Winter is all about snuggling up in a comforter with a hot beverage to warm you up! Now that winter is knocking at our doors in India. So, it’s time for a hot and soothing drink. If you still haven’t started sipping on those winter-special beverages, here’s a list that will make you crave for your favourite winter drinks right away!
- Turmeric Latte
Turmeric and honey is a golden combination that works like a charm when mixed with milk. With the health benefits of Haldi beating your fatigue and the honey comforting your senses and keeping you warm, it is the go-to winter drink. Drink a glass before bed, and you’ll have the best-snuggly sleep!
- Badam milk
We all must have had badam milk, especially during summer. When served chilled it beats the summer heat, but during winter it can be of immense importance and beneficial for our immunity.
Known to be a predecessor of masala chai, kadha was consumed for its nutritional and medicinal qualities. Ask your grandmother about beating the cold; she’ll definitely make a glass of heavenly kadha for you. Kadha may not be very palate-pleasing at first for some, but it’s great to keep the winter chill at bay once you gulp it down!
This divine South Indian soup is simply hard to resist. The piping hot tangy Rasam infused with loads of tamarind and tomatoes is super soothing. If you are a sucker for South Indian foods, you should not miss out on Rasam. A hearty bowl of Rasam is enough to make you snuggly in winter.
- Ginger and Honey Tea
Ginger is one of the most traditional and alternative medicines used. It has numerous benefits and aids in weight loss and curing winter allergies. It is a must ingredient to add to your kitchen during winter. Moreover, ginger helps in the detoxification of the body.
- Hot Chocolate
A list of winter-beverages is incomplete without hot chocolate. A chocolate loverâ€™s delight, Hot chocolate is a rich and indulgent concoction full of chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon ( optional) and milk. It’s best-enjoyed piping hot. A dollop of whipped cream or some marshmallows works wonders with it. No one can and should refuse hot chocolate in winter. It’s an offence!
- Mulled Wine
An integral part of the holiday traditions and the cold season mulled wine is a wine infused with spices like cinnamon, cloves, raisins, and nutmeg. It makes for the perfect party drink. Served both hot and cold, mulled wine has a plethora of variations to it which are mostly region-specific. It is alcoholic, easy to make and oh-so-cosy!