10 Warm Drinks That’ll Soothe Your Throat During Cold Season

updated Jun 20, 2023
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Come the first chill of winter, I can be sure of one thing: I will pick up at least one (although probably more like two or three) colds or sore throats in the coming months. My go-to used to be tea with honey, but I’ve discovered there are so many more easy-to-make and totally comforting warm drinks that calm my sore throat. From citrusy teas, to tonics, to steamers, these are the drinks that help soothe your throat during cold season.

Warm Drinks to Soothe Your Throat

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Flu Season Ginger Honey Lemon Tonic

This trifecta of soothing ingredients cures a tickle or scratchiness in the throat.

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Honey Chamomile Tea Latte
A warming decaf latte made with chamomile tea, steamed milk, and honey.
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Starbucks Medicine Ball
An easy recipe for an at-home version of Starbucks' Medicine Ball tea.
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How To Make a Chai Latte
Make a better chai latte at home than you can get at the coffee shop (or the grocery store).
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Red Wine Hot Chocolate

You might have a cold, but no need to push off the red wine so quickly. Instead, add a splash to your mug of hot chocolate.

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Gingered Hot Cider
All you need to upgrade your standard hot cider is a tea bag. Here's how to make a batch of this drink for sharing.
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Turmeric-Ginger Tea

This anti-inflammatory soother starts with ground turmeric and ginger, but go ahead and substitute the fresh stuff if you have it handy.

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Spiced Vanilla-Bean Steamers
This turmeric and vanilla based mocktail is your cozy alternative to boozy holiday drinks.
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Spiked (or Not!) Nutella Hot Chocolate

Sometimes the only thing that can possibly make you feel any better is a steamy mug of rich hot chocolate. But why go classic when you can stir a big spoonful of Nutella into your drink?

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How To Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home
How to make a pumpkin spice latte in your own kitchen, no espresso maker, milk frother, or special syrups required.
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