01/10/2013 11:17 am ET Updated Mar 11, 2013

5 Smokin' Cocktails For Cold Weather

Since the discovery of fire, man has enjoyed the flavor smoke imparts to meat and hearty vegetables. But how can you enjoy that rich, woodsy taste all winter long—without hauling wood? Make a drink, of course!

While Scotch is often sipped solo, it's also the perfect ingredient to add a hint of smoke to a cocktail. Just a bit of, say, a peaty Islay whisky can add a whole new dimension to a tipple.

So try one of these five smokin' drinks—they'll warm you right up, and we promise there's no kindling required!

5 Smokin' Cocktails for Cold Weather