As we move deeper into fall and then winter, it seems that warm drinks are especially welcome. It’s a natural seasonal progression, in my opinion, we move from cold, light refreshing drinks to warmer, richer liquids to fuel our days. A natural tendency that I see no reason to shun. Grab those mugs and full them up with warm drinks for cool days in the coming seasons.
Let me just say that I have a pretty serious love affair with coffee. All things flavored coffee if I'm being completely honest. For the most part, my cup is usually filled with drip coffee and a just splash of goat milk. Now and then I do a fancy drink or make a homemade mocha but most of the time, I'm pretty boring. Still, that warm cup of coffee in my chilled hands after a morning walk is pretty much the best thing.
Perhaps there's a reason to skip coffee, that doesn't mean one has to miss the coffee flavor. Try these herbal substitutions full of flavor but none of the off-putting parts of coffee:
The great thing about herbal tea is that it can be strictly about flavor or it can be about healing. You choose what works best for you and your needs:
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:
Because is there anything more comforting than warm chocolate?
Let's be honest a shot of homemade cordial or whiskey in hot chocolate always works as a warm cocktail. However, for those times when you want something slowly mulled or even a little more special give these a try:
Fruity Warm Drinks
The seasonal fruits of fall and winter lend themselves very well to gentle heating and drinking:
Warm milk has a way of being comforting and soothing all in a simple cup. Use cow milk or non-dairy alternatives as suit your needs: