Festive Drinks

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Winter and holiday months are all about mugs full of sinfully delicious hot chocolate and mocha delights to keep you warm and happy throughout the cold-blue season. It’s true that nothing warms you up like a steaming cup of chocolate or spiced coffee topped with cream during the winter. Read on to know more about the festive drink options to keep you toasty this winter.

Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

Unsweetened Cocoa powder – 2tsp

Maple syrup/Honey – To taste

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp

Hot water – 1tbsp

Milk – 3/4th Cup

Method:

  • Pour the hot water to the cocoa powder and blend it well.
  • In a saucepan combine the milk & cinnamon powder and heat it.
  • Pour the hot cinnamon milk and maple syrup/honey to the cocoa hot water mixture and mix it well.
  • Top it with your choice of topping or a beautiful snowman latte art to get that festive feel.

Christmas Coffee

Ingredients:

Freshly ground coffee – 16 gms

Cinnamon Powder – 1 tsp

Cardamom Powder – 1tsp

Nutmeg Powder – 1 tsp

Hot water – 300 ml

Whipping Cream – for topping

Christmas Candy

Method:

  • Mix well the ground coffee, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and keep aside.
  • Put the coffee mix in a drip coffee cone and pour the hot water over it in a circular motion.
  • Pour the strained coffee into a coffee mug.
  • Top it with whipped cream and Christmas candy.

Apple Cider Lemonade

Ingredients:

Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 tbsp

Lemonade Soda – 1/2 can

Honey – 2 tsp

Cinnamon Powder – To cover the rim of the glass

Method:

  • Dip the rim of the wine glass in sugar syrup & cinnamon powder, and keep aside.
  • Mix honey with the apple cider vinegar, stir well and pour into the prepared wine glass.
  • Pour the lemonade soda to the cider honey mixture and the refreshing festive drink is ready.

Tips: You can infuse this drink with any flavoured tea and dry ice to get that added flavour.

 

Sam Tan

International Barista Champion & ICCA Barista Instructor

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