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As the seasons change so does what we drink. It happens slowly, but as the cold days move in, our mugs fill with hot drinks without a whole bunch of conccious thought.
It’s a great example of seasonal eating and if we can do it with warm drinks, we can likely do it in a variey of different ways.
But for now, let’s focus on filling our mugs with a cozy drink to take the chill off a cold winter day. There is a drink for all occasions on this list so, work your way down and find something new to try!
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Take a classic to a new level with these coffee variations! Nothing screams energy like a steaming cup of coffee. However, these blends do more than that; they give you rich indulgence, comfort, and maximum flavor all in one coffee cup.
The easiest way to spice up your coffee. This recipe uses tasty spices blended into the coffee grounds to enrich its natural flavor and then tops your mug with a seasoned, egg nog whipped cream for total indulgence.
Enjoy your lavender harvest all year long by whipping up this tasty latte! An invigorating mix of espresso and steamed milk paired with a vanilla lavender flavor that simultaneously energizes and soothes.
Skip the chain coffee house and whip up this latte instead! Made with ingredients you already have on hand and a strong coffee flavor; this pumpkin spice latte can be made as indulgent as you need it to be!
A dairy-free latte recipe with rich, bold, comforting flavor. Made with real maple syrup this cozy drink is a tasty blend of comfort and energy.
Skip the caffeine but enjoy the flavor with these warm drinks! These beverages have all the comfort of a mug of steaming coffee but use herbal alternatives instead. Perfect to sip on later in the afternoon or evening when you want comfort but not stimulation.
A creamy, coffee-like blend with a hint of chocolate. This mocha uses maple syrup as a sweetener to bring out the subtle flavors of chicory without overpowering them. Not only can you curl up with this warm drink, but you’ll also get a big dose of vitamins too!
Support your liver and curl up with your favorite mug! This coffee drink uses dandelion root in place of caffeine to give you all the nutrients without the energy boost. Roast the roots to bring out their natural flavor and prepare to be cozy!
Nothing says fall like a hot tea mid-morning to keep you warm. These tea recipes are more than just comfort though, they’re the perfect way to perk up, calm down, or indulge depending on what you need. Easy to make, curling up with a cup of tea is always a good idea.
The tea your body needs to boost the immune system and feel better! This tea recipe helps fight the common cold using different blends of comforting flavors melded together and sweetened with a hint of honey.
Not only will this beverage warm you up, but it will make the house smell amazing too! With only two main ingredients this tea is the perfect choice for cold nights out trick or treating with kids or even cozy nights in by the fire
Chai Tea Variations
This spicy brew has any number of adaptations and so easily be made to suit individual tastes. Try these as inspiration and begin mixing up your own chai latte.
Made with ingredients you can feel good about drinking. This hot cocoa recipe gives you a burst of energy making it the perfect mid-afternoon treat. Plus, with minimal ingredients, you can even make this mix into a DIY food gift.
A tasty peppermint hot chocolate base topped with fluffy whipped cream and mini marshmallows for the ultimate pick-me-up. This hot cocoa is festive, and creamy, and can even be topped with crushed candy canes for added fun!
A sweet, creamy twist on a classic. If you want rich indulgence, this is the recipe for you. White chocolate isn’t as bitter as typical dark chocolate making this hot cocoa deliciously sweet and perfect for cold weather.
Enjoy the comfort of a warm drink paired with an alcoholic twist! Though spiked hot chocolate is always delicious, these cocktails are classic cold-weather drinks that add a bit more zest to your day.
A natural cold remedy that actually works! Hot toddies have been used for ages to treat a sore throat and with good reason. The combination of warmed whiskey, honey, and in this case, lavender is the best way to ease cold symptoms.
A spiced drink perfect to kick off the season. This recipe is extremely easy and can even be made with non-alcoholic cider instead. Spice it up with some cinnamon, allspice, and fresh orange slices for the perfect cozy pick-me-up.
Creamy, buttery, and packed with Holiday spice. This class hot cocktail tastes like buttery vanilla in the best of ways. Made with dark rum and topped with fluffy whipped cream for a delicate but delicious flavor balance.
This red wine-based drink is then sweetened with brown sugar and lightly spiced with citrus and ginger. All you need to do is heat it, strain it, and serve the mulled wine with the toppings you’re craving. Whip up a batch and curl up with your mug as you peek at the Holiday lights!
Enjoy a steaming mug of spiced punch on a cold day. Made with fresh citrus and natural sweeteners this cranberry punch comes out with a bright color and fruity taste, making it ideal for the holiday season.
Classically sweet apples melded with comforting pumpkin flavor make this cider recipe one to have on hand. Not only does it taste amazing, but it makes your house smell wonderful too! Made in a sow cooker this apple cider is a great one to whip up for company on chilly days.
Made from scratch this apple cider is a great way to use up all the extra apples from picking! Simmered to perfection in the slow cooker with an orange cinnamon flavor the hot apple cider is then sweetened with a hint of maple syrup.
Just the mug you need on cold days. These warming drinks can be made with traditional cows’ milk or a dairy-free alternative to suit any lifestyle. Either way, they’re deliciously soothing.
Whipped up quickly this golden milk is a comforting, nourishing recipe to have on hand. Reap the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric powder and warm up at the same time. You can even make the paste for this recipe in advance to be used when you need it.
A caramel-flavored drink that despite its name is alcohol free. This popular recipe is featured in Harry Potter as the ultimate way to cozy up and it doesn’t disappoint! With only five ingredients it’s a simple recipe to keep on hand.