Hot Drinks for the Holidays

The Holidays are all about being together with family and friends, eating great food, and of course the drinks that accompany. We think chilly weather is a great time to explore a variety of hot beverages. Try one of these drinks for a smooth winter warm-up.

Hot Bourbon Chai - The bourbon trend is hot for the holidays. Add bourbon to a steaming Chai Latte for a smooth, mellow cup of wonderful. Froth and serve with freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon sticks. Now put your feet up and sip by a cozy fire.


Hot Cinnamon Twist - Slowly heat cider with mulling spices (slow cookers work great.) Dip each mug rim into cinnamon & clove-spiced sugar. Pour warm mulled cider into apples or mugs (for the grownup version, we like to add a little cinnamon liqueur. ) Serve with a cinnamon stick.


Hanukkah Hot Cocoa - Warm up after a day of sledding with this Hanukkah Hot Cocoa. Cut out marshmallow Hanukkah stars, using a cookie cutter or a sharp knife. Serve with dark chocolate shavings. Gift suggestion: mugs make sweet, inexpensive Hanukkah gifts. Fill each mug with a handful of marshmallow stars, then fill mugs with steaming hot cocoa. Enjoy!


Warm Vanilla Kiddie Steamers  - Grownups shouldn’t have all the fun when it comes to warm holiday bevies! Steamers are relaxing before-bedtime beverages, when you don’t wish to serve sugary or caffeinated drinks. Heat milk. Stir in a little vanilla extract, honey, allspice, and cinnamon. Heat again and whip milk until frothy. Top with a sprinkle of nutmeg, and serve!