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Adelaide’s best Winter warmer drinks to heat up your cold days

From hot buttered cinnamon rum to gin infused hot chocolate, these soothing drinks will have you ready to brave the winter weather.

As the colder weather draws in, there’s nothing better than cupping your hands around a steaming mug of tea to banish any wintery blues. But for the days when tea just won’t cut it we’ve rounded up the best winter warmer drinks around Adelaide to really heat up the heart’s cockles. 

Oceanique’s Hot Toddy – $16 and Spiced Cider – $12

Their Hot Toddy is a delicious mix of whiskey, honey, herbs & spices. Served hot, this is traditionally drunk before retiring for the night & in cold weather. Tickle in your throat? Not after a hot toddy! 

You will also be transported to the top of the Swiss alps with a warm cup of spiced cider. It’s a warm hug on a cold winter’s day.  

Find Oceanique at 9 Barcoo Rd, West Beach SA 5024

Topiary’s Pine Needle Mulled Wine – $14

Topiary offer a contemporary dining experience, with everything sourced locally, including their warming Pine Needle Mulled Wine. Only available during Friday night dinners during winter, it’s $14 for a good sized glass, seasoned with cumquats from the Topiary courtyard.

TOPIARY, 1361 North East Road Tea Tree Gully
(within the grounds of Newman’s Nursery)

Utopia’s Homemade Mulled Wine – $8

Utopia has created the perfect way to warm up this winter with their home made mulled wine made with cinnamon, cloves and citrus.

Find Utopia at 170 Waterfall Gully Rd, Waterfall Gully.
Visit the Utopia website to find out more here.

Memphis Slim’s Irish Coffee – $24

Memphis Slim’s has an Irish Coffee on the menu all winter. The Irish Coffee features Jameson Irish Whiskey, Guinness Reduction and Black Coffee, served hot, with Vanilla Whipped Cream to top (the cream tastes like Dixie cup ice cream, it’s fantastic).  

Memphis Slims is located at 22 Gilbert Place, Adelaide

Kafana Kitchen’s ‘Mulled Wine’ – $9

Kafana Kitchen is offering Mulled wine $9 per glass from Thursday to Saturday. Their Winter cocktail menu is also coming in the next 2 weeks with lots of warming delights for patrons.

Find Kafana Kitchen at 23 Peel St, Adelaide.
Visit their Facebook page to find out more here.

Bistro Francais ‘Vin Chaud and Spéculoos’

On offer at Bistro Francais this winter season is their authentic Vin Chaud and Spéculoos. A special Mulled Wine and Spiced Biscuits can be enjoyed after your meal or as a daily treat.

Find Bistro Francais at 144A King William Rd, Hyde Park.
Visit the Bistro Francais website to find out more here.

Victoria Park Social Club ‘Spiced Rum Hot Toddy’ – $18

Victoria Park Social Club are serving up a timeless hot toddy made with spiced rum to give you that added warmth and kick. Using cloves and cinnamon, it’s made to enjoy around their fire pit!

Find Victoria Park Social Club on the corner of Wakefield Rd and Fullarton Rd, Rose Park.
Visit the Victoria Park Social Club website to find out more here.

Prince Albert Hotel’s ‘House Made Mulled Wine’ – $8

Prince Albert Hotel is a contemporary pub tucked away in Gawler that offers both main-stream and craft beers. Special house made mulled wine will be on offer throughout the upcoming winter months.

Find Prince Albert Hotel at 109 Murray St, Gawler.
Visit the Prince Albert Hotel website to find out more here.

Kangaroo Island’s Ozone Hotel ‘Hot Toddy’- $15

Kangaroo Island’s Ozone Hotel are offering their take on the Hot Toddy made with a Lemon, Honey, Green & English breakfast tea with signature Island Beehive Honey Mead. Enjoy it overlooking the foreshore!

Find Ozone Hotel at 67 Chapman Terrace, Kingscote.
Visit the Ozone Hotel Restaurant and Bar website to find out more here.

Barossa Distilliing Co.’s ‘Gin Infused Hot Chocolate’ – $14

Photo: Barossa Distilling Co.

Collaborating with neighbours, Bean Addiction, when you visit the Barossa Distilling Co. you can treat yourself to the idyllic concoction of rich chocolate powder, with the house Barossa gin and brandy mix, finished off with a dollop of whipped cream and lightly dusted with even more chocolatey goodness. If you find yourself craving another one of these decadent delights you can purchase take-home premixes to enjoy curled up on the sofa at home. 

Find Barossa Distilling Co. at 18-28 Tanunda Rd, Nurioopta, Adelaide. 
Visit the Barossa Distilling Co. website to make a booking here.

Howling Owl’s Hot Apple Toddy – $18 

Photo: The Howling Owl

Cosy gin den Howling Owl has developed a stellar reputation for its inventive cocktail menus and endless list of world class gins. For a warm glass of fruity goodness with a hint of autumnal spice try their Hot Apple Toddy which is a smooth blend of sloe gin, local apple juice and secret mix of Howling Owl spices. 

Not allowing vegan customers to miss out, the Howling Owl’s Coconut Vegan Hot Buttered Rum which has now gained cult status due to its popularity at the venue, is the perfect cosy cocktail to melt your winter worries away. 

Their Mulled Wine ($10) is all about spiced, boozy, winter vibes. Sink into a Howling Owl booth and sip all night long.

The Mulled Wine. Photo credit: Lagom Collective

Find Howling Owl at 10 Vaughan Place, Adelaide. 
Visit the Howling Owl website to find out more here.

Tilbrook Estate’s Mulled Wine – $5

Photo: Tilbrook Estate

Nothing quite says Winter Warmer like a steaming mug of traditional mulled wine, and tucked away in the Adelaide Hills, visitors can enjoy a glass of Tilbrook Estate’s secret recipe blend of red wine, sugar and spices whilst overlooking the vines. The only winery in Australia to sell bottled mulled wine, the Estate invites visitors to taste a glass straight from the simmering pot on their slow combustion stove. A glass of the small-batch brewed mulled wine will set you back $5, or you can take home a bottle to enjoy for $20. 

Find Tilbrook Estate at 1856 Lobethal Rd, Lobethal SA. 
Visit the Tilbrook Estate website to find out more here.

Hains & Co Hot Buttered Rum – $20

Photo: Hains & Co.

Reminiscent of an Olde English tavern, cocktail aficionados Hains & Co serve up their Hot Buttered Rum in a traditional pewter tankard, blending their House Spiced Rum, coconut butter, ice cream, brown sugar and baking spices into a comforting cocktail garnished with a twist of orange. 

Find Hains & Co at 21 Gilbert Pl, Adelaide. 
Visit the Hains & Co website to find out more here.

El Cheeky Flamingo – 2 for $10

Photo: El Cheeky Flamingo

Fast becoming a seasonal favourite, funky Miami-inspired venue El Cheeky Flamingo have brought back their Hot Buttered Rum for the fourth year running, with the Vardon Avenue hotspot luring in chilly passers-by with wafts of cinnamon, spices and smooth butter. 

Find El Cheeky Flamingo at 40/33 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide.
Visit the El Cheeky Flamingo website to find out more here.

Hahndorf Inn’s ‘Bear Hug’

We love Hahndorf this time of year. What better excuse do you need to plan a visit than to try out the Hahndorf Inn’s cocktail of the month, which is most definitely a winter warmer. The beverage includes their famous Barenjager honey schnapps, vanilla Galliano, cinnamon whiskey and almond milk. Served warm with a side of honey syrup, made from Buzz honey. What’s cool about this winter warmer is that is features only local ingredients, or ingredients that have been imported from Germany, which is very fitting to the Hahndorf locale.

You can find the Hahndorf Inn at 35 Main Street, Hahndorf.

Paxton Wines Mulled Wine – $20, and $15 refills

This Winter, Paxton Wines Mulled Wine is back on the menu. Served in a old school enamel mug, this toasty drink has orange, cinnamon, star anise and honey from their vineyards, using Paxton AAA Grenache Shiraz as the base. Enjoy their Winter sessions every weekend 11 till 4pm Saturday & Sunday, with live music every Sunday 12 till 3.

$15 per serve/refill
$20 for a mug plus the first fill

Paxton Wines is located at 68 Wheaton Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171

Hotel Indigo – A Warm Hug

To celebrate Frozen the Musical coming to Adelaide, Hotel Indigo has created an elevated hot chocolate that can be spiked by the bartender for an indulgent chocolatey treat to keep you warm this winter. Served with marshmallow foam and toasted marshmallows but is available only for a limited time!

Hotel Indigo is located at 23-29 Market Street, Adelaide 5000
Check them out here.

Swell Brewing Co – Mulled Cider $9.50

Mulled cider with maple and warming spices is now available at Swell Brewing Co. Ginger, cinnamon and cloves is the perfect winter warmer for when you’re visiting down South.

Silver Brewing Co is located at 168 Oliver’s Road, McLaren Vale.
Find out more here.

Flower Cellar Door – Winter Cocktail Menu

With Swedish Glögg Mulled Wine, Bounty Hot Chocolate with Mt Compass Coconut Rum, Hot Buttered Rum, Warm American Pear Cider with Fig Gin and many more, Flower Cellar Door has just launched its Winter cocktail menu and it looks divine! Best of all, their greenhouse seating is about be full of snapdragons, and they have opened a new greenhouse for events. 

Flower Cellar Door is located at 300 Little Road, Whites Valley 5172
Find out more here.

Oxenberry Mulled Wine – $9.50

Oxenberry is a family owned restaurant & cellar door in Mclaren Vale. They produce and sell their own wine and also have a restaurant open every day for breakfast and lunch. During winter they cook their mulled wine with their own Grenache, and cinnamon, cloves, star anise, spices , oranges and apples. The mulled wine is priced at $9.5 a cup.

Oxenberry Farm Wines/Cafe/B&B is located at 26 Kangarilla Rd McLaren Vale 5171

Sneaky’s Restaurant Sneaky Hot Choc – $18

Sneaky Hot Choc!

Part hot chocolate, part cocktail, all deliciousness! It contains Baileys, Tia Maria, Butterscotch, Kahlua + Hot Chocolate.

Sneaky’s Restaurant is located at 143 Heaslip Rd, Angle Vale SA 5117

Clare Country Club Mulled Wine – $8

The good folks at the Clare Country Club have just started doing mulled wine on Friday and Saturday nights for only $8.00, which goes a treat by the open fire on a chesterfield lounge in the bar there.

Find the Clare Country Club at White Hut Road, Clare, South Australia 5453

Luigi’s Mulled Wine – $20

Luigi Delicatessen is making an Adelaide Mulled wine this Winter, which blends Adelaide Shiraz and 23rd St Brandy. Enjoy some of Adelaide’s best Italian food while you’re there!

Luigi’s is located at 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide

Adelaide Hills Wine Bar Mulled Wine

The Adelaide Hills Wine Bar serves up their very own homemade Mulled Wine, or Glüwein, made fresh every morning by their fabulous staff.  Word around town is that it is absolutely spectacular and some of the most authentic Glüwein available. The recipe is a bit of a house secret, however boasts the warming flavours of Citrus and Spice with the perfect touch of sweetness. They finish off the boiling process with a dash of their special Grand Prestige Solera Port for that added X Factor.

62 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf

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