Hot drinks for cold nights
Curl up with our teetotal toddies this January and ward off bitter weather with the aromatic spices of cinnamon, turmeric or ginger. Each serves 2.
1 Orange and cinnamon 'tea'
Add the pared zest and juice of an orange to a saucepan with 500ml water, 2 cinnamon sticks, 25g light brown sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice. Bring to the boil, stir, then remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 5 minutes before drinking.
2 Golden turmeric latte
Mix 2 tsp ground turmeric, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, a grinding of black pepper and ½ tsp ground ginger with 2 tbsp boiling water, in a medium pan. Whisk in 400ml almond milk, 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp coconut oil. Bring to a simmer but do not boil. Use a hand-held blender or frother to create a creamy foam, then sprinkle with cinnamon, if you like.
3 Quick apple-ginger toddy
Heat 600ml apple juice with 25g sliced root ginger and 4 cloves. If you like it sweeter, add 1 tsp maple syrup.
If you'd rather spike your toddy, this Mulled cranberry punch recipe works well with a few drops of brandy.
Or, have a look at our Ultimate hot chocolate recipe with topping suggestions for something a little more indulgent.