Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Hip-Flask Cocktails to Warm You This Winter

When you head out for your favorite outdoor activities this month, pack a flask filled with your favorite spirits. Here are some cocktail favorites to try.


Keep in mind that these recipes make one cocktail. Multiply ingredients by 2 or 3, depending on your flask size.


Another tip: you’ll want to treat yourself to the top-shelf liquor for these portable cocktails. The lack of ice in your flask makes the quality of your ingredients all the more important.




  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces Meyer lemon juice
  • 2 ounces water
  • 1 ounce honey-thyme simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 or 6 thyme sprigs


To make the simple syrup, combine the honey and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the thyme sprigs and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.


Remove the thyme sprigs and pour syrup into an airtight container. You can store the syrup in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


To make the cocktail, combine the bourbon, lemon juice, water, and honey-thyme simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake, strain and fill your flask. Enjoy!



  • 2 ounces Cognac (VS or VSOP)
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice


Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a flask. The deep flavors of cognac, Cointreau and lemon will warm you right up!



This one couldn’t be simpler. Combine equal parts brandy and Benedictine liqueur for a blend that’s sure to keep you toasty in the stands, on the slopes or out for a wintry stroll.




  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2-3 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 1 splash club soda or water
  • 1 maraschino cherry


Place the sugar cube in a glass and moisten with bitters. Add whiskey and a large ice cube. Add a small splash of club soda or water, to taste. Stir, with a bar spoon until cold, about 30 seconds. Pop the cherry into your flask and fill.





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