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December 23, 2021 — Winter calls for cozying up by the fire, ice skating excursions, and of course — enjoying delicious hot cocktails! Keep warm this season with a bevy of our go-to toasty tipples from Art in the Age, Bluebird Distilling, Coopers’ Craft Bourbon, and Finlandia Vodka. Check out the simple-and-easy recipes to whip up at-home all winter long below.
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Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop, offers an array of one-of-a-kind spirits and recipes ideal for whipping up a craft cocktail at-home including the Hawty Toddy, featuring a vanilla tea-infused Kinsey American Whiskey from New Liberty Distillery!

Hawty Toddy  
Courtesy of Art in the Age Bartender, Jackie Nevin

Glassware: Mug  
Garnish: Candied Ginger  
Instructions: Combine all ingredients into a mug and stir. Paint a stripe of honey on the outside of the glass & dip in loose tea. Garnish with Candied Ginger.

***Whiskey Infusion — Combine 12 oz Kinsey American Whiskey with 1 packet of Pt. 1 Vanilla Blend, Let rest for 4-5 hrs, Strain***


Bluebird Distilling, Phoenixville’s award-winning grain-to-glass craft distillery, offers a simple-and-easy recipe for a classic winter warmer with their seasonal Mulled Apple Cider. Imbibers can choose to create this warm cocktail with, or without alcohol.

Mulled Apple Cider 


  • 1.5 oz Bluebird Distilling Dark Rum (or Bluebird Distilling Four Grain Bourbon)
  • 4 oz Warm Apple Cider
  • Autumnal Mulled Spices

Glassware: Mug  
Instructions: Add apple cider and mulled spices into a pot and bring to a simmer. When hot enough, pour into a mug and add a choice of Bluebird Distilling Dark Rum or Bluebird Distilling Four Grain Bourbon. Enjoy!   


Coopers’ Craft Bourbon, Brown-Froman’s newest bourbon brand in twenty years, is aged in an American White Oak barrel that allows the whiskey to combine with the wood, creating a complex flavor palate. Hot Chocolate is a perfect way to warm up this winter, but why not spice it up with Coopers’ Craft? All season long, chilly imbibers can warm up with a Coopers’ Craft Black Forest Hot Cocoa, courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist. 

Black Forest Hot Cocoa  
Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist  

  • 1.5 oz Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
  • .75 oz Cherry Liquor
  • 4 oz Hot Chocolate

Glassware: Mug   
Garnish: Marshmallow, Whipped Cream, Dusting of Cocoa; optional deep red cherry   
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a mug, stir, top with garnishes    


Finlandia Vodka, crafted with nature’s finest ingredients, is perfect for crafting and enjoying toasty tipples during the icy winter months while at home with family and friends—take it from the Finnish experts.

Winter Toddy 
Courtesy of Pekka Pellinen, Finlandia Global Mixologist  


  • 1.5 oz Finlandia Classic Vodka
  • 4 oz Hot Apple Juice
  • 1 tbsp Honey

Glassware: Toddy Glass

Garnish: Cinnamon Stick, Ginger, Chili   
Instructions: Bring apple juice to a boil. Pout into a Toddy glass and add Finlandia Classic Vodka and honey. Stir until honey is mixed in. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, ginger, and chili pepper. Enjoy!

-Taryn Kolas