Your New Favorite Winter Cocktail

‘Tis the season to binge comically terrible Hallmark movies, cuddle up with your bf or gf or bff or bp (body pillow), and pour yourself a drink to grapple with the fact that, no Christly, a person-sized pillow can never say “I love you” back.

Thanks to our drink expert, Forest Wharton, we have a comfy, cozy, boozy cider to aid in your magical thinking. Much like a hot toddy, some consider this warm concoction to be medicinal; if it doesn’t banish your winter blues, it may, at the very least, cure your winter cold!*

*Christly is not a doctor. Plz fact check.


Put on our December spotify playlist (click here) and make this drink with your variety of bae.

Some Like it Hot-and-Incredibly-Strong 


  • 3/4 oz Anejo Rum
  • 3/4 oz Brandy
  • 3/4 Bourbon
  • 3 oz hot cider
  • 1/2 ounce 2:1 brown sugar syrup
  • Slice of lemon
  • Slice of orange
  • Cinnamon stick


  • Add rum, Brandy, and bourbon to the bottom of a mug
  • Add the syrup and stir with the cinnamon stick
  • Add the the slices of citrus and pour hot cider on top
  • Stir with cinnamon stick and enjoy warm with our December spotify playlist. Click here to listen!

We wanna know how this drink treats you, so sound off! Let me tell ya, I will have finished one by the time this article is published and I’m crossing my fingers that you don’t find any typos. Good luck to us all, every one!


Article and Artwork by Christly Guedry

Drink created for YNBF by our majestically bearded alcohol guru, Forest Wharton

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