Back to Blog
5 Winter Cocktails to Sip This Season
When it's chilly out, head indoors to sip a delicious winter cocktail. While there are many cocktails perfect for cooler weather, here at Isle of Capri Casino® Lake Charles we picked out our top five for this season.
This pretty pink drink tastes like winter thanks to cranberry and allspice notes. Shake together 1.5 ounces vodka, 1 ounce Cointreau, 1 ounce lemon juice, 1 ounce cranberry juice, and 1 bar spoon of allspice dram. Strain into a Collins glass over ice and top with soda water. You can garnish with a slice of lemon pierced with cloves.
On the other hand, bring summer back early with Otis & Henry's® White Linen cocktail. We use Hendrick's Gin, St. Germain, fresh lime juice, and a cucumber garnish.
Look no further than the cozy Toby's Toddy. Add 3 ounces boiling water to a mug. Mix in 1 ounce of each: cognac, aged rum, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Top with 5 dashes of bitters, then garnish with a cinnamon stick and clove studded lemon slice.
If you need your margarita fix, try this cocktail made with two different tequilas and an egg white. Shake together, without ice, 1 ounce of each: reposado tequila, mezcal, lime juice, 3/4 ounce simple syrup and 1 egg white. Then shake the ingredients with ice. Strain into a salt rimmed coupe glass.
Stop by Otis & Henry's to try our take on the margarita… the Julius Margarita. We shake top shelf Don Julio™ Blanco, Patrón Citrónge, Grand Marnier, and fresh lime juice for a refreshing, smooth cocktail.
Dark as Night
The slightly spicy Dark as Night not only makes staying inside more fun, but it's simple to make and looks impressive. Mix 1 part Cruzan® Black Strap Rum, 1/4 part falernum syrup, and 1/2 part lime juice. Pour 6 parts of cider into a glass, then slowly float the mixed ingredients on top. Garnish with grated nutmeg and an orange peel.
Bailey’s™ Cinnamon and Spice
Need a pick-me-up cocktail? Try the Baileys Cinnamon and Spice, a spiked coffee drink. Mix 1 ounce Bailey’s Original Irish Cream Liqueur, 3/4 ounce Irish whiskey, and 4.5 ounces freshly brewed coffee into a mug. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle cinnamon and cayenne pepper on top. Heck, the garnishes will make even an ordinary cup of morning coffee delicious!
We serve a similar drink at Otis & Henry's, the Mocha Express. It's a delicious mix of Absolut® Vanilla, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua and espresso. It's sure to warm you up!
Come try one of our Happy Hour specials at Otis & Henry’s as well! Happy Hour starts at 5pm on Sundays and Tuesday - Thursdays. See our hours online. We offer $3.00 domestic beer, $5.00 top shelf margaritas, and $5.00 Vintner's Choice Wines by the glass. Stop by for your favorite beverage after playing your favorite games, then stick around for dinner!