Hot Sips: 14 Delicious Hot Drinks To Keep You Warm

updated May 2, 2019
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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.

• 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

• 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.

• 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?

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