Festive Drinks | Blogmas Day 5

The mint hot Chocolate

When I went to London last year in end of November, I drank my way through a lot of hot chocolates as there are so many special editions in the u.k. ; hot chocolate with orange and gingerbread sirup, white chocolates, some with cardamon and spices, you name it! But one of my favourite ones is the mint hot dark chocolate from Costa – I seriously got one every single day on my last trip!

So I came back home and created my own one, it is super, super easy, but so delicious. These are the ingredients for one cup you will need:

  • 50g of dark (at least 70%) fine chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp of ground Cacao Powder
  • 2 Tbsp of Min Sirup ( I use the Monin one)
  • 400 ml milk (regular or plant)
  • whipped cream and a mint Candy cane for decoration

 

The Chai Latte

I don’t like drinks which smell and taste like milk, so when I do milky drinks, I usually use almond milk, rice milk or very low fat regular milk. For this Chai Latte, I use almond milk as I think it fits the spices super well!

You will need:

  • 250 ml milk (regular or plant)
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of gingerbread spice
  • 150 ml of any black tea  ( I love to use the KUSMI Boost Tea)
  • 1 tsp of ground vanilla
  • 3 pieces of cardamon (ground)
  • a cinnamon stick and some whipped cream for decoration

 

The non alcoholic mulled wine

So there is a huge Glühwein/mulled vine tradition in the german speaking area, but there is nothing I dislike more during Christmas then Glühwein. It makes my stomach feel funny and it doesn’t taste good for me. But I am obsessed with the non alcoholic versions – the base ist mostly apple juice (so its kind of like a hot Cider) with lots of fruits and spices! And it is so easy to make it at home as well – just heat up some fruit juice and let that simmer while putting the spices and fruits in it! And obviously, you could still do a shot of alcohol in it, I leave it up to you!

For my version you will need:

  • 400 ml of naturally cloudy apple juice
  • 2 Tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp of ground ginger
  • 1 tsp of ground vanilla
  • a few slices of oranges for decoration
  • any fruit you like, I use rasberries, apples and blueberries

 

 

 

 

Let me know if you ever create one of these and I would love to know your favourite christmassy/festive drink!

 

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