Winter is upon us – not lightly, but in ever-growing drifts and piles of fluffy white snow that just keeps falling! Happily, all this snow only makes this winter that much better for everyone’s best-loved cold weather activities. Social media has come in for the win this season, allowing us all to share and delight in breathtaking captures of winter wonderland cabins nestling into snow-capped peaks; happy, snow-sprayed skiers gliding down powdery slopes; and pink-tongued dogs blazing joyously through soft, abundant snow.

In light of all this frosty bliss, Juniper Bar Market Bistro has teamed up with Sunlight Sports to help you celebrate – and keep toasty throughout! – all these special winter moments. Juniper’s bartender Paige Hull whipped up some tasty treats with the help of server and creative genius Orly White. “We wanted to introduce some different liqueurs and cocktail ideas that help to warm and inspire happiness,” said Paige.

So go on, take your pick of one of our arctic-inspired cocktail recipes (below!), grab your winter recreational gear of choice, and head on out to enjoy one of the most intense and stunningly snowy winters these parts have yet seen.

Mezcal Toddy

“Mezcal is perfect for wintertime,” said Paige. “The smoky quality of Mezcal in this combination helps to create a drink that is warming and soothing.”

You’ll need:

.25 oz agave nectar (or honey)
1.5 oz Sombra Mezcal
.75 oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz non-alcoholic ginger beer
Hot Water

 

How to create:

Grab your thermos, and turn your water on to boil. In thermos combine agave, chartreuse, and Mezcal. Swirl until combined. Pour up to 3 oz of hot water into mixture. Stir, and top with 1 oz ginger beer. Feel free to add a cinnamon stick, lime paddle or mint. Or all 3. This recipe makes one cocktail. If you want to fill your thermos to make enough to share, double each ingredient and top with hot water.

Hot Cider with Milk Can Cinnamon Moonshine

You’ll need:

1 cup of non alcoholic apple cider
2 oz Cinnamon moonshine

 

 

How to create:

In a small pot bring the cider to a gentle boil. Turn off and pour into a thermos. Add the moonshine and you are ready to go with a hot beverage. Feel free to add an additional cinnamon stick, or a 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

 

Hot Coco with Becrevoka

“Bechrevoka is an amazing liqueur from the Czech republic,” said Paige. “It is spicy/herbal like the best Chai tea.”

You’ll need:

1 cup hot water or milk
1 packet Hot coco brand of preference
1.5 oz Becrevoka liqueur

How to create:

Heat up hot water or milk, and stir and combine with your hot coco packet. Add to a thermos and then stir in the Becrevoka. This is fun with whipped cream, or marshmallows as a topping. This makes one cocktail.
This cocktail idea is to add flavor to the hot coco so feel free to add more or less of the alcohol if you are making this for yourself or others.

Snowed in Hanky Panky

“I am seeing all of these posts about making snow ice cream for children – why not take that idea and turn it into something fun for adults?” asked Paige. “It was Orly’s idea to pour something fun over snow; it was my idea to have it be a Hanky Panky, since I love Fernet Branca.”

You’ll need:

1.5 oz New Amsterdam Gin
1.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
.25 oz Fernet Branca
Fresh clean snow

How to create:

Brave the cold, and gather snow into your favorite rocks glass. Pour ingredients over and garnish with a mint sprig or lemon wedge. Enjoy.