With the dark, cold nights of winter, we all feel the need to cozy up from the inside out. While hot cocoa or a good, strong cup of coffee is nice, you don’t always want a jolt of caffeine right at the end of the day.
But if you are abstaining from alcohol this month, you might be wondering what to unwind and warm up with when your usual hot toddy or glass of red wine is off the table.
Here are five comforting drinks that are guaranteed to warm you up, but without alcohol –
Here, a simple DIY version is used to make a mug of honey-sweetened chamomile tea extra comforting.
The typical way of making spiced apple cider is to let whole spices like cloves and cinnamon sticks simmer in it, this fast version opts for simply steeping a few bags of ginger tea in it. The result is warming and absolutely delicious.
It’s as good stirred into this milky tea drink as it is stirred into your morning mug of coffee. It’s worth making a double batch of the vanilla syrup when preparing this drink.
The milky sweetness partnered with the astringent black tea and the warm spices that linger between sips. This chai latte gives you complete control over your chai latte, from the tea and the spices, to the sweetener and type of milk.
You don’t need to have a scratchy throat to enjoy this soothing combination of fresh ginger, lemon juice, and honey but if a January cold has hit, a mug of this is sure to do the trick.