Drinking alcohol actually lowers the core temperature of the body. No doubt drinking alcohol makes you feel warmer as the blood-alcohol level rises. Alcohol is a vasodilator (another reason I always check blood pressure), this means that your blood vessels dilate, particularly the capillaries under the surface of your skin. The volume of blood at the skin’s surface increases leaving you feeling warmer. This draws blood away from your core, therefore decreasing core temperature. To maintain or even raise core temperature the opposite needs to happen, constriction of the blood vessels, meaning less blood flow to the skin and a higher core body temperature. As the blood is brought to the surface of the skin it rapidly cools leading to an even greater drop in core body temperature.
Your body likes to maintain a core temperature of around 37 C. To do this it uses the hypothalamus which has neurons that are sensitive to alterations in both skin and blood temp. When the body is exposed to heat (like the current heatwave), your body temperature rises. Receptors in the skin and blood pass the message to the hypothalamus, which then inhibits the adrenergic activity within the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) which is responsible for vasoconstriction and metabolic rate. When it senses that you're too hot we get vasodilation and a possible alteration in basal metabolic rate (BMR). We get greater heat loss via the skin and reduced heat production of the core body temp. If you're really hot such as when dancing or exercising we may find that the cholinergic sympathetic fibres innervate our sweat glands which release Acetylcholine (ACh) that stimulates sweat and enables us to further reduce our temperature.
So whether you're looking to increase your metabolism or trapped in a snow drift alcohol may not be the way raise or maintain your core temperature.