The holidays call for some hot drinks that are a little more special than your average cup of tea or coffee. I’ll always be a huge fan of tea, but for the holidays I like to get creative with some themed festive drinks!
This guide will show you 6 amazing drinks to enjoy around the holidays, so serve them whenever you need some warmth and a sweet pick-me-up. Some are boozy and others aren't, but you can make pretty much all of them boozy or not.
Matcha Peppermint Tea
Best for: Satisfying your matcha craving and your holiday treat craving all in one.
Matcha and mint are an incredible pairing - this hot drink is sweet, and creamy, and is made-next level by the cool crisp tang of peppermint with every sip. Plus, a red and green drink is a must for the holiday season!
Eggnog with Brown Sugar Bourbon Meringue
Best for: A sweet, classic, holiday cocktail with a little extra kick
You can never have enough eggnog this time of year! This dalgona-inspired spiked eggnog has a luscious eggnog base with a whipped brown sugar bourbon meringue topping. It's an eggnog cocktail you'll want to make over and over again this holiday season.
You can serve the base of this one either hot or cold.
London Fog Lavender Latte
Best for: When you need a calming hot drink on a cold morning.
Sweet, creamy, and blended with Earl Grey tea, this London fog latte is a tasty twist on a black tea latte. My version adds in soothing brown sugar lavender simple syrup for a very special essence & flavor. Drink out of your favorite holiday mug and feel revitalized.
Dalgona Hot Chocolate
Best for: You’re craving something sweet post-holiday dinner and need something chocolaty, now!
I’m taking a winter staple - hot chocolate - and giving it a whipped twist. Think creamy whipped hot chocolate goodness, and that's this drink in a nutshell. Have some fun and garnish with some crushed peppermint, marshmallows or finely chopped hazelnuts if you like!
Simply heat up the milk instead of pouring it over ice, and you've got a whipped hot chocolate!
Earl Grey Hot Chocolate
Best for: Satisfying that need for a calming, elevated version of a classic hot chocolate.
You can’t beat the calming, fragrant bergamot in earl grey tea. You also can’t beat the sweet cream smoothness of a thick hot chocolate. So, it seems to me, the only solution is to put them together! It’s so good, especially topped off with light lavender whipped cream!
Irish Matcha & Baileys Irish Matcha
Best for: A boozy matcha treat that is easy to make.
Irish coffee is extremely popular this time of year, and you can easily make Irish matcha alongside or instead of the holiday season favorite. Let's be real, most people are going to want this version!
This post was originally published in December of 2020 but was republished with a 6th recipe in November of 2022.