1 On a cold winter’s day sip a Hot Buttered Rum in the bar at 31 West; on a warm winter’s day, enjoy it on the rooftop terrace. 31 W. Carrillo St., 884-0300.
2 Elements heats things up with its “Firetini”: Absolut Peppar, a tobasco-salted rim, and jalapeño-stuffed olives. 129 E. Anapamu St., 884-9218.
3 The Eye-Opener at Tupelo Junction: Bailey’s, bourbon, and Peet’s coffee — not just for breakfast anymore. 1218 State St., 899-3100.
4 Shalhoob’s Manhattan is the only thing more comforting than Jill’s comfort food. 632 Santa Barbara St., 963-0378.
5 The Brandy Alexanders at the El Encanto are sinfully good, but drink more than two and you might find yourself renting a room. 1900 Lasuen Rd., 687-5000.