Drinking coffee is something you probably do all year round. However, brightening up your coffee routine with some seasonal fun could be one of the things which bring a smile to your face during cold winter months. If you’d like to make your coffee addiction ready for the holiday season, read on and find out how to make these excellent winter coffee drinks at home.
1. Mint Mocha
Peppermint has the unmistakable taste of winter; it reminds us of the freshness of the snow, long nights cuddled in with mint tea and, of course, candy cane. If you’d like to extend this comforting feeling of mint to your coffee mug, you’re at the right place. Add the mint extract and cocoa powder to your mug before you pour your brew in. The key is to use espresso or strongly brewed coffee. If you’re unsure how much ground coffee to use, check out this article by Perfect Brew. Once you stir in your coffee with the mint extract and cocoa, you may add vanilla extract and other play with the flavour. Finish it all off with some whipped cream and chocolate chips.
2. Eggnog Flavoured Coffee
What tastes more like the Holiday season than eggnog? Probably nothing! If you’d like to combine your love of the most popular Christmas drink with your love of coffee, here’s what you should do. Add a couple of pumps of eggnog syrup to your coffee to enjoy the taste of winter every morning! You may also add this syrup to your mug of hot chocolate if you’re feeling too caffeinated (do you ever, though?).
3. Log Cabin Latte
This drink certainly deserves more recognition and love! If you’re a fan of maple syrup, this coffee delicacy is right up your alley. In your espresso shot, stir in a teaspoon of maple syrup and a teaspoon of butter. To this concoction, you will add cinnamon and creamer to taste. That’s it! Super simple and super wintery.
4. Gingerbread latte
Gingerbread cookies are another staple of wintertime. You may opt for making your gingerbread syrup by making a brown sugar syrup and adding in ginger and cinnamon. But if you’re too lazy or your kitchen skills are not to par, you can get the syrup in every well-stocked supermarket. The warm taste of gingerbread will make your coffee extra smooth and Christmassy.
5. Pumpkin Spice Latte
We know that you’re probably tired of pumpkin spice everything by the time winter comes, but hear us out – once you get on the pumpkin spice bandwagon, you’ll never want to get off. Ginger, nutmeg, clove, allspice and cinnamon make for a perfect combination of flavours you’d love to add to everything you make, and why not enjoy the taste in something you already consume every day – coffee. Mix all of the spices into the sugar syrup and add it to your coffee. There’s also no shortage of coffee shops that have their twist to the drink. Once you go pumpkin spice, you never go back!
6. Drip Coffee
The last but definitely not the least has to be one of our all-time favourites – plain old black coffee. Nothing says more like winter than the simple black mug of joe in the mornings. It should be strongly brewed by using the top coffee grounds you can get your hands on. If you’re someone who can’t hop on the black coffee train but still likes to enjoy the classic taste, just add a touch of creamer or milk to your mug. There’s so much beauty in simplicity and winter is the time to strip back and enjoy the simple things in life.