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What drink do you like to warm up with on a cold, snowy wintry day?

Asked by Aesthetic_Mess (7892points) November 10th, 2010

If it’s a common one, like hot chocolate, do you add your own twist to it?

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Cruiser's avatar

A good cup of fresh brewed hot coffee is my go to for warming up on a cold morning. This last weekend I camped with the scouts and we woke up to frost on the ground and a dad had toughed it out got up early and brewed a pot of coffee that was liquid heaven sipping next to the fire!

erichw1504's avatar

Cocoa with whip cream and cinnamon sprinkled on top.

perg's avatar

Hot apple cider with a little nip of bourbon.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Hot chocolate is the best.

92elements's avatar

Ice cream works best

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@92elements To warm up??? Do you live somewhere where there isn’t snow or a set winter?

YoBob's avatar

Hot toddie:

Hot water
Cinnamon stick
Honey (preferably local)
A dash of bitters

marinelife's avatar

Hot tea. Occasionally, hot cocoa just as a treat.

perg's avatar

God bless Backpacker magazine – I was looking for the recipe from this month’s magazine for peppermint tea with some kind of chocolate liqueur and found this hot toddy recipe. They have a spiced cider recipe as well in their backcountry recipes pages.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Hot chocolate (not cocoa powder, but actual, drinkable chocolate) with whipped cream

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

When we were little, my sister and I would heat up lemonade in a saucepan. It holds no interest now, but boy, did we love it on a cold day. Then someone came up with Russian Tea. That concoction was divine.

Today, the standard choice after stepping in from the cold is a mug of tea with lemon or milk. If it is a special occasion, a cup of mulled wine is a wonderful way to warm up and relax with friends.

@Dr_Dredd I’ve read about drinkable chocolate, but have never had the opportunity. Where does one find it?

CMaz's avatar

Hot spiced apple cider.

lemming's avatar

Hot port. It’s perfect for a cold winders evening, and it always reminds me of christmas too.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I thought I’d see wassail.

diavolobella's avatar

Coffee with Bailey’s and whipped cream

gailcalled's avatar

Hot tea with a little sugar and a dash of rum.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@diavolobella That sounds really good.

diavolobella's avatar

@Aesthetic_Mess It really is. You can also make little variations to it, like a splash of butterscotch schnapps or Barenjager (honey liqueur) or perhaps Grand Marnier.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Hot water. I am not a chef ;)

CMaz's avatar

Hot water? That has to be some hot water. :-)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I’ll try to help you out with the recipe for instant hot chocolate, if it’s not too much of a stretch.

gailcalled's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille: And, for a small fee, I wil try to teach you how to make tea.

Lesson 1; The tea bag.

Advanced tea making; Brewing with tea leaves.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@gailcalled-I need patience more than anything when it come to cooking anything! XD
I do own a diffuser :)

diavolobella's avatar

A mug of tomato bisque soup is also pretty high on the list!

gailcalled's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille: I know that feeling. Boil water for tea in microwave. While waiting the three minutes, either brush your teeth or clean on shelf in the fridge. Use organic tea bag.

During the three minutes necessary to steep, shave legs, pluck eyebrows, clean another shelf in fridge.

Coloma's avatar

Tomato soup!

Mmmm good!

Evenings a shot of Baileys caramel in some decaf…purr. :-)

jellybingo's avatar

I definately drink tons of coffee on a cold wintry day.

Coloma's avatar


Haha…just read your Baileys sharing along with the Tomato soup, wow..we could be great room mates. haha

diavolobella's avatar

@Coloma As long as you don’t like a nice hot bowl of rabbit stew, we are sympatico! XD

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I drink hot water as well when cold and the caffeine is in overdrive.

wundayatta's avatar

Hot chocolate with Kahlua

gailcalled's avatar

There is a very tasty “almost coffee” beverage made with Cafix.

Hot water, 1 T Cafix, a generous dash of Godiva sweetened cocoa powder and a splash of milk.

(Don’t be put off by the ingredients: Malted barley, chicory, barley, rye, beet roots.)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@gailcalled -Good suggestions! I am a multi-tasker XD
@Pied_Pfeffer -You are welcome to come over anytime for a cup anytime :)

aprilsimnel's avatar

Cocoa, hot apple cider with cinnamon.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

A cup of hot chocolate with ground nutmeg in it and someone else who wants to cuddle up next to me.

downtide's avatar

Gingerbread latte (as long as it’s made with soyamilk).

Kardamom's avatar

The peppermint latte’s and caramel macchiatos from Starbucks are pretty good, but hot, unfiltered apple cider is the best!

@Adirondackwannabe what exactly is wassail? And does it have anything to do with the Christmas song “Here We Come a-Wassailing”?

downtide's avatar

@Kardamom Wassail is mulled ale (hot and spiced, like mulled wine) and is everything to do with “Here we come a wassailing”

YARNLADY's avatar

Hot toddy; whiskey, lemon, honey

Paradox's avatar

Hot chocolate or hot tea. I’m not really a big coffee drinker.

AmWiser's avatar

Hot Buttered Rum


3 C Water
1 Cinnamon Stick
1/8 t Ground Nutmeg
20 Cloves
¼ C Brown Sugar (or 1/8 C white sugar and 1/8 C maple syrup)

1.5 T Butter
1 Pinch Salt
3 oz Rum (dark is better, but light works as well)


1. Cook all of the ingredients except the rum together in a pan. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10–30 minutes (cooking longer will increase the flavor). Taste and add extra sugar if desired

2. Remove from heat and add rum, stirring. Allow to sit for 2–3 minutes so that flavors come together fully. Serve in mugs.

Makes 3 delicious cups.

@Pied_Pfeffer Here’s a start for finding Drinkable Chocolate

JustJessica's avatar

Abuelita hot cocoa… If you like a lil kick in it, try it with some peppermint schnapps. Warms me up every time!

Sunny2's avatar

Hot toddy or hot buttered rum for me! Unfortunately I can’t drink alcohol any more. It’s lucky I live where 45 degrees is considered REALLY cold. Ha. I grew up in Wisconsin.

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