Five Belly-Warming Drinks For The End Of Winter

Five Belly-Warming Drinks For The End Of Winter


Despite a longing for the spring and summer seasons to arrive, I love to curl up by the fireplace with a warm drink in hand and a blanket wrapped around me during the colder times of the year.

Sometimes that drink can be a classic hot cocoa, but other times, it can be a little more fun. There are a mountain of hot winter drinks to try, but we don’t want you to get bored with the recipes that have been around for years.

We’re a fan of drinks that are easy to make†so we endeavour to make your life a little more fun and easier with these†five drinks to warm up your belly in these remaining weeks of winter.

Bourbon and Black Cherry Hot Chocolate

Five Belly-Warming Drinks For The End Of Winter

Itís hot chocolate, but for adults! Tell me one thing wrong with this picture-perfect drink and Iíll call you a liar.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz black cherry bourbon
  • 12 oz milk
  • 5 tbsp of your favourite hot chocolate powder
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings

Method

  • In a saucepan, mix the milk and hot chocolate mix over medium heat, never allowing the mixture to come to a boil
  • Add in bourbon and stir
  • Pour the drink into two mugs
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate shavings

Rumchata Spiked Coffee

Five Belly-Warming Drinks For The End Of Winter

Your evening cup of coffee just got improved ten-fold. Enjoy this amped up version of your favourite drink, with the added cinnamon flavour twist.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz freshly brewed coffee
  • 1Ĺ oz rumchata liqueur
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 4 dashes black walnut bitters
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon powder

Method

  • Pour coffee into a mug and stir in all alcoholic ingredients
  • Top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle on a little bit of cinnamon powder

The Snowstorm

Five Belly-Warming Drinks For The End Of Winter

Thereís still the threat of snowstorms looming over us, but worry not! While youíre cooped up inside away from the howling winds and furious flurries, you can bundle up and enjoy our Snowstorm, instead.

Ingredients

  • 3 oz bold coffee
  • Ĺ oz cognac
  • 1 oz hazelnut liqueur
  • Ĺ oz citrus-vanilla liqueur
  • Unsweetened whipped cream

Method

  • Pour coffee into mug and stir in all alcoholic ingredients
  • Top off drink with a dollop of whipped cream

Eggnog Espresso Mocha

Five Belly-Warming Drinks For The End Of Winter

Who says that eggnog canít be enjoyed after Christmas is over? Break out the eggnog once more and drink it up in this delicious warm, rum-infused concoction.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz freshly brewed coffee
  • 4 oz eggnog
  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • 1Ĺ tbsp cocoa powder
  • Semi-skimmed milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate chips

Method

  • In a mug, combine the coffee, rum, and eggnog
  • Stir in cocoa powder until it has completely dissolved
  • Add milk†to taste
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkle on some chocolate chips

Spiked Matcha Green Tea Latte

Five Belly-Warming Drinks For The End Of Winter

Not a coffee or hot chocolate drinker? We still have you covered, of course.

If you donít favour the rich flavours of the above drinks, youíll probably want to opt for this tea-inspired beverage to keep your belly warm on these remaining chilly nights.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • 3 oz milk
  • 3 oz water
  • 1 oz Irish whiskey

Method

  • In a container, whisk thoroughly the powder, milk, and water
  • Add this mixture along with the whiskey into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and mix well
  • Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and serve immediately

Fireplace, heavy blankets, and great friends to enjoy these drinks with are not included, but highly recommended.

Drink up, and enjoy responsibly!

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