Although the new season of the world-renowned Game of Thrones is still months away from airing, the cold weather is at our doorstep – winter is coming! Keeping warm entails staying indoors, warm clothing, hot baths, hot food and, well, hot beverages! We’ve rounded up a list of 7 hot and healthy drinks you can order in your favorite café!
Almond and Maple Hot Chocolate
I don’t know about you, but ever since I’ve tasted almonds, I completely forgot about peanuts and other nuts. I guess this is why they are so expensive. Almonds owe their hefty price tag in part to being exotic, but also to the fact that they are very healthy. Almond and maple hot chocolate is a healthy alternative to your regular hot chocolate that is just as sweet as the real deal. If you are a fan of almonds, you will love the almond milk and what better way to stay both warm and healthy in the midst of winter?
As you are probably aware, ginger has more than several health benefits and there really is no better way to start your winter day than with ginger tea. Drink it with a slice of lemon on the side and warm up while reaping all the health benefits!
No, there is no vodka here; only cloves, cinnamon, tea and juices. The Russian tea is characterized by an excellent flavor, especially if you go with the natural juices, made from squeezing citric fruits, such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits, etc. This healthy, energizing and tasty warm beverage is indeed quite something.
Christmas Rum Punch
It’s that time of the year – it’s Christmas time! If you are ready to get cozily tipsy with your friends and family in a home atmosphere, the Christmas rum punch will definitely do the trick! A warm beverage spiced with rum! If this doesn’t keep those bones warm, nothing will!
If you are a wine enthusiast who often tends to go through sore throat periods during wintertime, you’ll be happy to know that wine can go two ways, both hot and cold! This drink of European origins is usually made with red wine and a variety of spices. Served hot or warm, this beverage takes wintertime drinking to a whole new level! If you have a taste for spirits, you’ll be happy to learn that mulled brandy – a brandy-spiked type of mulled wine is quite a thing!
Finally, moving on to caffeinated beverages! Seeing as how eggnog is somewhat of a typical winter drink, why not try this energizing combo? The recipe is simple as long as you are equipped with an espresso maker with a steam wand.
Unless you’ve been living under a stone for the past couple of centuries, you know what the famous Irish coffee is all about. Just a typical caffeinated beverage, but with a twist: the magic ingredient of whiskey! Although this drink can be made with any type of the two ingredients, we recommend using Single O coffee products and a dash of Irish-made whiskey (the good old Jameson would be our choice).
Dandelion Root Coffee
Now, while this isn’t really coffee per se, it certainly gives off that flavor. The ingredients you will need are 4 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of ground roasted dandelion root, 2 tablespoons of ground roasted chicory root and a single cinnamon stick. Here’s the entire recipe!
These healthy and hot drinks will definitely help you keep warm in wintertime. Regardless of whether your goal is warming up with a tasty drink or having a few with your friends, we hope you’ll find your perfect beverage here!