Winter Holidays are all about a lil’ indulgence. Whether that means kicking your feet up next to the fire with a mug of hot chocolate or spoiling yourself with a little Linda Belcher-style ‘Christmas Magic,’ we believe everyone deserves a little liquid happiness once in a while. So, without further ado- our Top 10 Favourite Winter Holiday Drinks!
Sláinte! Skål! Santé! Proost! Cheers!
Chelsea & Finn
CHELSEA’S TOP 5:
Horchata Mexican Hot Chocolate. Hot chocolate with a twist. With an almond & rice milk base, this dairy-free alternative packs a lovely, interesting, heavy-on-the-chocolate flavour.
Winter-Spiced Pomegranate Sangria. Fruity and spiced and everything nice, a pitcher of this is sure to spread a little cheer at your next holiday gathering.
Throat-Soothing Chamomile Hot Toddy. While this is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, a cold is inevitable. Nip it in the bud with this soothing sipper.
Eggnog White Russian. Bust out that eggnog! This festive twist on a classic cocktail is sure to warm you up inside and out.
Crock Pot Apple Cider. Rum optional, but highly recommended.
FINN’S TOP 5:
Blueberry Tea. Winter’s answer to the Long Island Iced Tea, this steamy treat doesn’t actually contain any blueberries. Huh. (although some swear it tastes just like blueberries, hence the name).
Banana Hot Chocolate. What are holidays if not an excuse for a little indulgence? Luscious hot chocolate is sweetened with banana- not sugar- making it extra smooth, thick and decadent (and… making it healthier for you? I guess? Hm. Regardless, I will use that as an excuse to enjoy it with some soft liege waffles for a holiday brunch.)
London Fog. A classic, for good reason. Earl Grey, steamed milk and a touch of vanilla. Fuzzy socks optional.
The Hugo: Prosecco, elderflower and mint. Originally celebrated as a cool summer sipper, this cocktail translates amazingly to Winter holidays. I mean, what says Christmas/New Years/Hannukah/Festivus/Yule better than bubbles? Nothing.
Raspberry Elderflower Martini. Again with the elderflower, Finn? Yes. I love its fruity, sweet, vaguely floral flavour (and I love getting my cocktail supplies at IKEA). Easy to make in batches and with a lovely pink-red hue, this festive looking cocktail will have even the worst Grinches singing “Fahoo Fores Dahoo Dores…”