CityEats’ Picks: Winter Cocktails

With the temperature dropping, there’s nothing better than a winter cocktail to warm you up. From a hot toddy to a classic bourbon-spiked cider, here are CityEats’ 10 favorite winter cocktails.

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Jamaica's Discovery Bay

Jamaica's Discovery Bay

Andrew and Dayne Buddo ride Discovery Bay's rough seas with local fishermen. 960 1280

  

Fresh Grilled Snapper

Fresh Grilled Snapper

Head to Jamaica to sample tasty dishes, including this fresh grilled snapper topped with onions and spicy scotch peppers. 960 1280

  

Cuisine of Kingston

Cuisine of Kingston

Andrew and his guide Jacqui Sinclair make a pit stop to taste a few dishes served at food stands in Kingston, Jamaica. 960 1280

  

"All-in-One" Dish at Ishanti Ital Restaurant

"All-in-One" Dish at Ishanti Ital Restaurant

Andrew tries this dish; a plate called "all-in-one" served at the Ishanti Ital restaurant in Kingston, Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Preparing Lionfish

Preparing Lionfish

Andrew carefully cuts away a lionfish's spine before cooking it. 960 1280

  

Rastafarian Drink With Shredded Coconut

Rastafarian Drink With Shredded Coconut

Wolde 'The Yatti Man' Selasie prepares an all-natural Rastafarian drink by shredding coconut. 960 1280

  

Curried Goat at Angela's Shack

Curried Goat at Angela's Shack

At Angela's Shack, Andrew tries curried goat with steamed callalou, a traditional Jamaican delicacy. 960 1280

  

Jerk Chicken at Scotchies in Ocho Rios

Jerk Chicken at Scotchies in Ocho Rios

Jerk is prepared the traditional way on pimento wood at Scotchies in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Andrew With the Queen of Rastafarian Ital Cuisine

Andrew With the Queen of Rastafarian Ital Cuisine

Andrew discusses his meal with Yvonne Hope, the queen of Rastafarian Ital cuisine. 960 1280

  

Jamaica's Hellshire Beach

Jamaica's Hellshire Beach

Bizarre Foods photogs Adrian and Dane film Hellshire Beach, located on the southeastern coast of Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Crab at Aunt Merle's Fish Shack

Crab at Aunt Merle's Fish Shack

Andrew shows off his crab at Aunt Merle's Fish Shack in Hellshire Beach, Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Faith's Pen

Faith's Pen

The Bizarre Foods crew shoots a scene at Faith's Pen, a famous area that serves the most interesting food in Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Curried Tripe in Faith's Pen

Curried Tripe in Faith's Pen

Curried tripe with rice and beans is just one of several dishes served at a food shack in Faith's Pen. 960 1280

  

Food Crawl in Faith's Pen

Food Crawl in Faith's Pen

Andrew does a food crawl in Faith's Pen, where he finds this delicious pork dish ready to be served at a local food shack in Jamaica. 960 1280

  

Chicken, Plantains, Cassava and Fish at Faith's Pen

Chicken, Plantains, Cassava and Fish at Faith's Pen

At another food shack, owners display chicken, plantains, cassava, and fish consume, ready to be consumed by hungry customers. 960 1280

  

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Fried Pies

Fried Pies

Take a big ole bite out of a tantalizing fruit-filled fried pie -- and we don’t mean the McDonald’s kind. Tennesseans have been wrapping apples, peaches and berries in pie crust and deep-frying it for years, and they know how to do it right. 960 1280

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Sweet tea

Sweet tea

No Southern meal is complete without a glass of sweet tea. Iced tea sweetened with plenty of sugar is standard in the South, so consider this your warning if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth. 960 1280

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RC Cola and Moon Pie

RC Cola and Moon Pie

First invented at Chattanooga Bakery, moon pies are a Tennessee tradition. In the 1950s stores began selling moon pies and RC Cola together. The combination was the inspiration for the ’50s hit “Gimme an RC Cola and a Moon Pie,” as well as the annual RC Cola & Moon Pie Festival.
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Country ham

Country ham

Country ham is arguably Tennessee’s most famous delicacy. The hams are salt-cured and served boiled, broiled or fried, and give Virginia’s Smithfield hams a run for their money. 960 1280

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Fried catfish

Fried catfish

Tennesseans also love their fried catfish, a popular Southern specialty that’s often served with hush puppies -- little balls of fried cornmeal. 960 1280

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Stack cake

Stack cake

An Appalachian specialty, stack cake is made of thin layers of cake with an apple filling between each. Legend has it that the cakes were originally a wedding tradition -- guests would each bring a layer, and the number of layers represented the popularity of the bride. 960 1280

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes

The official fruit of Tennessee, tomatoes grow particularly well in the state’s soil and sun. 960 1280

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Memphis Ribs

Memphis Ribs

You can’t visit Tennessee without a big ole plate of Memphis barbecue, distinctive for its flavorful dry rub rather than the usual messy sauce. 960 1280

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Jack Daniels

Jack Daniels

Tennessee is also home to Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey; the famous spirit has been distilled and bottled in Lynchburg, TN, since 1875. 960 1280

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Baked beans

Baked beans

Bush’s Original Baked Beans also have their roots in Tennessee, but don’t bother asking for the recipe -- it has remained a closely-guarded family secret since the 1930s. 960 1280

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Biscuits and red-eye gravy

Biscuits and red-eye gravy

The perfect accompaniment to Tennessee country ham is a spread of biscuits and red-eye gravy -- a sauce made from a mixture of ham drippings and coffee. 960 1280

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Doc’s Rib Joint

Doc’s Rib Joint

Mikey shows off the best barbecue in town: ribs, fries, coleslaw and cornbread at Doc’s Rib Joint located at the Kingston Mines blues club. 960 1280

  

Kingston Mines

Kingston Mines

Mikey jumps on stage at Kingston Mines, the club that brought the blues to Chicago's North Side. 960 1280

  

Kingston Mines

Kingston Mines

At Kingston Mines, you’ll not only find great music, but also some of the best macaroni and cheese around. 960 1280

  

Paddy Long's

Paddy Long's

Paddy Long's prides itself on its bacon-infused menu. From a beer & bacon pairings menu, to beer-battered bacon, to a BLT overflowing with half a pound of “B,” there’s something to satisfy any late-night craving. 960 1280

  

Paddy Long's

Paddy Long's

Mikey makes some friends at Paddy Long's, an unassuming neighborhood pub. 960 1280

  

Paddy Long's

Paddy Long's

Paddy Long's offers a late-night menu full of the biggest and best bacon dishes you’ll find anywhere -- especially at 1a.m. 960 1280

  

The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern first opened in 1934, but has since expanded to several locations. 960 1280

  

The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern

Cheesy and delicious, a burger from the Billy Goat gives Mikey the fuel he needs for the long night ahead. 960 1280

  

The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern

A supposed curse on the Chicago Cubs and a classic Saturday Night Live sketch made the Billy Goat Tavern famous. 960 1280

  

The Billy Goat Tavern

The Billy Goat Tavern

Mikey works the line at Billy Goat Tavern. 960 1280

  

Diner Grill

Diner Grill

Mikey rubs elbows with a mixture of night owls, blue-collar workers and post-bar revelers at the Diner Grill. 960 1280

  

Haut Bay Market

Haut Bay Market

Lamb stew is on the menu at the Haut Bay Market outside Cape Town in South Africa. 960 1280

  

Cape Town

Cape Town

Snoek is a cheap, plentiful and popular local fish in Cape Town. 960 1280

  

Celebrity chef Reuben Riffle

Celebrity chef Reuben Riffle

Celebrity chef Reuben Riffle about to take on the massive local sandwich called 'The Gatsby" in Cape Town. 960 1280

  

Indian “chaats” or snacks

Indian “chaats” or snacks

Indian “chaats” or snacks are lined up for sale at a street-eat spot in Old Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. 960 1280

  

Dubai food blogger Arva Ahme

Dubai food blogger Arva Ahme

Dubai food blogger Arva Ahmed samples a variety of chaats. 960 1280

  

A plate of fresh-baked “kulcha”

A plate of fresh-baked “kulcha”

A plate of fresh-baked “kulcha” at Kulcha King, a popular hot spot in Bur Dubai. 960 1280

  

Old Dubai

Old Dubai

A visit to Old Dubai is like taking a trip into the past. 960 1280

  

Food guide Abdelkrim Raddadi

Food guide Abdelkrim Raddadi

Food guide Abdelkrim Raddadi samples skewers of goat throat and liver at the Asni Mountain Market outside Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Asni Mountain Market

Asni Mountain Market

Fresh donuts cooked in olive oil for sale at the Asni Mountain Market outside Marrakech. 960 1280

  

Beef and chicken skewers

Beef and chicken skewers

Beef and chicken skewers with a spicy peanut sauce for sale outside a mosque in Accra, Ghana. 960 1280

  

A woman makes corn pancakes

A woman makes corn pancakes

A woman makes corn pancakes on a street filled with food vendors in the Muslim Quarter of Accra. 960 1280

  

A bowl of “fufu"

A bowl of “fufu"

A bowl of “fufu,” Ghana's popular, but spicy, dish. 960 1280

  

Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana

US student Avery Segal studies local cuisine with Charity Ziddah in Accra. 960 1280

  

Fresh-baked kaek

Fresh-baked kaek

Fresh-baked kaek is the morning street eat ritual in Amman, Jordan. 960 1280

  

A morning breakfast tray in Amman

A morning breakfast tray in Amman

A morning breakfast tray on a street in Amman includes fried liver, hummus and an omelet. 960 1280

  

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