Best Cold Weather Drinks

Baby, its getting cold outside! Time for something to warm your insides on those wonderful crisp autumn nights and into the winter season!

Here are a few of our favorite warm beverage recipes that can easily be doubled or more for a crowd. 

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Our favorite Hot Chocolate:


4 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
Dash of Cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 ounces dark chocolate (60%) grated or chopped finely
1/4 teaspoon Ancho chile powder (just for a little kick!)
Pinch of salt

Directions
1. In a medium saucepan, over low heat, pour in the milk, sugar, cinnamon stick and vanilla.

2. Heat until a very gentle simmer. Then take the saucepan off the heat and allow rest for about 5 minutes for flavors to develop. Be patient!

3. Place back over medium low heat and add chocolate; whisk until completely incorporated and mixture is hot.

4. Add a pinch of salt and ancho chile powder. Divide between 2 mugs and top with marshmallows.

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Our Favorite Hot Apple Cider:


4-5 cups apple juice
1/2-3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 ounces spiced rum (optional)
cinnamon sticks and apple slices to garnish

 1. In a small pot heat the apple juice, spices and rum (if using) over low/medium heat. Wisk often to blend the spices.

2. Once it's hot pour into two mugs and garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks. Serve warm.

 
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Our Favorite Vanilla Cafe Latte

Ingredients

1/4 cup hot brewed espresso or hot brewed strong coffee

2 teaspoons vanilla-flavored syrup (syrup used to flavor coffee) or 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 -3 tablespoons steamed milk

2 tablespoons frothed milk

Ground cinnamon or grated chocolate

Directions

1. Stir in vanilla-flavored syrup into the coffee or espresso. Add steamed milk and top with frothed milk. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or grated chocolate. Makes 1 servings.

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Hot Buttered Rum Drink

1/2 cup pineapple juice

1 tablespoon brown sugar

4 tablespoons softened butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

pinch of nutmeg

1 ounce rum. 

Heat all ingredients over a meduium heat. Serve warm.

Those are our favorites and well worth a try. Keep your drinks toasty warm for hours with your Stainless Steel Tumber (YETI, RTIC, LOOP etc) Let us know how we can help you personalize it!