Warm your winter mornings, or evenings with tempting hot chocolates, creamy lattes and special winter cocktails. As a kid, the cold days of winter means warm mugs of hot chocolate with marshmallows and mulled cider. For adults, cocoa and cider are still as good when it’s cold outside, but there’s no harm in opening up the liquor cabinet and making a drink that is deliciously boozy. You can add just a shot of rum or whiskey to make your coffee Irish, but you can just as well conjure up a sophisticated cocktail and call it a night.
Here are some of our most preferred drinks for the colder days, and nights –
Old Fashioned Eggnog
Raw eggs, full-fat milk, and frothy cream make this the best drink of the winters, especially during the holidays. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg for a better taste!
Spiced Hot Chocolate
Not too sweet and not very complex to whip, Spiced Hot Chocolate is made all the more delicious with a hint of cinnamon, nutmeg and a dash of the cayenne pepper. Don’t forget to top it up with some whipped cream.
Hot Ginger Tea
Ginger has multiple medicinal benefits as well as a warming effect on the body, which makes it a must in the winter. Prepare yourself a home-brewed ginger tea and say goodbye to the cold.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte
We know it’s a fall favourite, but it still has all the right ingredients to ward off the cold of the winter. Divinely delectable, this latte is highlighted by flavour notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Simply speaking, a hot toddy is just brandy or whiskey poured into hot water. You can spice up this cocktail with a little vanilla or hazelnut flavouring. It’s warm, it’s toasty and just perfect for wintertime.
Malted Hot Cocoa With Toasted Marshmallows
Yes, this one’s as comforting as it sounds and not just for kids. Enjoy a hearty pouring of malted chocolate topped with toasted marshmallows to keep warm.
Warm Caramel Apple Cider
Spiced with cinnamon sticks, allspice and garnished with a dollop of caramel, this wonderful warm-you-up sipper will chase away the winter chills.
Which one’s your favourite? How do you keep yourself warm on a wicked winter’s night?