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During the cold and dark days of winter, it’s comforting to curl your hands around a mug of steaming hot goodness. When days grow darker and the winds sharper, venture in from the brisk outdoors to sip on one of warming winter drinks, including chai, cocoa, cider, hot toddies, mulled wine and much more! Gather in the kitchen, hot drinks in hand, to spend quality time with family and friends, or just sit by the window with a warm mug and gaze out into a winter wonderland.

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Winter Drinks to Make at Home

Below we feature some of our best warming drinks throughout the years. From party-worthy drinks perfect for entertaining to calming concoctions well-suited for sipping alone, read on for a collection of some of our favorite winter drink recipes.

Tulsi Chai

In India, Tulsi Chai, made from holy basil, is used to treat colds and reduce stress.

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Spicy Hot Cocoa

This trio of cayenne, cinnamon and cardamom will definitely warm you from head to toe.

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Basic Black Chai

Sensuous, soothing and simply irresistible, this chai is the ideal accompaniment for savory scones or a perfect break on a busy afternoon.

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Pomegranate-Apple Cider

The herb trio in this mulled cider perfectly complements the pomegranate juice.

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Lavender Lemon Hot Toddy

Perfect for keeping warm on a chilly day, this nonalcoholic recipe combines lavender’s calming benefits with soothing honey and lemon.

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Mulled Wine with Herbs

This recipe for mulled wine is inspired by Glögg, a traditional Scandinavian drink which brings warmth and cheer during dark days.

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Holiday Sangria

A summer staple, it’s easy to turn sangria into a simple holiday favorite with the addition of a few seasonal ingredients and warming spices.

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Ginger Beer

Cantaloupe and honeydew lend a naturally creamy texture to this citrus blend.

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Pineapple Mint Punch

Refreshing and festive, this punch makes for a special party treat.

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This peppermint hot chocolate is perfect for keeping you warm on a chilly day

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Quickie Mexican Mocha

Use fair-trade, organic chocolate in this recipe that’s at least 70 percent cacao—the darker, the better.

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Wonderfully Warming Tea

Drink this sweet and lightly spicy tea to warm up on cold winter nights.

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Homemade Pastries, Candies and Winter Spices

What goes better with warm winter drinks than home-baked goodness? These pastries, candies and winter spices are perfect for dunking or munching. Try these recipes alongside your favorite warming drinks for instant winter cheer?

Anise-Scented Sugar Cookies

Rolled Gingerbread Cookies with Coriander Seed

Rosemary-Almond Biscotti

Lavender Shortbread

Saffron Biscotti

Saffron-Vanilla Snickerdoodles

Chamomile Vanilla Marshmallows

Walnut Rosemary Brittle with Sea Salt

Chocolate-Dipped Date-Nut Truffles with Coconut

Ribbon Candy

Wintergreen Bonbons

The Best Macaroons

A Guide to Buying and Cooking with Winter Spices






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