Hot Drinks for Entertaining This Holiday Season
Posted by at November 19th

Fall is the perfect time to get together with friends and family, sit in comfy chairs in a cozy home, and warm up with some tasty, rejuvenating hot drinks.

These delicious concoctions are great for get-togethers and entertaining. There’s a soothing, mouthwatering drink for every taste out there, from the bold flavor of espresso drinks to the distinctly fall taste of fresh, ripe apples in a hot cider to a little something extra in a hot toddy.

You don’t need anything fancy to enjoy a hot drink on a crisp winter night.

All you need to have on hand are sturdy mugs, pretty fall garnish such as cinnamon sticks and peppermint sticks, and plenty of ingredients for all of the drinks you plan to make. Most hot drinks don’t require any equipment other than what most people already have on hand in their kitchens. However, if you have never created your own espresso drinks, you will definitely want to start out with the best automatic espresso machine you can find and study up on some of the basics. When you are prepared, get ready to wow your guests with one of these tasty drinks.

Hot Drink Recipes

Gingerbread Latte – A gingerbread latte is one of the most delicious fall-themed drinks out there. Do you love the gingerbread latte offered at a famous coffee shop? If so, you’ll love this recipe. You can make your own gingerbread syrup, top this drink with whipped cream, and enjoy for less in the comfort of your own home.

Apple Pie Spiced Cider – This spiced cider is a wonderful way to warm up you and your guests. With a hint of apple pie spices and a cinnamon stick for garnish, hot cider is perfect for children and adults alike. No, really, rare is the child who won’t like it.

Eggnog Latte – An eggnog latte is great if you love the taste of this traditional holiday drink but also want the pick-me-up of an espresso. With only four ingredients, it’s a cinch to make.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate – Another great one for kids (and kids at heart!) is a peppermint hot chocolate. This treat calls for crushed candy canes and rich rich hot chocolate. Add a peppermint stick, and this is a hot treat that will please all of your guests.

Hot Toddy – A hot toddy is a favorite all year-round, but when you add a dash of cinnamon, a handful of cloves, and a dollop of warming whiskey to the mix, you’ve created a satisfying and strong hot drink for adults to enjoy.

Cranberry Tea – Offer some hot cranberry tea to those guests who prefer something light and nonalcoholic. This tea takes a little extra time to simmer, but the addition of cranberries, oranges, and spices makes this flavorful drink worth the wait.

Irish Mocha Mint – Mix it up with some Bailey’s in your coffee. An Irish mocha mint drink is the perfect companion to a crisp fall night. Substitute fresh-brewed espresso for the instant coffee granules – please! – add some crushed peppermint sticks, and top it all off with whipped cream for a rich, warming drink. You can even leave out the Bailey’s so this can be served to kids. If you must.