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Cold Weather Drink Recipes to Try This Winter

When cold weather hits, you’re going to want to try some of these cozy drink recipes to warm you up on those long, chilly nights.

Earlier this week we did a post about some yummy, homemade hot cocoa recipes. But, what about all the other cold weather drinks that can nourish your body and/or warm you up on a cold day?

Today we’re covering all those delicious drinks. Some you’ve definitely heard of and some might be new to you. Either way, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

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Stay warm and cozy all winter long with these cold weather drink recipes. Winter never tasted so good! | We Three Shanes

Hot Drink Recipes

Let’s begin with the hot drinks that are perfect for drinking on a cold night.

I’m staring the list of with some good old apple cider recipes. But, keep scrolling for lots more fun drink recipes to try this winter season.

Apple cider being cooked in a white crockpot with apples slices and cinnamon sticks floating on top.

Homemade Apple Cider – There is nothing like a mug of warm, perfectly spiced Homemade Apple Cider made in the slow cooker during the colder months of the year. It’s perfect for sipping when the air gets chilly and apples are in season! by House of Nash Eats

Instant pot of mulled cider with apple and orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and cranberries.

Instant Pot Mulled Cider – Fragrant and comforting Instant Pot Apple Cider is full of amazing fall flavor! Instant Pot Mulled Cider is the perfect drink for serving during the holiday season. by Recipes From a Pantry

Crockpot full of cider, apple and orange slices, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.

Apple and Citrus Cider – This slow cooker apple cider recipe is infused with citrus and spices and simmered to perfection. by Dinner at the Zoo

Two clear glasses full of orange drink.  Sitting on light wood with cinnamon sticks laying next to the glasses.

Wassail – Enjoy a homemade Wassail! A delicious hot cider drink that combines the flavors of orange, apple cider, cinnamon, and spices. by Julie Measures

Deep red drink in clear mug with cinnamon stick. Sitting on a dark wood table with dried orange slices and spices scattered around.

Cherry Mulled Mocktail – This alcohol free mulled cherry drink is filled with fruity flavors and spices. By In the Playroom

Clear mug of deep red drink with a cinnamon stick popping out. Sitting on a round cut of wood.

Sorrel – is a refreshing sweet and tart Caribbean drink of steeped Sorrel (Hibiscus) with cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Enjoy it cold, in a tasty rum or wine cocktail, or as a hot cider this holiday season. by Dish in the Kitchen

Two white, frothy drinks in white mugs, dried rose petals sprinkled on top. Sitting on a white tray on top of a pink table.

Rose Chai Latte – Don’t want to spend money on a rose chai latte from the coffee shop? Make one at home for much less. by Amanda Willens

Dark brown tea in colorful animal mugs on a wood table.

Mumbai Chai – Cardamom and Ginger tea that’s found on the streets of Mumbai now brought to your own home. by Spice and Life

orange-brown drink in a brown mug.

Chai Pumpkin Spice Tea – This pumpkin spice tea is the perfect boost on a cold fall day. by Masala Herb

Cream colored mug with a creamy orange drink topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon. Small pumpkins and cinnamon sticks in the background.

Hot Pumpkin Spiced Drink – If you’re looking for something cozy, this Hot Pumpkin Spice Drink is exactly what you need! by The Work Top

Creamy, light brown drink in a clear mug

Warm Vanilla Custard – This creamy drink is easy to make and is such a cozy snack or even a lighter breakfast! by Thrifty Frugal Mom

Thick choclate drink in a ceramic Mexican mug sitting on a folded white towel.

Champurrado – a thick chocolate drink from Mexico. It’s a hearty drink made with chocolate, canela, piloncillo and thickened with masa. by Mexican Made Meatless

Chocolate drink in a Mexican Mug with flower design.

Atole de Chocolate – is a silky smooth Mexican chocolate drink. Served warm and incredibly delicious. by Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

Over view shot of white drink in a clear mug with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Maple Steamer – Sweetened with maple syrup, this Maple Steamer recipe is a lightly sweet, comforting hot beverage. by As For Me and My Homestead

White drink in two clear mugs topped with chopped almonds, pistachios, and shredded coconut.

Sahlab – Mediterranean Milk Pudding is the best hot drink that is suitable for cold weather. It will keep you warm during the winter season. by Healthy Life Trainer

Dark mug full of bright yellow liquid with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Golden Milk – Made with plant-based milk and spices like turmeric and cinnamon, this healthy drink is the perfect boost on a cold day. by Plant Based on a Budget


Tea Drink Recipes to Keep you Healthy and Warm

My family love to sip tea during the cold winter nights so I can’t wait to try some of these recipes.

Fancy crystal goblet with orange drink and a cinnamon stick.

Orange Spiced Tea – Make this easy-to-make cinnamon orange spiced tea recipe for holiday parties. It’s the perfect tea to serve to guests on a cold day during the holiday season. by The Mama Cooks

Clear yellow tea in a clear mug with a little spoon sticking out.

Lemongrass Ginger Tea – comes with a gentle warmth from ginger and relaxing fragrance from lemongrass. A quick and easy drink to make in winter. by Delightful Plate

Clear mug full of a bright yellow drink,  known as medicine ball tea.

Medicine Ball Tea – Also known as the Cold Buster, the Medicine Ball Tea was a Starbucks secret menu item. Now, you can find it on the menu as Honey Citrus Mint Tea. See how easy it is to make this popular Starbucks drink at home. by Oh, How Civilized

Clay mug of purple tea on a wood table with elderberries all around.

Elderberry Tea – is a powerful natural source of vitamins and antioxidants that stimulates your immune system and help you protect against cold and flu. by Simply Beyond Herbs

Clear mug with a light pink clear drink, on a dark blue slab, with small oval shaped rosehip berries all around.

Rosehip Tea – Made of the fruits of wild roses, rosehip tea is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that may strengthen our immune system and help with weight loss. by Simple Beyond Herbs

Light green tea in a clear cup with floating mint leaves.

Fresh Mint Tea – Is simple to make and is the perfect stress buster after a long day. by Flavours Treat

Clear mug of orange-brown tea sitting on a fabric covered table with blurred twinkle lights in the background.

Russian Tea – is a cozy citrus-tea mixture, enhanced with warm mulling spices. Dry mix last months on the shelf; when ready to serve, simply add hot water and stir. by The Good Hearted Woman

Orange drink in a clear mug sitting on a table with orange slices, a bottle of honey, and a bottle of apple cider vinegar.

Honey Orange Vitamin C Drink – When it’s time to boost your immunity, warm up a mug of our Honey Orange Vitamin C Drink. by Swirls of Flavor

Bright yellowish-orange drinks in tall, clear glasses sitting on a slab of log.

Turmeric and AVC Drink – Enjoy this invigorating drink of turmeric and ACV with lemon juice, honey, and water for a quick, semi-sweet refreshment. by Healthy Recipes 101


Cold Drink Recipes

Okay, so even though warm drinks are the best when it’s cold outside, it’s still nice to have a couple of cold options too. Hello, Eggnog! Plus a couple of other cold drink recipe to enjoy before winter.

Two cups of homemade eggnog with cinnamon sticks popping out of each cup.

Homemade Non-Alcoholic Eggnog – The cold weather season just wouldn’t be the same without a glass of this decadent homemade eggnog! Grab this classic, old-fashioned, creamy, one-pan treat and get ready to pass out the recipe because everyone will want it. by Made in a Pinch

Two glasses of vegan eggnog on a white table.

Vegan Eggnog – A classic holiday beverage made vegan, gluten-free, paleo, top-8 allergy-free, and sugar-free! This Homemade Vegan Eggnog, aka “Hempnog”, will be a standout drink recipe to include this season! Even the non-eggnog drinkers will fall in love! by Strength and Sunshine

Clear tall glass filled with pumpkin juice with white and black polk-a-dot straw in cup.

Pumpkin Juice – This easy homemade Harry Potter inspired Pumpkin Juice is the most popular non-alcoholic beverage in the wizarding world and it’s a must for the Fall season! Made with real pumpkin, apple cider, and warm and cozy spices for a delicious drink that is sure to delight wizards, witches, and muggles alike! by House of Dash Eats

3 tall clear galsses filled with pumpkin smoothies, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Pumpkin Smoothie – This easy Pumpkin Smoothie is made with simple and healthy ingredients such as banana, unsweetened pumpkin puree, chia seeds, plain yogurt, pumpkin spice, and maple syrup. Creamy and delicious, this kid-approved pumpkin smoothie recipe is the perfect fall treat and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or even, dessert! by The Forked Spoon


When the cold weather hits you'll want to try these drink recipes to warm you up during those long icy days. | We Three Shanes

Homemade Drinks to Try This Winter

That’s a long list but hey, you’ll have lots of drink options to try all winter long. Personally, I can’t wait to make our own cider this year.

And, we’ll definitely try some of the teas. Especially some of those immune boosters when colds come knocking.

Every year I think about making my own eggnog and every year I chicken out. Maybe this will finally be the year, all though I’m pretty doubtful.

What is your favorite homemade, cold weather drink to make in the winter? Let me know about it in the comments.


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