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Want a Warming Winter Cocktail? It Doesn’t Get Easier Than This

Stock these spirits to move beyond the hot toddy at home

Death & Co Denver makes its Return Trip Caldo with a mix of ¾ oz Braulio Amaro, ¾ oz Roger Groult Calvados, and ½ oz Lustau Don Nuno Oloroso Sherry, topped with boiling water and garnished with an apple fan.

Death & Co Denver makes its Return Trip Caldo with a mix of ¾ oz Braulio Amaro, ¾ oz Roger Groult Calvados, and ½ oz Lustau Don Nuno Oloroso Sherry, topped with boiling water and garnished with an apple fan.

Photographer: Jakob N. Layman

When the calendar flipped to December, New York’s Amor y Amargo transformed its outdoor space from a summery spritz café to Loggia, channeling an Alpine ski lodge complete with hot drinks spiked with a wide selection of amaro, Italy’s signature bittersweet liqueur.

For those who love Negronis and other bitter-tinged drinks, the amaro caldo—a toddy-like mix of amaro and hot water created in northern Italy—is a drink worth getting to know.