3 Must-Try Winter Drinks
1. Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Red wine and hot chocolate? Sounds weird, but the truth is: it combines two of our favourite pairings – red wine and chocolate.It’s super simple to make and 100% Instagrammable.
Follow the steps below to try it for yourself:
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup red wine
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips/chunks
An optional pinch of cinnamon, star anise, cloves, nutmeg and/or allspice
Whipped cream for topping (also optional, but it definitely adds to the look)
Combine milk and chocolate in a pan over medium heat. Keep stirring until the chocolate has melted into the milk. Add the red wine & spices and keep stirring until the mixture is hot. Pour into 6 small glasses/cups.
Top glasses with some whipped cream, a dusting of cocoa powder and serve.
Recipe from Imma Eat That
2. German Gluhweïn:
A classic Winter drink that needs no introduction. Mulled wine is a European staple and truly one of the most comforting drinks in cold weather. Fill your senses with orange and spices and try this recipe.
- ½ medium orange
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 20 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 whole star anise
- 1 (750-milliliter) bottle dry red wine
- Rum or amaretto, for serving (optional)
Peel the oranges and make sure the zest does not include any of the white pith. Juice the oranges and set aside.
Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the orange in wide strips, taking care to avoid the white pith; set aside. Juice the orange and set the juice aside.
In a large pot, add sugar and water and bring up to a boil so the sugar dissolves. Once dissolved, add your spices, orange juice and zest.
Simmer the mixture for a minute or so and then add the wine. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20min minimum (you can keep this simmering for up to an hour to make the flavours more intense, but take care that it doesn’t reach a boil).
Ladle into small mugs and optionally add some rum or amaretto. You can sprinkle some star anise and orange peel on top to garnish.
Recipe from The Kitchn:
3. Irish Coffee:
Super simple and super toasty, this drink will warm you from head to toe. You can also swap out the whiskey or add amaretto to give it a toasty, nutty flavour.
Your measurements will be 1:1:1 for the following, so if you want to make more you can just double the rest of the ingredients.
1 cup of coffee
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 shot (or 2) of Irish whiskey
Whipped cream for topping.
This is super simple. All you do is add your hot coffee and sugar, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add your whiskey and give a stir before topping with whipped cream. Serve immediately.
Recipe from The Food Network:
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