In the Winter, staying in is the new going out! Avoid the chilly winter nights by having a cosy night in. So get in your favourite pyjamas, snuggle up with your special someone and warm your insides with one of these popular winter drinks!
More of an American tradition, Egg Nog has since come over to the UK, with plenty of Brits choosing it as their warm winter drink of choice. The concept of a drink containing eggs may put some people off, but it is actually quite pleasant, satisfying and sweet. Here’s a recipe if you want to give it a go yourselves.
Mulled Wine & Mulled Cider
If you want your house smelling of a delicious, inviting and warm winter smell, then Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider will definitely help with that! Made from a mixture of spices, with a bottle of red wine or your cider of choice, this is a one of the most traditional winter warmers in this list, and a perfect one to drink throughout the festive period.
This traditional Scottish drink is so simple to make, you can whip these up for family and friends whenever a alcoholic beverage is in order this winter. One of the most warming of winter drinks, Hot Toddy’s are made by combining a shot of whisky with boiling water and honey. Sugar can be added if a little more sweetness is required.
A faithful old winter favourite, hot chocolate is a delicious drink for those with a sweet tooth. For a quick fix, there’s a huge variety of instant hot chocolates to choose from, but if you wish to make yours from scratch for a truly delicious treat, check out this yummy and simple recipe from The Hairy Bikers.
Hands up-how many of you remember your parents making you this as a kid during the winter? Perfect for kids, and a healthier alternative to hot chocolate, a nice, steaming mug of hot Ribena is a sweet winter warmer, that also for some reason, seems to be a pretty satisfying drink when enduring a streaming cold.
Hot blackcurrant is simply made by combining the squash with boiled water from the kettle.
Coffee on its own will do a pretty good job of warming you up, but an extra yummy winter treat can be provided by turning it into an Irish Coffee instead. Irish Coffees consist of a mug of black coffee, with added whisky and sugar, whilst finishing it off with a layer of whipped cream. Follow this recipe for the perfect mug!
First appearing in J.K. Rowling’s popular Harry Potter book series, Butterbeer is not only a fan favourite, but also a tasty winter beverage. Butterbeer is made by combining butterscotch with sweetened condensed milk and butter. Some recipes also suggest adding in cream soda to the mixture for an even sweeter flavour. Give butterbeer a go by following this recipe.
Like it or hate it, there is no denying that Mead is definitely one to warm your insides this winter. One of the oldest winter drinks (records find it dating back to Saxon times), Mead is honey based drink, combined with alcohol and a whole list of other ingredients. It is served steaming in a cup, perfect for drinking around a bonfire! Want to try making it yourself? Then try out this recipe.