar manager Jonathan Chittenden shared a couple of his favorites for the cooler months. (924 N Charles St; 443-447-7878)
 
Hot Toddy
Mint Green Tea
Kentucky Bourbon
Honey Syrup
Lemon Juice
Garnish: cinnamon stick
 
Vodka Spiked Spicy Hot Chocolate
House made peppered hot chocolate
Vodka
Garnish: House made marshmallow
 
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