Any spirit, served neat, can help warm you up on a cold day. But finding a good warm winter drink, that's another challenge. There are toddies, of course, and some folk even serve their eggnog warm (which doesn't sound appealing at all), but we're going to make the case for mulled wine. An old school seasonal indulgence that's easy to make, and because it's only mildly alcoholic, meant to be gulped. Mulled wine is a guaranteed spirit raiser, whether you've just come in from the snowy cold or simply need a big batch of booze to take the edge off your guests. Back in old time-y England, wassail (a sort of hot spiced ale) was shared by singing carolers who roamed from house to house. Sweet and spicy mulled wine and cider then came to America with colonial settlers and have been perking up holiday festivities ever since. The added bonus? Whipping up a batch makes your whole place smell amazing.