Ingredients:

  • 750 milliliters red wine
  • 1 large swath of orange peel
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 star anise, whole
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup brandy

Directions:

  • Bundle the orange zest, cloves, and star anise in cheesecloth and tie together
  • Add all ingredients to a slow cooker
  • Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours to infuse
  • Pour into a large container and refrigerate for at least two hours
  • Serve in SOLO cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces blended Scotch
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce honey syrup
  • 3 to 4 slices of fresh ginger root
  • ¼ ounce Islay Scotch

Directions:

  • Make honey syrup by combining equal parts honey and water in a saucepan; cook over low heat until honey fully dissolves. Let syrup cool in an airtight container in the fridge
  • In a shaker tin, muddle the slices of fresh ginger
  • Add the blended scotch, lemon juice, and honey syrup, and fill a shaker with ice
  • Shake and fine-strain into a SOLO cup filled with fresh ice
  • Float the Islay Scotch on top
Matthew Zach/Olivia Mack Anderson/Thrillist

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Orange twist, for garnish

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients to a SOLO cup, sans garnish
  • Add one big cube of ice to the cup and stir the ingredients until the drink is properly diluted
  • Add a swath of orange peel for garnish

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 hefty dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange zest, for garnish

Directions:

  • Add the sugar cube to a SOLO cup
  • Dash the bitters directly on the cube until it’s thoroughly soaked
  • Using a muddler, muddle the sugar cube until it’s fully dissolved
  • Next, add the measure of rye whiskey to the cup
  • Stir with a spoon to incorporate
  • Add ice and garnish with a large swath of orange peel
Matthew Zach/Olivia Mack Anderson/Thrillist

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • ½ ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ginger beer, to top
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

Directions:

  • In a SOLO cup, add rum, bitters, and lime juice
  • Add ice to the cup and top with ginger beer
  • Stir with a spoon to incorporate
  • Garnish with a lime wedge

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ ounces amaro
  • Club soda, to top

Directions:

Add amaro to a SOLO cup
Add ice to the cup and top with soda water
Using a spoon, stir to incorporate the ingredients