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Warming Cocktail Recipes from Andrea Gualdi

warming cocktail recipes

There’s nothing quite like a warm, delicious cocktail on a winter day! To help you unwind and relax, Andrea Gualdi, the winner of “Australia’s 50 Best Bars”, has curated 4 delicious recipes to give you that hygge feeling.

1. Chocolate Martini


30ml dark Chocolate Liqueur

30ml Vodka

30ml Soy Milk

Garnish: 3 burnt Marshmallow


1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker

2. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass with a melted chocolate rim

Note: For melted chocolate, click here for our best-recommended item.

2. Mulled Wine


1 bottle of dry red wine (can use leftover stock)

60ml Brandy

1 orange, sliced

2 bags chai tea (or alternatively 8 cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2-star anise)

45ml Maple Syrup


1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan

2. Cook on medium heat until it reaches simmer (a point just below a boiling point)

2. Reduce temperature to low heat, cover, and let simmer for 15 more min.

Note: Get yourself a fine strain and store it in a warmer by clicking here

3. Irish Coffee


45ml Irish whiskey

10ml demerara / muscovado / brown sugar syrup – 2 parts sugar: 1 part water

60ml filter coffee (hot)

40ml double cream / heavy cream / vegan cream – float on top |


1. Pour all ingredients into a warm Irish coffee glass

2. Pour cream into a squeezing bottle and give a quick shake before pouring to create a layer

4. Zero-Proof: Mexican Hot Chocolate


1 lt unsweetened almond milk

600ml coconut cream

300 gr dark chocolate – chopped

½ tablespoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon chilli powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

120ml agave syrup


1. Combine all ingredients

2. Slow cook and mix to dissolve (this will take approximately 2-3 hours, so ensure to have enough time before consumption)

Note: Purchase a slow cooker, click here for our recommendation.

And just like that, you’ve got yourself 4 delicious ideas for a cozy evening at home.

Alternatively, you can indulge in the ultimate delicacies prepared by our professional bar teams across all Ovolo and by Ovolo Hotels in Australia with our curated hygge package.

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