Whilst the days are darker, lectures longer and the walk to town colder than a snowman’s pocket – here are a few drinks to warm the coldest of pre-drinks this winter!


What you need: Jagermeister, cheap energy drinks and a handful of ice.

Blend the lot and bottoms up.

Dark ‘n’ Stormy

What you need: Spiced rum, ginger beer and lime juice (optional).

Fill a tall glass with ice and pour the rum and ginger beer over, add lime.

White Russian

What you need: Vodka, Kahlua/Tia Maria and light cream.

Pour over ice and top with cream.

Flaming Dr. Pepper

What you need: Bacardi 151, Disaronno and half a pint of Dr Pepper.

Fill your shot glass ¾ with Amaretto and splash with Bacardi. Light it up, drop the shot into your half pint and knock it back.

Jamaican Coffee

What you need: Jamaican dark rum and coffee, a pinch of ground coffee and whipped cream.

Make a mean coffee; add the rum and coat in cream. Sprinkle the ground coffee all over for all the fuel you’ll need tonight.

Hot Toddy

What you need: Boiling water, a tablespoon of honey, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and as much whiskey as you can handle.

Pour the whiskey, honey and lemon juice into a mug and top it up with boiling water. Stir until the honey dissolves.