Nothing is quite as cockle-warming as hot alcohol

Hot buttered rum at The Wilde

Butter, vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinammon and brown sugar gets two slugs of rum, hot water and a gentle blast of steam to blend. We’re there.

Warm sake at the Japanese Bathhouse

Couple a cup of hot rice wine with a head-to-toe scrub and soak at Melbourne’s only Japanese bathhouse. It’s so comforting, they have to display multiple ‘No masturbating!’ signs.

Mulled cider at the Belgian Beer Garden

Rekorderlig’s new cinnamon-vanilla infused brew is being served up at a Swedish themed pop-up bar during July. Hopefully birch branch thrashings are available too.

Gluvine at Riverland

Got whingey out-of-town friends visiting? Wrap their mittens around a warm jar of star anise-cinnamoncitrus spiked red wine. If that doesn’t shut ’em up, push them into the Yarra.

Pleasant street tea at Borsch Vodka Tears

Don a bearskin and hit Borsch for a hot mug of turkish apple tea, pomegranate molasses and Medos honey vodka, or go straight for a vodka flight.

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First published on 3 Jul 2012. Updated on 23 Apr 2014.

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