Warming Winter Beverages

When cold weather hits, warm your guests (or yourself) with one of these delicious hot drinks.


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Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate
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Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate

    Coconut milk puts a fresh spin on classic hot chocolate. Curls of chocolate dress it up.

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Spiced Black Tea

    Pomegranate juice adds healthy antioxidants to this cinnamon-spiced tea.

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Timberline Hot Chocolate

    This Timberline Hot Chocolate requires a major dollop of schlag, the German word for whipped cream.

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White Hot Chocolate

    To create the foamy layer on top, blend some of the hot chocolate mixture in a blender container until frothy, and add to each serving.

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Hot Caramel Chocolate

    Sip this creamy caramel drink for a welcome warm-up.

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Chocolate Cocoa Deluxe

    True chocoholics will want to use bittersweet chocolate, which carries a more pronounced flavor than semisweet.

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Chocolate Cappuccino

    Garnish this minty-coffee treat with a peppermint stick.

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Anise Coffee and Ice Cream

    Iceberg-like pieces of ice cream melt quickly to mellow steaming-hot coffee. Mimic the idea for kids by using hot chocolate instead of coffee.

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Cafe Brulot

    Brulot means "burnt brandy" in French. Special fireproof brulot bowls were important tableware in fine New Orleans homes during the 1800s. For a dramatic effect, the lights were dimmed before the mixture was flamed and the coffee added to it.

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Mocha Java

    Coffee and chocolate often are served side by side. This elegant drink combines them in a single, satisfying cup.

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Tea and Cider Wassail

    Let the flavors of tea, four fruit juices, and spices brew in your slow cooker. Serve the drink from the cooker or a heatproof bowl.

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Mocha au Lait

    Looking for an easy and impressive last-minute gift? Package one or more batches of this coffee- and chocolate-flavored drink mix in clear cellophane bags and tie with festive ribbons. Include instructions so your java-loving friends can whip up a great mocha sensation.

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Holiday Cider

    Warm cider gives off a heavenly aroma to welcome snow-laden guests. This recipe uses baked apples studded with cloves, along with fresh citrus juices, apple cider, and spices.

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Ginger-Lemon Tea

    Use a grater or zester to get yellow, flavorful strips of lemon peel and to avoid the bitter white membrane beneath.

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Spiced Orange Mocha

    Cappuccino goes a step better. Simmer coffee, chocolate, orange, and spices into this mellow brew.

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Hot Buttered Cider

    To make a hot buttered rum drink to enjoy later in the day, add 1/2 cup rum to this recipe.

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Mulled Raspberry Tea

    Here's a quick recipes that mixes mashed raspberries with tea, cranberry-raspberry juice, lemonade, water, and allspice, creating a rosy warm drink for any gathering.

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Cranberry Sipper

    Your slow cooker brings make-ahead ease to this recipe. The lively combination of cranberry, raspberry, and apple juices and a sprightly spark of lemon guarantees this recipe will be a spirited concoction -- whether or not you choose to add brandy or rum!

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Spiced Apple Tea

    Chase away chills with this soothing maple and cardamom sipper.

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Cranberry-Orange Tea Sipper

    The tea in low-calorie Cranberry-Orange Tea Sipper keeps it light.