Hot Sips: 14 Delicious Hot Drinks To Keep You Warm

Hot Sips: 14 Delicious Hot Drinks To Keep You Warm

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Faith Durand
Nov 20, 2009
We have had quite a few great recipes and good ideas for hot holiday drinks the past few weeks at The Kitchn. Here's a look back at over a dozen hot drinks, from Nora's hot apple-ginger toddy from this afternoon to hot chocolate on a stick to pumpkin spice latte (just like Starbucks!). It's great to welcome guests at the door with a cup of something hot, or to close a meal with a steaming teacup of coffee or tea. Here are a few special drinks that can be made at home, and made in crowd-sized quantities. TOP ROW • 1 Coffee and decaf are of course basic choices for an evening meal. Here's a post on choosing better decaf coffee, and another on making perfect French press coffee. • 2 Herbal tea is another great way to end a meal or warm yourself up in the afternoon. Take a look at this thread on Celestial Seasonings herbal tea. • 3 Authentic (masala) chai - Spicy hot tea with milk and flavors of cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. • 4 Pumpkin Spice Latte - Like that very popular fall drink from Starbucks! • 5 Malted Cocoa Mix from Alton Brown - Hot and milky, a true cocoa as opposed to chocolate. MIDDLE ROW • 6 Hot Chocolate on a Stick - Now it's time for hot chocolate - hot chocolate on a stick for swirling, sipping, and gifting. • 7 Hot Rum Cow - Now we're getting boozy. Sweet, milky, and strong. • 8 Hot Apple-Ginger Toddy - Ginger and apple! Totally cozy. • 9 Bourbon Cough Syrup for Grownups - Basically a hot toddy with fresh ginger and lots of honey. • 10 Chopped Apples in Store-Bought Cider - Slurpy, sweet, and a snack as well as a hot drink. BOTTOM ROW • 11 Apple Cider with Hibiscus Flower Syrup - Another way to spark up hot apple cider. • 12 Herbal Tisanes - In the winter, try a sage or rosemary infusion with mint leaves. • 13 Sujeonggwa (Korean Persimmon Punch) - Sweet and spicy, serve hot or cold. • 14 Korean Tea: Corn, Beans, Barley - Toasty, earthy, and unique. What hot drinks are you serving at your holiday parties? (Images: See linked posts for full image credits)
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