7 Hot Drinks to Sip When It’s Cold Outside

As the winter chill settles in over Hilliard, it’s a comfort to come home to all the fixings for a warm drink, or maybe loading one into your travel mug for your morning commute. If you’re tired of drinking the same old coffee and tea, here are some ideas for spicing up your winter drinks with some creative add-ins and variations. They’ll warm you up and give you a little something extra to look forward to.

Eggnog Chai Latte

Eggnog: folks either love it or hate it. If you’re among the former, you’re sure to enjoy this twist that adds spicy chai tea to the mix. You can use chai tea bags or concentrate and top with whipped cream and nutmeg if you like.

Instant Pot Apple Cider

A little more labor intensive than you’re average hot apple cider, but it makes a great provision for your holiday parties or even just a fancy Friday night. Simply add your prepared apples, orange, cinnamon sticks, brown sugar, maple syrup, ginger, and some optional spices into your pot with 8 to 10 cups of water and let your Instant Pot works its magic.

Creamy Gourmet Hot Chocolate

The heavy cream, espresso powder, and 72% dark chocolates make this an indulgent yet easy variation of your average hot cocoa mix. Add in your own variations such as lavender or peppermint extract, cinnamon, or nutmeg. 

Maple Bacon Latte

Boil cooked bacon in a saucepan with some maple syrup, strain, and spoon over your espresso or steamed milk, and garnish with your candied bacon bits for a sweet and savory treat any night of the week! 

Mulled Wine

You may have enjoyed mulled wine at a party or holiday festival, and you’ll be pleased to know it’s easy to make at home, too! This easy recipe just calls for wine, brandy, fresh oranges, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and honey or maple syrup if you like it on the sweeter side. Simmer for at least 15 minutes (taking care not to boil), strain, and serve!

Cinnamon Espresso Martini

Try a cinnamon-sugar rim for this tasty after-work beverage that combines vodka, espresso, and heavy cream. 

Hot Caramel Apple Cider

Simply adding a drizzle of caramel to your apple cider makes it a low-maintenance fancy drink that’s portable enough to take with you to work or errands and fancy enough to sip at home in your favorite chair.

On the go? Stop by our 24/7 coffee bar and grab a latte for the road! It’s just one of the perks you’ll enjoy when you live at The Pointe Apartments - Hilliard. We provide 13 modern and flexible floor plans to suit any lifestyle, from studio up to spacious three-bedroom units. Call for a tour today at (614) 845-6907.

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Dec 22