Indulge: delicious hot drinks for the final weeks of winter

It’s February, the final stretch of winter lingers and if you are like me, warmer weather is on your mind. While temperatures are still chilly and the warmth and brightness of spring still feels far away, we might as well embrace the cozy warmth of the fire and a comforting hot beverage. In case you feel like really indulging, here are a few recipes to inspire you.

 

Honey Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 tablespoon honey

Pinch salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

Homemade Honey Marshmallow

Warm milk and cocoa slowly on the stove until hot but not steaming and all of the cocoa and milk is blended. Remove from heat, add honey, salt and vanilla. Stir and pour into a mug. Top with a Honey Marshmallow.

Classic Hot Toddy

Ingredients:

4 ounces boiling water

2 ounces good Irish whiskey

1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon honey

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground clove

Boil water while you prepare ingredients in a small cup or mug. Pour boiling water over ingredients, stir and serve immediately.

Irish Coffee

Ingredients:

6 ounces hot coffee

2 ounces good Irish whiskey

2 ounces heavy cream

1 teaspoon sugar or honey

½ teaspoon vanilla

Homemade Honey Marshmallow

In a mug, pour hot coffee over whiskey, cream, sugar and vanilla. Stir and top with a marshmallow if you wish … we highly recommend it.

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