Ten classic alcoholic libations to pair with freezing temperatures

Let's face it: At some point during this holiday season, you're going to need a drink. And when you arrive at the bar, you're probably going to be near-frozen, because, you know, it's winter -- the time of year, when, so sings the song, the weather can be downright "frightful."

At which point you need to ask yourself a question: What should you order to put some fire back in that belly?

Herewith, ten classic hot libations as well as a few frost-melters that have sadly been forgotten.

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Teague Bohlen is a writer, novelist and professor at the University of Colorado Denver. His first novel, The Pull of the Earth, won the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction in 2007; his textbook The Snarktastic Guide to College Success came out in 2014. His new collection of flash fiction, Flatland, is available now.
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