These hot drink recipes include our favorite beverages to keep you warm, help celebrate the festivities, maybe even give your immune system a little boost.
Swedish Christmas Glögg
Glogg is Scandinavian mulled wine served at Christmas. This version combines port wine, brandy, whiskey, raisins, almonds, orange zest, cinnamon, and cardamon.
Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate
Rich, creamy, and divine. It also just happens to be paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, kid-friendly, and adult-approved.
Therapeutic Drink to Ward Off Colds
Forget Robitussin. This fragrant infusion not only makes a run to the pharmacy unnecessary, but it goes down with far, far more ease than that syrupy medicinal stuff.
This bourbon-imbued after-dinner drink, a variation on classic Irish coffee, is guaranteed to make everything alright. Or at least seem it in the moment.
Cold and Flu Elixir
Made with honey, ginger, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, and cayenne, this sweet sipper is incomparably better than those blechy-tasting, over-priced, brand-name cold medicines.
A better way to start your day. Uh, we mean, end your day. That's what we meant. Yes. End it. Ahem.
It'd be far more apt to call this "Spiked Cider" or "Boozy Cider" given the benevolent amount of bourbon in this toddy.
Apple Spiced Bourbon Toddies
Infinitely more complex than the toddy of yore, this little number owes its lure to apple-y cider spiked with a hint of star anise and quite an indecent glug of bourbon.
Spiced Milk Tea
This classic spiced milk tea is made with chai spices and—are you ready?!—sweetened condensed milk. It's ridiculously lovely.
Sorta amazing what loveliness can be wrought from just a stick of cinnamon and some hot water. So simple. So soothing.
You've no doubt heard the hype about turmeric being anti-inflammatory and healing. But the reason this turmeric lemonade rocks our world is its beguilingly subtle collision of earthy and spicy and sweet.
Chai Spiced Apple Cider
This chai spiced apple cider calls for nothing more than apple cider, your favorite chai tea, and a cinnamon stick. Quick liquid comfort.
Mexican Hot Chocolate ~ <em>Chocolate Caliente</em>
This concoction of hot milk and Mexico's incomparable chocolate is whipped into a frenzy with a milinillo--Mexico's unplugged answer to the immersion blender.
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