3 Cold-Weather Drinks You Will Love and Where to Get Them in Milwaukee

3 Cold-Weather Drinks You Will Love and Where to Get Them in Milwaukee

Slip into one of these three boozy, warming sippers.




Hot Buttered Room

Von Trier | 2235 N. Farwell Ave.

You can hardly get more festive or comforting than a mug of Gosling’s dark rum mixed with a creamy, sweet, house-made butter-sugar-spice blend and, of course, hot water. Topped with a lemon twist and just enough pungent dried clove, it is one of Von Trier’s finest warming bevs. The homey drink also has a really long history, reportedly dating to Colonial times.





Irish Coffee

Rochambo Coffee & Tea House | 1317 E. Brady St.

Rochambo Coffee & Tea House has long crafted a superb, traditional Irish coffee, which starts with a heated glass cup into which goes the coffee, then the sugar, which is then stirred until completely dissolved. The Irish whiskey is added next, followed by another stir, then the slow application of soft cream so that it stays at the top of the glass. Time to don your cream mustache!




Hot Cider

County Clare | 1234 N. Astor St.

A sweet-spicy apple cider to which Celtic Honey liqueur and citrusy Bacardi Limon rum are added. Heated, then topped o with a cinnamon stick. That’s the way it’s done at the Irish American bar-restaurant County Clare. Curl up with your cider next to the warm fireplace in the cozy nook known as the Saint’s Snug.

This Story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s 2019 Drinking Guide. 

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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.