Best winter drinks

Best Winter Drinks

With the cold season in full swing, I thought I’d share a few good wintertime drinks.  When looking for a warming drink, many of you may be tempted to turn to the good ol’ classics like hot chocolate or anything with alcohol.  Even though these classics definitely do the trick, here are a few suggestions with a new twist…

For example, try this cocktail:  It isn’t served hot at all, but the lemongrass and ginger here will definitely warm you up.  Just mix together a slice of fresh ginger, a stick of lemongrass, 1 Tbsp of honey, half a lime, ¾ cups of apple juice. Shake everything in a cocktail shaker, strain and pour into a tall glass.

Hot tea will also do the trick. Try this orange-y twist: Boil together water, ¼ cup of sugar, 10 cloves, and 2 cinnamon sticks, about 2 inches long each. Remove from heat, and add any tea bag you have at home. Let steep for 4 minutes, then remove the bags. Stir in ¼ cup of fresh orange juice, 2 Tbsp of lemon juice and decorate with 1 slice of lemon. 

For something a little cozier, try this Toasted Almond drink… Perfect for drinking at the fireplace, or right after a day on the slopes. Mix together 1 ounce of coffee liqueur, 1 ounce of almond liqueur and 2 ounces of cream. Shake and serve in a glass with ice cubes.

And for that hot buttery taste, add 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar to a hot tumbler and add ¼ cup boiling water, ¼ cup of rum and 1 tbsp of butter. Serve in a glass and add hot water if needed. You can even sprinkle with nutmeg for that extra spicy taste.

Any wintertime drinks you’d like to suggest? Send us your recipes!