5 Drinks to get you through this artic winter

Frosty Footpath - winter snow
Frosty Footpath – winter snow (Photo credit: blmiers2)

It’s chilly outside, and your internal thermometer is working overtime as ice-cold temperatures freeze your bones. The one commonality everyone shares at the moment is how to get warm. While icicles form as clouds drop flakes of snow, all one can do is find simple pleasures to occupy ones time.

For me, it’s all about the drink. Listed below you’ll read about five delectable delights that I enjoy immensely.

1.) A good old fashion cup of coffee. The the java gods have Cup of Coffeebestowed upon me a dire need for this bitter-sweet delectable seed. (Yes the coffee bean is actually a seed. Please see earlier post, For the love of java)

The best thing about this drink is there are such diverse flavors and mixtures ranging from a black cup of joe to the sweet taste of a creamy mocha. And although you can sip on this beverage hot or cold, I prefer mine to be hot, hot, hot!

Jvas bailey's macro2.)The most obvious choice of a warm drink is naturally hot coco. However I like to spice mine up with liquor such as Baileys or Kahlua. Nothing soothes old achy bones like a hot cup of coco with a shot of elixir.

For the kids, put a candy cane in their cup for a hint of peppermint. They are unable to resist this concoction along with gooey marshmallows.

Tea Inventory
Tea Inventory (Photo credit: euphbass)

3.) For those brisk evenings a hot cup of tea hits the spot. Curl up with a blanket and let the brew work its magic. It’s just what the body needs to relax right before bed.

The best thing about this liquid delight is there are many flavors to choose. So pick one that suits your mood. From Mint Melody to Raspberry Zinger, there are no lack of choices.

4.)Bloody Mary with Smirnoff Vodka, the spicier the better. Most of the time this drink’s served cold, make it my way and the kick alone will warm you up in no time.

My recipe:

wpid-2012-05-19-18.16.05.jpgV8 Spicy Hot, three to four dashes of Cholula Hot Sauce, 1 tsp Lemon Juice, 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce, splash of Garlic PowderPepper, 1 Celery Stalk, and Pimento stuffed Green Olives. Of course don’t forget the Vodka, I use two shots per glass.

Exercise caution with this mixture as it’s potent and is known to knock your socks off.

5.) Wine. Yes I said it. What could be better than soaking in a hot bathTempranillo varietal wine bottle and glass, sh... drinking a glass of wine while reading a good book or listening to music? Nothing.

There are innumerable beverages to warm you during this arctic freeze. These are just a few suggestions. Use your imagination, have fun with it. You and your family can even make a game out of it to occupy the time while cooped up inside.

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