For those of us facing wintery weather, we thought it was about time we dipped into the Wallpaper* archives to revisit this delicious selection of hot drink recipes. Easy to make and instantly comforting, these winter warmers – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic – are guaranteed to make getting through this dark, chilly season a little more bearable. Warm blackcurrant cordial with a tot of vodka, anyone? Cheers!
Ingredients: 4cl calvados, 10cl, 3 cloves, 1 tsp clear honey
Method: Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and heat without boiling. Strain into a heatproof glass.
Milk & honey
Ingredients: 20cl milk, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1-2 tsp clear honey
Method: Place the milk and cinnamon in a saucepan and heat slowly without boiling, whisk the milk if you like to create froth. Alternatively, steam the milk using a cappuccino machine. Pour into a heatproof glass and stir in the honey.
Ingredients: 6cl whisky, juice of half a lemon, honey to taste, 7cl hot water
Method: Put the whisky, lemon juice and honey in the glass and top up with the hot water. Stir and serve.
Ingredients: 6cl shot cognac, 2 tsp sugar, strong hot coffee, double cream
Method: Pour the cognac into a glass, add the sugar, then top up with hot coffee to approximately one-and-a-half inches from the top of the glass. Stir well.
Ingredients: 6cl blackcurrant cordial, 5cl vodka, hot water
Method: Put the cordial and vodka in a glass, top up with hot water and serve.
Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms
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