Cozy Up with a Warm Drink

Winter is just around the corner but don’t let the long nights and chilly temps stop you from enjoying the outdoors.  Find fun activities to keep you moving and warm and then when it is time for a break, cozy up to some hot beverages. Make a large batch of hot chocolate or apple cider and offer up toppings and add-ons to customize your beverage of choice. To make it even easier, let your crockpot do the work by keeping your drinks warm and ready!

Hot chocolate is the obvious first choice for winter warmups. Start with the standard accompaniments like marshmallows and whipped cream. Take it to the next level with toppings like toffee bits, crushed peppermints, flavored syrups, and sauces.

If hot chocolate is not up your alley, there are other hot beverages that will have you warm and fuzzy in no time.

A hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick garnish is perfect for a cool day or night.

Spice things up with a chai latte. It sounds fancy but most stores have chai tea concentrate available that will make putting this together a snap!

Other options are mulled wine and ciders.

Add adult flavor to any of these options with liqueurs and spirits. There is a new flavor of vodka every time you turn around, so find a flavor that will complement your drink like peppermint, vanilla, cherry or even whipped cream! Make it creamy with half & half and some Irish cream, spicy with cinnamon or nutty with Amaretto.