10 Warming cocktails to try in Ipswich

Sip on something to help you get over the cold winter chill
22 May 2024
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Whether you like them fruity, sweet or spicy – here’s 10 cocktails to try in Ipswich that will help you banish the winter blues.

Sugarmill Old Fashioned – The Sugarmill Restaurant

Old Fashioned at The Sugarmill Restaurant

The Old Fashioned is the quintessential winter cocktail due to its rich, warm flavors from whiskey, bitters, and sugar.  Its slow-sipping nature suits long, cozy winter evenings – get it at The Sugarmill Restaurant.

Espresso Martini – Pumpyard Bar and Brewery

Espresso martini at Pumpyard Bar and Brewery

Pumpyard Bar and Brewery make their espresso martini with a shot of fresh coffee, vodka and Kahlua.  It’s a seriously tasty drink and great when there’s a chill in the air.

Rusty Nail – The Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail cocktail at The Rusty Nail

It’s The Rusty Nail’s namesake and on this list because of the citrus and spice flavours.  A Rusty Nail cocktail is made with Chivas Regal (12 year), Drambuie and orange stirred over ice until chilled.

French martini – Monte Lane

French Martini at Monte Lane

Evoking feelings of warmth and comfort, the French martini at Monte Lane is a great choice for cooler weather.  This sweet and fruity cocktail, with tangy and tropical elements isn’t really French, but that won’t stop us from ordering one…

Spicy watermelon margarita – Bakehouse Steakhouse

Margarita at Bakehouse Steakhouse PHOTO: Facebook

Made with tequila, Cointreau, chilli and watermelon this spicy watermelon margarita from Bakehouse Steakhouse will keep the cold at bay!

Lemon meringue pie – The Cottage Restaurant

Lemon meringue pie cocktail at The Cottage Restaurant

It’s a dessert in a glass! With creamy, tangy and citrus flavours, the lemon meringue pie cocktail at The Cottage Restaurant is one to try!

Buzzed bee – Prince Alfred Hotel

Buzzed bee at Prince Alfred Hotel PHOTO: Facebook

A honeycomb flavoured flat white martini is what we’ll be ordering this winter from Prince Alfred Hotel.  The buzzed bee cocktail is made using vodka, Baileys Irish cream, espresso coffee and honeycomb syrup.

Passion fruit mojito – Ballistic Springfield

Passion fruit Mojito at Ballistic Beer Springfield PHOTO: Facebook

The tropical passion fruit mojito at Ballistic Springfield will have you dreaming of beach days.  The bold flavours come from mint, lime juice and passion fruit – yum. 

Aperol spritz – The Sourdough Crust Co

Aperol spritz at The Sourdough Crust Co PHOTO: Facebook

The Italian wine-based Aperol spritz served at The Sourdough Crust Co will transport you to summertime in Italy.  Made with Aperol, sparkling wine, club soda and fresh orange this fruity and zesty drink will ward off any winter blues.

Sangria – Montezuma’s Ipswich

Sangria at Montezuma's Ipswich PHOTO: Facebook

For a drink packed full of fruity goodness (just think of the vitamin C boost) then you can’t go past freshly made sangria at Montezuma’s Ipswich.  And did we mention on Tuesday nights your first glass is free, when you purchase an adult main meal?  If sangria isn’t your style then you can start making your way through the extensive margarita menu, try the strawberry, watermelon, coconut, banana or mango either shaken or frozen.  

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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