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4 Hot Spiced Drinks to Warm Your Winter

Mulled wine 03Over the centuries, humans worldwide have battled winter’s darkness and hunger with bonfires, candles, holiday lights and piping hot drinks, often flavored with fragrant spices. Here are some of our favorite hot spiced drinks to enjoy with friends and family this winter:

Mulled wine is one of the most traditional winter drinks. Served hot or warm, it is made with red wine — usually port or claret — with orange zest and juice, sugar, brandy (if desired) and an assortment of spices that can include cardamom podsclovesallspice, peppercorns and cinnamon. Get the recipe »»

Hot Mulled Cider is terrific with brandy or applejack, but you can also make it with all apple cider for a non-alcoholic treat. Get the recipe »»

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate will warm and cheer you, especially with whipped cream and, for the daring, a dash of Aleppo pepper. Get the recipe »»

Chai Tea, with its aromas of ginger, cardamom, clove and other warming spices, is the ultimate cold-weather comforter. Get the recipe »»