The holidays are upon us, and while it may be balmy in New Orleans as December begins, the nights are getting colder as the days are getting shorter. As much as New Orleanians love their frozen eggnog daiquiris this time of year, hot cocktails are another wintertime tradition, from the elaborate Café Brulot at Arnaud’s to a simple hot Irish coffee at Erin Rose. This year, a few newcomers are getting in the game as well, serving everything from traditional toddies to boozy, brown butter-based beauties.
Below, Eater tracks where to indulge in hot cocktails this winter, the perfect treat for warming up on cold nights or getting in the holiday spirit. If you know of a NOLA bar or restaurant serving a seasonal hot cocktail, let us know; this guide will continue to be updated.
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