No matter what time of the year, it's always a good time to enjoy hot drinks, it is especially comforting in winter! So whether you are a coffee enthusiast, tea addict or even more adventurous, there are many hot beverages to consume when the cold weather hits. Discover 5 different types in this article!
1. APPLE CIDER
There are so many varieties of this drink that you will need several weeks in order to taste each one of them. Indeed, you can add spices or cinnamon, make it with butter or with cranberries,there are so many options. There is no limit to your culinary creativity with this delicious drink.
Apple cider is usually prepared in a pot with all your ingredients inside. It is recommended to use cinnamon sticks and let them simmer for a few minutes (depending on the recipe). You can add sugar or butter to the mixture. If you want to add a little fancy touch, add some rum to your mix. It will be a hit at your parties and get togethers.
2. HOT MULLED WINE
No, it is not only during the holiday season that you can enjoy this exceptional drink. The hot mulled wine is made with red wine, spices and fruits that you bring to a boil, let them infuse and then filter. Cinnamon, star anise and cloves are popular in most recipes. To select the right type of fruit, go with your imagination. It could be apples, oranges, lemons and even grapefruit. For wine, it would be tempting to take an expensive bottle, but this is to be avoided. Opt for a good fruity wine or a supple, aromatic wine at a low price. An over-bodied wine will affect the fragrant taste of the drink and the general experience.
Ah coffee, a hot beverage that awakens the mind and gives energy to some people. Many drink it black, with milk or only with sugar. There are several variations to suit all tastes. Among other things, you can find:
- The americano;
- The latte;
- The macchiato;
- The cappuccino;
- And even Irish coffee (with alcohol).
The list is very long when wanting to mention all the possibilities which differs depending on the nationality of the person. This hot drink can be prepared in many ways leaving you with an incredible array of choices throughout the year.
Many of these coffees are consumed with frothy milk. To achieve this, it is not necessary to have a steam jet. You can use a manual milk dispenser, all you need is hot milk between 65-70 degrees Celsius and a measuring cup.
4. HOT CHOCOLATE
Hot chocolate is an excellent choice for children and even for adults sometimes, regardless of the event. There are several ways to make hot chocolate. The one that comes to mind first is with cocoa powder, then add milk, whipped cream and there you go, you have a great cup of hot cocoa.
However, the best recipe to achieve an unforgettable experience for your taste buds is with melted black chocolate, cream, milk, vanilla and sugar. The good old recipe from our grandparents, it is even a good drink to have in the summer.
Are you one of those people who doesn't want to know about coffee for one reason or another? If so, you must be one of those people who has turned to the most consumed hot drink on the planet: tea. Perhaps you have already heard this, but have your doubts ... Well it is true! Contrary to popular belief, tea comes in first over coffee. Although tea is recognized for its many benefits, it is also consumed for its unique and sometimes original flavors. You can find many types of tea such as:
- Green tea,
- Rooibos tea,
- Black tea,
- White tea,
- Scented teas,
When we are talking about tea, we have many choices, the options are almost infinite.
As you may have noticed, there are several types of hot beverages that you can consume with friends, during get togethers or when relaxing on your own curled up in a blanket. Do not limit yourself to one choice, try them all, it is good to discover new flavors from time to time.