15 Extra-Simple Cocktails for Your Snow Day

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Another day, another snowstorm. A winter storm is about to envelop the East Coast, and you are probably planning to skip work tomorrow and avoid the wintry mix of unplowed roads and slushy sidewalks. Our strategy: stay in, stay warm, and mix up a cocktail instead of hitting the bar. But of course, if we're all staying indoors we can't be running out for some esoteric cocktail ingredient.

No matter what kind of liquor you have in your cupboards — gin, rye, bourbon, or another staple — we think we have a drink that can liven up your evening indoors. Here are 15 extra-simple cocktails, ingredients listed so you can see at a glance which one suits your snowed in liquor cabinet the best.

Most of these rely on citrus (bonus: avoid scurvy during winter hibernation!) and liquor cabinet basics like Angostura or orange bitters and simple syrup (get instructions for making simple syrup here).

Vodka with...

Gin with...

Scotch with...

Bourbon with...

Rye with...

Rum with...

Tequila with...

There you have it — our picks for a snowy weekend indoors. Add a good movie and some popcorn and you're set. Do any of these tickle your fancy? Or do you have another snow day cocktail?

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