Our favourite winter warmers
Few things beat the warm glow we feel after finishing a hot drink on a cold evening, whether it’s something sweet, mulled, boozy or just a steaming cup of tea. We’ve collected winter warmers for all occasions, be it a drinks party, bonfire, crisp walk or cosy night in on the sofa. Read on for inspiration.
There’s no need for sickly-sweet syrups in this coffee, just a fresh blend of warming spices. For a more intense flavour, grind the spices with your coffee beans.
This grown-up, winter spiced punch is a great option for non-drinkers or those on driving duty. Make up a batch the night before a party for a richer spice infusion that can be reheated just before guests arrive. If pear isn’t to your taste, try our spiced apple punch instead.
What Christmas party would be complete without a piping hot vat of mulled wine? Cinnamon, clove and star anise fill our bodies with an antioxidant boost and our homes with a distinctly Christmassy aroma. It’s the most festive of tipples.
With anti-inflammatory turmeric and antiseptic honey, this is a great go-to when you feel the first niggle of a cold setting in. Enjoy a mug when you first wake up to feel rejuvenated and fresh for the day to come.
Masala chai is a spicy, warming hug in a mug. Make up a big jar of the spice mix to keep in your cupboard for when you fancy something a little different from your usual morning brew. Enjoy with breakfast or a biscuit or two.
Turmeric lattes are surprisingly simple to make at home. This recipe is caffeine-free so can be enjoyed before bed to warm the cockles. Simply swap the honey for maple syrup to make a delicious vegan version.
This chilli hot chocolate uses melted dark chocolate as well as cocoa powder, to make a thick, indulgent treat. Instead of a fiery kick, the chilli brings a lovely deep warmth to keep you toasty from the inside out.