Carolina Winter

  • December 1, 2015


1 cocktail

Active Time

5 minutes

Total Time

24 hours

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Carolina Winter

When winter falls on the Carolinas, locals often turn to the warmth of whiskey and coffee to keep their engines running until spring returns. Carolina Winter is a cold weather cocktail using TOPO Distillery’s uniquely delicious Eight Oak Whiskey. Infused with a subtle coffee flavor, this recipe aims to build upon an already deeply flavored spirit and bring some warmth and holiday cheer to your taste buds at the same time!


  • 2 oz. coffee-infused TOPO Organic Eight Oak Whiskey
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 oz. half and half
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • For the Infusion & Simple Syrup
  • ½ cup organic coffee beans
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar


1. For the Whiskey Infusion: Pour 1/2 cup whole organic coffee beans into one full bottle of TOPO Organic Eight Oak Whiskey and let sit for 24 hours. Strain the whiskey into a separate container and then use a funnel to return the spirit back into the TOPO bottle.

2. For the Simple Syrup: Combine a cup of water and a half cup of sugar and warm over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Pour into an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator.

3. To make the cocktail, strain the infused whiskey into a shaker filled with ice. Add the cinnamon and simple syrup and shake until very cold. Strain into a rocks glass and slowly top off with half and half. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

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