5 Cozy Drinks for Winter

December 11, 2020

Winter is here and this year we are going all in on the hibernating. We’ve got plenty of books, crafts and shows lined up to make staying in and staying cozy a bit more fun. And all of these activities pair well with hot drinks in our favorite mug. For us, mornings are made for fueling up on tea or coffee. Evenings, however, we reach for a little more flavor, spice and maybe even a little something extra to warm us up. Need a bit of inspiration to spice up your winter?  

Here are 5 cozy drinks to warm you up:

Mulled Apple Cider
The cravings for cider definitely start when fall hits but warming it up and adding dark spices keep this festive all through the winter too. Mulling cider also has the added benefit of making your whole home smell amazing while it’s simmering on the stove or even in your slow cooker. Recipe >

Spanish Hot Chocolate
Anyone who has spent time in Spain know how much the Spanish love their chocolate and specifically hot chocolate. The hot chocolate there is very thick, rich and intense. It’s popular for breakfast with churros for dipping. It’s also delicious as a dessert. Recipe >

Mulled Wine
Have you ever bought a bottle of wine and after a few sips decided that you didn’t like it? We all have and it’s always a drag. Rather than suffer through it or pouring it down the drain, use it for mulled wine and give it a second chance at making you happy. Recipe >

Hot Toddy
If you’re a fan of an old-fashioned, you’ll probably love its warm cousin the hot toddy. Made with a base of whiskey, sugar and hot water, there are a lot of ways to add other layers of flavor with garnishes of spices or citrus. Recipe >

Warm Tea & Cider Punch
Not as popular, but tea and cider should be on your radar. This warm drink gets its sweetness from apple cider, with a base of bourbon. Simmered together with tea and lemon helps to balance it out with acidity. Recipe >

Whether you need to warm up after a walk in the snow or just want to binge watch your favorite show in front of the fire, any one of these cozy drinks will be sure to warm you up. And of course, they all taste even better from your favorite mug.

This blog post was written by Kristin Crane.