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

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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 I turn to 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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