Beyond Cocoa

If like many, you love a comfortable inviting armchair or sofa, combined with a hot beverage clasped in your hands then this is a MUST read. try these special drinks at home this Christmas. 

This winter, try these special drinks at home, curled up by the fire with your favourite people or enjoy a bit of peace & quiet with something a little different. These top five alternative winter warmers are a delight for the senses!

1.) Mermaid Latte
Yes, this is a real thing - honestly!
These dreamy and ethereal blue concoctions usually include the super healthy blue spirulina, blue butterfly pea flower (an ancient Thai herbal botanical), warm milk and honey. 

2.) Golden Milk 
A dreamy mix of turmeric, milk, cinnamon, honey, ginger, coconut oil and peppercorns, this ancient Indian comfort drink is warming, soothing and thoroughly delicious. Consider it sunshine in a cup for winter.

3.) London Fog
Although it is named after our capital city, this unusual concoction actually originated in Vancouver, Canada. Challenging the very British notion that Earl Grey should never be mixed with milk, this blend of bergamot tea with a dash of lavender, vanilla, steamed milk and optional sugar is rather delicious. 

4.) Flavoured Matcha
A magical emerald powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves, matcha has long been lauded for its health benefits and energy boosting properties. If you aren’t a massive green tea fan, never fear, for there is now a growing trend for flavoured matcha. Options include mint, mocha and vanilla versions, whisked up with milk. 

5.) Ganache Hot Chocolate
‘You said that these are alternative winter warming drinks’, we hear you cry! Well indeed - this is taking Hot Chocolate to the NEXT LEVEL!
Instead of being made from powder, this ultra-indulgent drink is concocted by whisking pure melted chocolate with hot milk or cream. The result? An incredibly rich, decadent delight. 
 

 

London Fog image copyright Savory Tooth
Mermaid Latte copyright Mindbody Green