Cozy Drinks for Chilly Days
Drink up the warm comfort of these delicious recipes for hot chocolate, cider, coffee, and tea.
Recipe: Heartwarming Cider
Spiced with the right ingredients—ground ginger, allspice, nutmeg—this classic fall drink is transformed into a festive treat. Optional: Serve with rum.
Recipe: Gingerbread Cocoa
Apple pie spice and ground ginger liven up the flavor in Gingerbread Cocoa.
Decadent Chai Latte
White Chocolate Latte
Recipe: White Chocolate Latte
Enjoy the intoxicating aroma from a steamy cup of this frothy latte. It will warm you from the inside out.
Recipe: Pineapple Wassail
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.
Warm Citrus Cider
Recipe: Warm Citrus Cider
Orange and lemon juices add sweet wintry flavor to spiced cider. Garnish with an apple slice.
Apricot-Apple Cider Sipper
Recipe: Apricot-Apple Cider Sipper
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: Honey-Ginger Tea
We like it with a touch of fresh lemon juice. This recipe also easily doubles or triples.
Orange Spiced Cider
Recipe: Orange Spiced Cider
Deliciously sweet with a kick of tart flavor, this rich spiced cider has all the flavor elements you want for your next winter party.
Spiced After-Dinner Coffee
Recipe: Spiced After-Dinner Coffee
Steep coffee with cloves and cinnamon sticks for a delightful warm treat on a cool evening.
Orange Spiced Tea
Recipe: Orange Spiced Tea
Cinnamon, cloves, and orange scent the air, while orange liqueur spikes this cold weather soother.
Rich ‘n’ Thick Hot Chocolate
Recipe: Apple-Ale Wassail
Cozy up by the fire with a warm apple-ale flavored with allspice, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
Recipe: Orange-Scented Mocha
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.
Spiced Pomegranate Sipper
Recipe: Spiced Pomegranate Sipper
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: Capital Eggnog
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.
Hot Buttered Rye
Recipe: Hot Buttered Rye
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.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Mulled Cranberry Cider
Recipe: Mulled Cranberry Cider
Cranberry lends festive color and sweet-tart flavor to this traditional spice-mulled beverage.
Hot Spiced Cider
Recipe: Hot Spiced Cider
Cider—that delicious apple drink—is the perfect autumn beverage, so it should be a part of your Halloween menu planning. It is also the perfect way to warm up a chilly afternoon or evening, or the best drink you can imagine after you have finished trick-or-treating. With only six ingredients—including the garnishes—this cider is incredibly easy to make. To offset cider’s delicious, tart flavor, some molasses stirred in gives this cider a sweet kick. Once you are ready to settle down, and to let a cup of Hot Spiced Cider heat you up, garnish yours with lemon wedges, cinnamon, or whole cloves.
Recipe: Chocolate Latte
End your meal with a decadent cup of richly flavored Chocolate Latte.
Hot Cider Nog
Recipe: Hot Cider Nog
Apple cider combines with eggnog for a delicious holiday twist.