7 Hot Cocktails to Keep You Warm in Portland This Winter

by Alexander Frane on Nov 20, 2015 in Roundups

Fall has fully descended upon Portland after our long, hot summer. Temperatures have dropped, the rain has started in earnest, and the sun dips down by 5 PM each day. Now is the time we move away from frosted glasses of crushed ice and move towards mugs full of coffee, tea, cider, and booze.
 
Most bars and restaurants in town can whip up a decent Spanish Coffee or Hot Toddy, but there are a few stand outs that make either fantastic versions of the classics or offer warm drinks beyond the usual fare. Here are our favorites. Let us know yours on our Facebook or Twitter.
 
Huber’s
Portland’s oldest restaurant is certainly not the only place one can find a Spanish Coffee, but it’s the place most famous for it. Huber’s defines the Spanish coffee experience in Portland, with servers still performing their pyrotechnics tableside as they have for decades. (411 SW 3rd Ave.; 503-228-5686)
 
B&T Oyster Bar
B&T offers a take on a toddy with walnut and pear, and it’s perfect for the season. Clear Creek’s signature pear brandy, bourbon, Nocino walnut liqueur, honey, cinnamon syrup, and a poached pear make this a deliciously autumnal toddy. Try it at happy hour for $2 off. (3113 SE Division St.; 503-236-0205)
 
Hazel Room
As a brunch spot and tea house, the Hazel Room has a number of tea based cocktails. While some are iced, they also have plenty of hot ones to keep you warm, as well as hot coffee and milk drinks. Try the Hole Mole, with tequila, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, chocolate mole bitters, and cayenne, served in a whip-topped mocha for a great spicy and wintery drink. (3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; 503-756-7125)

Raven & Rose
We’ve written about Raven & Rose’s approach before: classic cocktails, executed perfectly. The hot drinks on the fall menu are no different, as it offers the three most classic—a Hot Toddy, Irish Coffee, and Hot Buttered Rum—but each is made with the aplomb and top quality ingredients that Raven & Rose is known for. (1331 SW Broadway.; 503-222-7673)
 
Random Order Coffee
This pie shop, restaurant, cafe, and bar serves up a number of classic coffee drinks. While there is no crazy variation on any of them, they are made with Stumptown Coffee, and all pair excellently with Random Order’s fantastic pies. It’s a great spot for a cozy date on a cold night. (1800 NE Alberta St.; 971-340-6995)
 
Clyde Common
Still one of the best cocktail programs in Portland, Clyde Common offers a delectable take on a Spanish Coffee. The Bridge Club is made with Canadian Club, brown sugar, allspice dram, black walnut liqueur, coffee, and thickened cream and is served during brunch. (1014 SW Stark St.; 503-228-3333)
 
Tasty n Sons
One of Portland’s most celebrated and busy brunch spots, which also sports an awesome bar, it’s no wonder Tasty n Sons has some great hot drinks to start your day off right. Try the Capone Cafe, with rye whiskey, Aperol, salted maple, coffee and whipped cream. It’s probably the only coffee drink you’ll ever see with Aperol in it. (3808 N Williams Ave.; 503-621-1400)

Newman’s Folly photo by Alexander Frane; Spanish Coffee photo at Raven & Rose courtesy of Watershed PR

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