Pairing Winter and Happiness | Our Top Winter Drinks Selection

Pairing Winter and Happiness | Our Top Winter Drinks Selection

Winter can be a little dreary and unpleasant, but with the perfect warm beverage, that warm, fuzzy feeling is just a sip away!

Since one of the greatest perks of winter is coupling a yummy meal with a lip-licking beverage, we decided to put together a list of our favourite winter drinks – the perfect companions to cozy up with on a chilly day!

What’s even better, Eetrite has all the necessary products to make your delicious drinks from scratch. See our picks and enjoy!

Winter beverage #1 | Yummy Chai Tea

A cup of tea is the best way to soothe the day away, and we have picked our favourite – chai! Quick, easy and delicious, this fragrant milky blend of aromatic spices will warm you up from head to toe.

If you are a tea brewer at heart, grab one of our unique cast iron tea infusers to blend your favourite tea leaves.

Winter beverage

Ingredients

  • 8 cardamom seeds
  • 8 cloves
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 bags black tea
  • 8 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste

Directions

  1. Using a mortar and pestle, crush and blend the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns.
  2. Place the crushed spices in a medium saucepan, along with the cinnamon sticks, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain into cups. To each cup, add 2 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste.

Winter beverage #2 | Hot Cocoa with Toasted Marshmallows

Cold weather goes hand-in-hand with hot cocoa! Whip up a cup, wrap yourself up in a blanket and put on a good rom-com. You will forget about your winter woes once this sweet treat touches your lips.

Winter beverage

Ingredients

  • 1 serving hot cocoa mix
  • A handful of mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons malted milk powder

Directions

  1. Heat broiler (of oven or toaster oven).
  2. Place the marshmallows on a foil-lined ovenproof baking sheet and broil until just golden, about 30 seconds.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the hot cocoa mix according to the package directions.
  4. Mix with the malted milk powder.
  5. Top with the toasted marshmallows.

Winter beverage #3 | Mulled Wine with Cranberries

This winter beverage has a tasty kick and is perfect for entertaining friends on a wintery day!

Winter beverage

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 pieces star anise
  • 3 cups dry red wine (such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberry juice cocktail, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the wine and cranberries and bring back to a simmer. Serve warm.

So what are you waiting for? Light the fire and grab your favourite among the bunch – or try them all!

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