Monday Links: Cold Nights, Hot Drinks

The weather held out for our New Year's Eve trip to southeastern Ohio, but the temperature plummeted to 20 degrees on New Year's Day.  Mentally, I was ready for the cold, but physically I was chilled to the core.  Instead of going into a hibernation this month, I am focusing on ways to warm up.

My solution: steamy beverages.  In this week's edition of Monday Links, I've rounded up some hot drinks that I've been eyeing around the web. 

Molly and Matthew debate hot chocolate vs. hot cocoa as well as share some recipes for their favorite versions on Episode 54 of their Spilled Milk Podcast. 

I'm sure it's not a healthy prescription for stress, but a Hot Toddy sounds like the perfect way to recover from a tough day at the office. 

If you are like me and have leftover fresh pumpkin puree from the holidays, this Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe from Our Share of the Harvest is a great way to use it up.  (And I don't think eating pumpkin should be limited to November, do you?)

Melissa loves Chai Teas from Starbucks (and so do I) so I think it's high time we learned to make our own.  Thanks Tasty Kitchen for these step-by-step instructions on making a chai tea concentrate

Alright, I know this isn't quite fitting with my theme, but wouldn't it be cute to drink out of these mustache mugs?  It makes me giggle just thinking about it.  Mustaches never go out of style. 

Do you have any hot drink suggestions to add to my list?  Share in the comments.


  1. So glad you posted these - I'm hosting a "haute" drink party for my birthday this month and need a few warm cocktail ideas.

    Hope the new year still finds you happy and confident.

  2. I hope you blog about your party afterwards. I'd love to see how it goes.


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