Hot Drinks For Winter: The only thing cozier than a warm blanket in front of the fireplace is a mug filled with your favorite hot drink! We’re talking warm winter cocktails (like cranberry mulled wine), cozy holiday punches, after-dinner drinks, and hot chocolate recipes that your kids will love, too! Whichever drink you choose, these recipes are sure to warm you right up. But before we get into the list of beverages, you might want to grab your favorite Christmas mug (or travel mug if you’re ready to brave the cold).
Ahead, you’ll find plenty of recipes that can liven up a fun Christmas party or tree-trimming celebration. For instance, hot buttered rum is a classic Christmas drink that’s warm, spiced, and spiked with rum. Likewise, Ree Drummond’s white hot chocolate drink doubles as a winter dessert. As a matter of fact, any one of these drinks would pair perfectly with a batch of warm desserts served fresh from the oven. Looking for a hot drink with a boost of caffeine? There are plenty of coffee recipes and homemade lattes on this list that’ll make your mornings cozier than ever (not to mention, they’ll help you get through your Christmas to-do list). If any one of these drinks sounds like an, whether it’s snowing outside or not!
Hot Drinks For Winter, This variation on spiced cider is made with cranberry juice, warm spices, and a splash of bourbon or brandy. We love how pretty the pot looks with the bobbing apples, cranberries, and orange slices, too.
2. Mexican Hot Chocolate
Hot Drinks For Winter, What makes this Mexican hot chocolate so special? There’s a pop of flavor from the cinnamon stick and cayenne. You can also add spiced rum if you’re looking to make it boozy.
3. Hot Toddy
Hot Drinks For Winter, You only need five minutes to heat up this cold-weather drink! It’s a quick solve to a chilly evening that simply requires hot water, honey, lemon, and whiskey!
4. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Hot Drinks For Winter, Just like the PSL you might find at your local coffee shop only less expensive and made with real pumpkin puree—this latte is a must-have when the weather turns chilly. Top it off with whipped cream and extra pumpkin pie spice.
5. Mulled Cider with Bourbon
Hot Drinks For Winter, This is a fun way to doctor up a container of apple cider. You’ll add fresh ingredients like diced apple, cinnamon, and orange peel, plus a good helping of bourbon.
6. Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Drinks For Winter, Warm, spiced butter is the key ingredient in this cozy winter drink. We use apple pie spice which has cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg, but pumpkin pie spice would also be a delicious option.
7. Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate
Hot Drinks For Winter, Making hot chocolate in a slow cooker is the best way to give your crew a warm welcome. It makes serving a crowd easy so all you need to do is ladle it into mugs and top with marshmallows!
8. Cranberry Mulled Wine
Hot Drinks For Winter, This drink is a favorite at Christmas markets across the globe. It’s a warm, spiced red wine cocktail that has a splash of brandy in the mix.