- 1 tea cup
- 1 OFFBLAK tea bag
- Boiling water
Step 1: Place the tea bag into the tea cup then pour boiling water into the cup.
Step 2: Allow to brew for at least 3 minutes.
Step 3: Serve it with a gingerbread man biscuit!
2. Indulgent Baileys Hot Chocolate
I couldn’t talk about the best winter drinks without mentioning my favourite! I’ve got a huge soft spot for this creamy and chocolatey delight.
- 50ml of Baileys Original Irish Cream
- 200ml of milk
- Hot chocolate powder of choice
- Whipped cream, mini marshmallows or chocolate sauce
- Or topping of choice
Step 1: Pour the Baileys into your chosen Christmassy mug.
Step 2: Add the chocolate powder to your milk (as indicated on packet). Heat the mixture to your desired temperature.
Step 3: Pour the hot chocolate in the mug with the Baileys and stir.
Step 4: Add your toppings of choice. I recommend a good dollop of whipped cream, a handful of marshmallows and a squirt of chocolate sauce for the ultimate indulgent hot drink. Yum!
3. Easy Spiced Mulled Wine
It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit, so why not recreate this old favourite? It’s a silky smooth blend of citrus fruits and delicate spices.
- 750ml of red or white wine
- 50ml of brandy
- 1 clementine, sliced
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 dried figs
- 4 cloves
- 1 star anise
- 3 black peppercorns
Step 1: Pour the red wine into a large pan and add the cinnamon stick, clementine, figs, star anise, peppercorns and cloves. You may be thinking peppercorns and cloves are a strange addition, but trust me they help to create the perfect spiced taste.
Step 2: Heat gently in a pan until it starts to simmer.
Step 3: Turn off the heat and take out the peppercorns. Add the brandy into the filtered mixture and stir.
Step 4: Pour into heatproof glasses and decorate with slices of clementine. Undeniably one of the best winter drinks, it’s like Christmas in a cup!
4. Warming Amaretto Coffee
This beverage combines your favourite coffee-blend (feel free to make it as strong as you like) with the warming sweet taste of almond. My mouth’s watering already!
- 50ml of amaretto
- 200ml of freshly-brewed coffee
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate flakes
- Cinnamon (ground)
Step 1: Pour the Amaretto into a mug.
Step 2: Fill the rest of the mug with hot coffee.
Step 3: Decorate with whipped cream, chocolate flakes and ground cinnamon. It’s the perfect after-meal treat!
5. Rich And Creamy Eggnog
Creamy and sumptuous, this drink is like a warm bowl of sweet custard.
- 4 eggs yolks
- 400g of condensed milk
- 50g of caster sugar
- 75ml of water
- 100ml of brandy
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
Step 1: Place the sugar in a saucepan with the water. Allow to simmer until the sugar has entirely dissolved. Take off the heat and allow to cool.
Step 2: Crack the egg yolks into a bowl and add the vanilla. Beat together.
Step 3: Add the condensed milk, the cooled sugar syrup and the condensed milk and stir together.
Step 3: Serve immediately for a hot treat! You can even add some decorative candied-cherries.
And there you have it, five of the best winter drinks to enjoy this November. I’m a huge hot chocolate lover! What about you?
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