There is nothing like a hot drink on a cold winter day. We are so excited to share with you the recipes for our five favorite winter drinks that will keep you warm all day long. Enjoy!
Cinnamon orange tea
2 Earl Grey tea bags
0.5 inch ginger root
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon honey
Clean the orange and cut into thin slices. Peel the ginger root and slice as well. Put the ginger, orange and cinnamon sticks in a teapot, add the tea bags and fill up with 0.25 gallons (1 liter) of water. Leave for 5 minutes before removing the tea bags. Serve hot in tea glasses and add honey to taste. Decorate your drink with a cinnamon stick.
0.25 gallons (1 liter) of milk
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoon aniseed
4 teaspoons honey
Put the aniseed on a clean thin cloth (preferably cheese cloth) and tie together with a string. Bring the milk to the boiling point and add the little aniseed bag. Leave on a low heat for about one hour, then add the honey or sugar. If you would like to thicken your drink, you can do this by adding some cornstarch. Remove the aniseed bag and serve in mugs.
4 cups of fresh coffee
2 packages of vanilla sugar (or 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract)
1.5 tablespoon sugar
1 egg white
Whip the cream with the vanilla sugar and beat the egg white and sugar. Then carefully mix the whipped cream and the egg white. Divide between 4 glasses and pour the hot coffee on top. Finish with some chocolate flakes.
Spicy hot chocolate
0.25 gallons (1 liter) of whole milk
1 cup (200 grams) of dark chocolate
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/3 cup (75 milliliters) whipped cream
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
Break the chocolate into small chunks and add it to the hot milk. Slowly bring the milk to the boiling point and stir in the sugar. Next whip the cream together with the ground cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. Pour the hot chocolate in 8 mugs and spoon on the whipped cream. Finish with some orange peel on top. Enjoy!
1 bottle of red wine
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 orange in segments
1/2 lemon in segments
2.5 ounces (75 grams) of sugar
Put everything in a large pan and leave on a low heat for about half an hour. Make sure not to boil the wine. Next take out the cloves, orange, lemon and cinnamon stick. Add sugar to taste. If you prefer an alcohol-free drink, just replace the red wine by purple grape juice or bring the drink to a boil which causes the alcohol to cook off.
For more recipes see Some Like It Hot: 50 Drinks to Warm Your Spirits. Excellent as a gift too!