Is the wintertime tableau of sipping a hot cocoa or tea by the fire missing a kick? Stay cozy and a special kind of warm with the help of some of Aurora’s local bars, breweries and distilleries. Whether you’re sipping on a fancy cocktail, craft beer or small-batch whiskeys and gins, they have something to keep you warm as the weather grows cold. Leopold Brothers Address: 5285 Joliet St., Denver Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday Contact: 303-307-1515, The Scoop: The Leopold brothers brought their distilling business to Colorado in 2008 and haven’t looked back. Sitting just across the Denver-Aurora border north of Interstate 70, this distillery pours spirits that range from aperitivos to whiskeys. For $5, you can sample up to five spirits in the tasting room; $20 will get you a tour of the distillery on weekends. And you’ll be doing good too: Net proceeds from tour tickets benefit Colorado nonprofits. Dry Dock Brewing Co. Address: 2801 Tower Road and 15120 E. Hampden Ave. in Aurora Hours: Tower Road: 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Hampden Avenue: noon-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday Contact: Tower Road: 720-662-7060; Hampden Avenue: 303-400-5606; The Scoop: This list would not be complete without Aurora’s original brewery. Over the past decade, Dry Dock has expanded from its first location on Hampden Avenue to a new facility on Tower Road. Free tours are available at North Dock on Saturday afternoons. Annette Address: 2501 Dallas St., No. 108, Aurora Hours: 3-10 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday Contact: 720-710-9975, The Scoop: Founder and chef Caroline Glover says she named Annette for her great aunt, who taught her to “have an opinion.” The craft cocktails at this Stanley Marketplace must-try spot have something to say, too. Sip on cheekily named cocktails, including $$$ in the Banana Stand, a blend of four rums and banana liqueur, and Til Death Do We Part, which mixes mezcal with smoked orange bitters and smoke. Stop by