Cozy Drinks for Chilly Days
Drink up the warm comfort of these delicious recipes for hot chocolate, cider, coffee, and tea.
Spiced with the right ingredients—ground ginger, allspice, nutmeg—this classic fall drink is transformed into a festive treat. Optional: Serve with rum.
Recipe: Heartwarming Cider
Apple cider combines with eggnog for a delicious holiday twist.
- Recipe: Hot Cider Nog
Bring the flavor of the tropics to your next winter gathering. This quick wassail will warm you to the toes and make your kitchen smell incredible at the same time. Strain the drink before serving to remove any remaining fruit or spice bits.
- Recipe: Pineapple Wassail
Apple pie spice and ground ginger liven up the flavor in Gingerbread Cocoa.
- Recipe: Gingerbread Cocoa
Cranberry lends festive color and sweet-tart flavor to this traditional spice-mulled beverage.
- Recipe: Mulled Cranberry Cider
Enjoy the intoxicating aroma from a steamy cup of this frothy latte. It will warm you from the inside out.
- Recipe: White Chocolate Latte
Make the perfect cool-weather party punch. This warm fruity sipper is sweet and spicy, and guaranteed to warm you from the toes up.
- Recipe: Apricot-Apple Cider Sipper
In addition to familiar lemon and cinnamon notes, molasses gives this cider a sweet kick.
- Recipe: Hot Spiced Cider
Orange and lemon juices add sweet wintry flavor to spiced cider. Garnish with an apple slice.
- Recipe: Warm Citrus Cider
We like it with a touch of fresh lemon juice. This recipe also easily doubles or triples.
- Recipe: Honey-Ginger Tea
Deliciously sweet with a kick of tart flavor, this rich spiced cider has all the flavor elements you want for your next winter party.
- Recipe: Orange Spiced Cider
When serving this twist on traditional hot chocolate, place the whipped cream in individual matching glass dishes so friends can pile on as much as they prefer.
- Recipe: Orange-Scented Mocha
Pomegranate, white grape, and pineapple juices simmer with cinnamon, clove, and ginger to make a fragrant, elegant beverage for a special holiday dinner or gathering.
- Recipe: Spiced Pomegranate Sipper
Steep coffee with cloves and cinnamon sticks for a delightful warm treat on a cool evening.
- Recipe: Spiced After-Dinner Coffee
End your meal with a decadent cup of richly flavored Chocolate Latte.
- Recipe: Chocolate Latte
Cinnamon, cloves, and orange scent the air, while orange liqueur spikes this cold weather soother.
- Recipe: Orange Spiced Tea
Cozy up by the fire with a warm apple-ale flavored with allspice, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
- Recipe: Apple-Ale Wassail
This decadent beverage qualifies for the name “sipping dessert,” whether you serve it with or without alcohol. You’ll have lots of egg whites left over—use them in angel food cake or meringue cookies.
- Recipe: Capital Eggnog
This warm whiskey cocktail will keep you cozy on cold nights. Topped with a maple-cream mixture and fresh nutmeg, it may taste more like a dessert than a cocktail.
- Recipe: Hot Buttered Rye