We’re saying bye to our 99 bottles of beer just for a few weeks and letting in some delish cocktails, each aimed to make you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Hot Shoddy

Social’s take on the traditional Keralan Toddy, the Hot Shoddy is a cold-curing concoction comprising brandy, honey, fresh cinnamon and cloves garnished with a slice each of an apple and an orange. PS: It’s not shoddy at all.

Where: Hauz Khas Social – 9A & 12, Hauz Khas Village; Def. Col. Social – 28A, Defence Colony Market

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas; Lajpat Nagar

Contact: +91 7838652814 {HKV}, +91 7838520799 {Defence Colony}

Price: INR 260 + taxes

Apple Cinnamon Cider

moleculeServed in a glass teapot, the Apple Cider at Molecule hits the spot, especially when you walk in on a cold winter night. Expect the combination of sweet and sour notes muddled into a warm glass. They also have a cranberry version, which isn’t on their menu, but you can always ask.

Where: Molecule, SCO 53, 4th Floor, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk

Contact: +91 8826677705

Price: INR 195 + taxes

Better Than Bailey’s Hot Chocolate

There’s not many things as comforting as a hot chocolate in the cold winter months. And Smoke House Deli is taking our favourite beverage one level up by spiking it with Drambuie, roasted marshmallow and a rum and raisin brownie – raisin’ your spirits the right way. They’re also doing a Hot Toddy for those who don’t want to go the milky way.

Where: Smoke House Deli. For a complete list of outlets, click here. 

Price: INR 375 + taxes

Mulled Wine at Cafe Diva

divaRed wine, heated and spiced to perfection, and served with a pretty slice of orange, the mulled wine at Café Diva goes super well with all the cheese-laden fare they have to offer.

Where: Café Diva, 1st Floor, Sangam Courtyard, RK Puram

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS/Dhaula Kuan

Contact: 011 26180011

Price: INR 615 + taxes

Caribbean Pineapple

No, it’s not summery like it sounds. The Caribbean Pineapple is made with spiced rum, whole black pepper and pineapple juice. And when you have the view of the village ruins from a cosy terrace, there’s nothing stopping you from feeling on top of the world.

Where: Mia Bella, 50-A, 3rd & 4th Floor, Hauz Khas Village

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: +91 8527698555, +91 7042110527

Price: INR 375 + taxes

The Royal Indian Punch

ekbarThis one’s an oldie {but a goldie, of course} and has its roots set in 17th century British India. Ek Bar serves it in a teacup. The cocktail comprises fermented kahwa tea, whisky, spices and star anise. It isn’t served hot but the spices keep you going.

Where: D -17, First Floor, Defence Colony

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Contact: 011 41688811

Price: INR 500 + taxes

Santa Singh

Another play on the hot chocolate, Santa Singh is a blend of molten dark chocolate infused with vanilla-flavoured vodka and dusted with cinnamon. And with a generous swirl of whipped cream on top. We’re drooling.

Where: Monkey Bar,  Plot 11, Upper Ground Floor, LSC, Pocket C-6 & 7, Vasant Kunj; P-3/90, Connaught Circus, CP

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur; Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 41095155 {VK}, 011 41500170 {CP}

Price: INR 350 + taxes

Mao Ninja

If you like to drink your dessert, the Mao Ninja may be your spirit drink {pun intended}. A melange of apple flavoured vodka, spiced apple juice and cream, Guppy’s keeping us happy with this sweet treat. They recommend pairing it with their Green Tea Cake and the Chocolate Fondant.

Where: Guppy by Ai, 28, Main market, Lodhi Colony

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

Contact: 011 24690005, +91 9650185005

Price: INR 350 plus taxes

Apple Cigar

Lutyens-CocktailLike the name suggests, this one’s a smokey affair. One of Lutyens’ signatures, the drink involves smoked whisky, clove bitter, apple juice and smoked candy.

Where: Lutyens Cocktail House, 22, Janpath

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: +91 8527105488

Price: INR 445 + taxes