THREE FESTIVE HOT DRINKS TO GET YOU FEELING JOLLY

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Yes, I do realise that it is summer at Christmas in New Zealand. But, I still drank a hot coffee every day when I was in Fiji. El Niño aside, a hot drink in the morning is a must for me and I do like to drink my dessert at night. Also, I am from the South Island of New Zealand where it can be 30 degrees C one minute and 12 degrees the next, so we have to cover our bases.

Here are three recipes I found online for festive hot drinks that look amazing.

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Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon and Orange Liqueur

Makes:
one huge or two smaller cups. If you don’t want to use cointreau but
still want the taste of orange, use orange chocolate or add a piece of
orange peel together with the cinnamon stick.

1/3 cup + 2 tbsp water
50 g dark chocolate (70%)
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup milk
1-2 tbsp cointreau (orange liqueur)

3 tbsp heavy cream, whipped
Cocoa powder, to dust
grated dark chocolate

Put:
water, chocolate and cinnamon in a saucepan and heat until chocolate
has melted. Add milk and bring to a boil. Add cointreau if desired.
Serve hot chocolate with whipped cream, cocoa powder, grated chocolate and a cinnamon stick.

Source: Call Me Cupcake

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Hot Toddy

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons clementine juice (or lemon juice)
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star ansie

Instructions:

Add the bourbon, honey, and clementine juice to a mug. Add a tiny pinch of cloves. Pour over the boiling water and stir to combine using the cinnamon stick. Add the star ansie. Let sit 5 minutes. Drink!

Source: Half Baked Harvest

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Homemade Gingerbread Latte

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup espresso coffee
  • 1.5 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup or molasses (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
  • whipped cream to decorate

Instructions:

Gently warm the coffee, milk, golden syrup or molasses and spices in a small saucepan. Pour into serving glasses and top with whipped cream.

Source: Not Quite Nigella 

Merry Christmas xx

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Hi, I’m Katie. I am a kiwi neuroscientist with a love for consuming and creating content. This site is where I share my personal thoughts and the thoughts of incredible minds from around the world. PhD in Neuroscience, University of Otago.

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