When the weather outside is frightful, nothing cheers us up like a fancy cocktail. We enlisted the help of a few New York City watering holes and drink connoisseurs to make the ultimate list of winter cocktails to try this season. Winter libations tend to feature fresh seasonal produce (grapefruit! pomegranate! cranberries! persimmon!) and festive add-ins (like sugared rosemary, cinnamon sticks and maple syrup). There's something for whiskey lovers, wine stans, vodka fans and everyone in between on this list, whether you want to warm your bones with a soul-soothing hot toddy, inspire the holiday spirit with a sparkling Champagne punch or ring in Christmas with a boozy hot chocolate.
Read on for 44 tasty bevs to cozy up with when temperatures start to drop. Note: Feel free to substitute suggested brands with whatever you have on hand in your liquor cart.