The winter to me is all about the hot drinks. Hot cocoa, warm apple cider, chai tea lattes, tea, coffee; you name it, I love it! It’s unanimous, we all love that amazing feeling of snuggling into a cozy blanket and sipping on a warm cup of your favorite beverage, while outside, there is complete snow turmoil and below freezing temperatures. With no place to go, the best option is to grab a good book, watch some TV, and turn on the stove!
1) Coffee – Pumpkin Spice K-Kup
The pumpkin pie smell gives off a very homey and sweet aroma, while the coffee awakens your senses and gets you ready to start the day! I usually put this in a to-go mug when I know I have to get out of the house that day. It brings the warmth of home on the go.
3) Mint (Nana) Tea
I could say that any mint tea will do, but NOTHING is comparable to fresh mint leaves! Whenever I have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of fresh mint tea, I’m on it! Go out and buy yourself a mint plant or fresh mint from the supermarket and experience pure enjoyment from this wonderful herb! Also try lemon-nana. I will probably post the recipe in the summertime. Too good…I’m tellin ya.
5) Hot Coca
The infamous chocolaty drink no one can resist. Done the right way, I’m talking homemade… delicious! The recipe I use on the back of the Hershey’s cocoa box. Add some marshmallows or a cinnamon stick and make this extra wonderful. If you want deep rich chocolate, find a recipe using real bittersweet melted chocolate. If you want, add a little bit of rum, whiskey or your favorite liquor to each cup. It will give that cocoa an extra surprise!