There is nothing quite like wrapping your freezing cold hands around a cosy warm mug during the Winter time. Warmth and deliciousness, a double win!
At Adams and Russell, we love to experiment with coffee beans, flavours and creative recipes, and any gems we find we love to share with you. We have done our research and plenty of taste testing (for quality control purposes, obviously) and we are very excited to share with you the best winter warmer recipes, in our opinion.
What is Mulled Wine?
Also known as Glögi, mulled wine is usually a hot alcoholic drink. It is mainly made up of red wine, fruit and lots of spices.
This combination may sound odd, but trust us, it really hits the spot on a frosty Winters Day. The warmth of the hot wine and spices are a sure way to keep cold at bay.
Best Hot Mulled Wine Tea
Some say mulled wine is like Christmas in a mug (we would agree with them), although it is far too delicious to just enjoy in December.
Now, this is no ordinary mulled wine recipe. We have combined two of our favourite things (tea and wine) and created something truly spectacular, hot mulled wine tea! We got our inspiration from Gastronomer’s Guide.
How to Make Irish Coffee
Another fantastic combination, whiskey and coffee! Known as caife Gaelach in Ireland, Irish coffee is a combination of what might seem like random ingredients, but they work together oh so well.
Irish Central tells us that the drink was created in 1943. Bad weather forced a boat to turn back from New York. Joe Sheridan, a chef/highly skilled bartender, was asked to prepare something for the freezing cold passengers.
He put Irish Whiskey into their coffee and topped with pouring cream. From then on, the concoction soon became world famous.
The hot coffee and aromatic whiskey will warm you up from the inside out and is a perfect treat to unwind in an evening. Irish coffee is very easy to get wrong, so this one required a lot of testing, which was an extra bonus for us.
We decided that our favourite recipe was one of the simpler ones we found from Food Network.
Low Carb Winter Drink – Pumpkin Spice Latte
If mulled wine is Christmas in a glass, you could probably call this pumpkin spice latte Autumn in a glass. This beverage has made quite the name for itself, combining the flavours of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
At your favourite coffee shops, it is usually only available in Autumn, which is a tragedy we had to fix. We’ve found the tastiest recipe, so you can drink pumpkin spice lattes all day, every day.
This fantastic recipe is from Ruled.Me. It is such a delicious low-carb drink, only containing 2.49g of net carbs!
British Winter Drink – Hot Spiced Apple Cider
A warm, spiced apple cider is perfect after a long, cold and crisp day to share with friends. It is so simple and is probably one of the easiest recipes we will share with you.
You could probably find a more complex recipe, but we have found this basic one to be the best. We recommend experimenting with flavours, spices and the kind of cider you use. These three things can make a drastic difference to the final result.
The Best Winter/ Christmas Vodka Drink
Here are two delicious Winter Christmas recipes that have a generous helping of vodka that is sure to warm the soul on a freezing Winters day.
The first is a Christmas Pudding Vodka recipe from The Hairy Bikers that is fantastically spicy and sweet. It lasts a year so enjoy a little now during these cold Winter days and save the rest for Christmas!
This next recipe is from What Katie Ate and is a delicious winter cocktail. You can even use the Christmas vodka if you want some extra flavour.