10 Tasty Winter Drinks For Any Occasion

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than a fun winter drink to warm you up and set the right mood. If you live at Traditions at Slate Ridge, apartments near Reynoldsburg, Ohio, you have the privilege of a spacious yet cozy townhome that’s perfect for hosting a holiday get-together or just cuddling up for a relaxing night at home. Here are 10 tasty winter drinks you can make for any occasion. 

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

Let’s start off with a fun party drink that will impress your holiday guests. And garnished with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks, it’s so fun to look at, too! Simply heat the ingredients in a pan to a low simmer (not boiling) and pour them into heat-proof mugs or glasses. 

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

A deliciously comforting drink from Halloween to the New Year, this one packs the flavor of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, orange, and apple cider. Secure your cinnamon sticks and cloves into a cheesecloth or strainer to keep them from floating loose in your punch, or if you want to get fancy, poke your cloves into the flesh of the orange before slicing it and tossing it in.

Winter Mojito

This take on the traditional mojito calls for aged rum spiced with warming cinnamon, cloves, and star anise. Finish it off with a Spanish liqueur flavored with vanilla, aromatics, and demerara syrup. It’s a little more labor-intensive than heating tea or cider on the stovetop, but it’s a nice treat for a special occasion. 

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Is there a more classic winter drink pairing than peppermint and chocolate? We think not! There are a couple of ways to prepare this drink, depending on how much work you want to do. You can crush and melt peppermint candy into your simmering cocoa, but peppermint extract works just fine too. If you want to make it alcoholic, try a splash of peppermint schnapps!


With a warming froth and comforting flavors, this makes a terrific wintertime drink, but it’s refreshing enough to enjoy in the summertime too! The raw egg white in traditional fizz cocktails gives it a silky texture and a stable foam, but if you’re squeamish about using raw egg, you can use pasteurized egg white, egg white syrup, or gum syrup. (You can also just omit this ingredient altogether without losing any flavor!) 

Starbucks Copycat Chai Tea Latte

Traditional chai tea includes black tea seasoned with ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves,  peppercorn, and star anise. If you’re not making it from scratch, this recipe recommends using a chai tea bag or loose tea blend as a more affordable and less sugary alternative to buying a pre-sweetened jug of chai concentrate at the grocery store. Simply heat your tea on the stovetop with water, the milk of your choice, and two tablespoons of honey, and steep for 7 to 10 minutes. Your kitchen will smell divine! 

Homemade Salted Caramel Egg Nog

Here’s another recipe you can prepare completely from scratch or take the store-bought route if you’re short on time. If you decide to use store-bought nog, you’ll simply add the caramel, sea salt, and optional rum, and garnish with nutmeg and a drizzle of caramel sauce. 

Mulled Wine Margarita

This recipe combines the festival holiday flavors of hot spiced wine, like cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, with a traditional margarita for a fun drink your grownup guests will love. If you’ve never made your own mulled wine, choose one that’s fruity and full-bodied that can withstand the heat and aromatic spices. 

Pomegranate Old Fashioned

Here’s a tart, delicious sipping drink for the holiday season. As with a traditional Old Fashioned, you’ll muddle sugar with bitters and water then add whiskey. Then, simply add a splash of pomegranate juice. Garnish it with an orange slice and pomegranate seeds. 

Chocolate Hot Buttered Rum

If you like drink recipes that start with a stick of butter, this one is for you! The total time to prepare this thick, cozy, creamy dessert cocktail is just 15 minutes. The nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate, and dark rum doesn’t need a generous dollop of whipped cream on top, but it also doesn’t hurt! 

If these winter warmups have you dreaming of a new townhome and cozy holiday kitchen, come take a look at Traditions at Slate Ridge. You’ll enjoy a spacious living area ideal for entertaining guests, an eat-in kitchen, and even a gas-log fireplace in select units, perfect for enjoying those tasty winter drinks. Call for a tour today: (614) 860-1919. 

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