These are dark times, friends. Winter's shorter days—along with the depressing state of current affairs—call for something a little stronger, perhaps with whiskey. Sure, it's more than acceptable (encouraged, even, in our book) to sip martinis all year long, but the cold weather is especially perfect for libations stirred with belly-warming ryes, bourbons, and Scotches. Naturally, Manhattan and Old-Fashioned recipes are a great base to work with, but you can also warm up with a seasonal punch and or a nice hot cocktail. From a homemade crab apple liqueur to an oleo saccharum old-fashioned, here are the winter sips to get you through the season's darkest days.