It’s cold out. There may be snow, there may not. But that won’t stop us from complaining about winter. We just want to be warm and we’ll do whatever it takes. We know what ails you and the common cure is alcohol (for some of us). We’re not looking for chilled beverages, but warm satisfying hot drinks. Something a little different from the norm, that can easily be carried in the thermos as you brave the elements to spend a day outdoors.
All of the drinks below can also be made into non-alcoholic beverages for kiddos or folks who choose not to hit the sauce.
Warm Cider and Rum Punch
Remember those family get-togethers where you were relegated to the little kid punch but all you really wanted was to sneak some of the “spiked” punch? Well you’re an adult now, so shake that memory and crank up this warm cider and rum punch. This cider punch will give you a buzz, warm your bones, and provide the ambition to spend some time playing outdoors. If you’re going to be outdoors all day you’ll need some lunch, and this Tortellini and Bean Soup pairs well with your warm beverage too. Click here for the recipe.
Tortellini Bean Soup
Pairing perfectly with the Cider Rum Punch, this soup is warm, flavorful and easy to make. Just pack it in the thermos and head out. Click here for the recipe.
Bourbon Hot Chocolate With Bacon and Hazelnut
It’s cold out and hot chocolate is always a go-to. But bourbon infused hot chocolate sounds even better. Bourbon infused hot chocolate with bacon, now that’s just over the top delicious. In most situations if you showed up to your buddies place with a thermos full of hot chocolate you’d get ridiculed but show up with this concoction and you’ll have everyone wanting a mug full. Click here for the recipe.
Black Island Fog
We like coffee. But we love alcohol. So we highly enjoy combining a few of our favorite things into a delicious sipping drink to throw in our thermos when we head out the door. If you’re going out on one of those brunch time hikes, the Black Island Fog drink pairs perfectly with homemade apple-cinnamon oatmeal. Click here for recipe.
Apple-Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal
It pairs perfectly with the Block Island Fog and is a super delicious breakfast to take with in a thermos. Click here for the recipe.