It’s time to put away your iced drink tumblers and get out those decorative coffee mugs. Now that it’s chilly, all we want to do is stay inside and sip on a hot drink and stay cozy. This New Year stray away from the boring store-bought coffee and bagged tea. Get in the winter spirit and spice up your average cup of joe. Try one of these popular drinks that will keep you warm all winter long.
Get extra warm by spicing up your average hot chocolate. Don’t just stop after you are done mixing, instead add some chipotle and cinnamon to your hot cocoa and you’ll have made a gourmet hot chocolate. It’s that simple. Want to add a little more? Add some fresh ground nutmeg for an earthy twist to your hot chocolate. This recipe is super easy, anyone can do it!
Nothing says cozy like a nice steaming cup of hot cider. Serve this to the entire family. Spice up your cider with some nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and orange slices in a saucepan over medium heat. Strain the cider, add some whipped cream and you’ve got the best cider in town. Add a cinnamon stick for some flare and you are ready to watch winter movies.
Want something a little boozy to warm you? This recipe is a classic for a dinner party or a Saturday night in. All you need is some merlot, oranges slices, cider, pomegranate juice, and classic spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and star anise. Want to bring it to a party? Make it in a crockpot! It will keep it warm without overheating it.
Wake up in the morning to a cup of this special seasonal coffee you can make in your home. No need to drive to Starbucks, this coffee recipe is easy. All you need to do is add some spices to your coffee and you are good to brew. Add some whipped cream and you’ll have great tasting coffee every morning.
This might be the most simple hot toddy ever. All you need is Frangelico, water, and whipped cream. Perfect for an after-dinner drink when you want some sweetness and relaxation. Did we mention its great when you have a sore throat?
Chai tea has become a winter staple. It’s warming spices and creaminess makes for the perfect cup of warmth. Try this vegan version for those who are lactose intolerant or just want to be a bit more healthy. This chai is so yummy and simple, you’ll want to go back for seconds.
This Peppermint Mocha Latte is a holiday and winter classic. Make this treat for you and your family on a snowy night and get close to the fire for some much-needed family time. This recipe only takes 6 minutes to make but tastes like it took longer. Add some peppermint syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder, and peppermint candies to some very strong coffee or espresso and you’ll be making this cup of joe every weekend.
Try these recipes in our Sturbridge living rooms and spend some time relaxing this cold winter. Make sure to bundle up with some blankets and pillows to make it even cozier. Let us know which hot drink is your favorite.