Dependent on where you live you may be feeling a little chill in the air. With winter knocking on your door you need a way to warm up, from the inside out. Forget the hot chocolate and the coffee! To get rid of the chill that you can feel down to your bones, try one of these hot drinks from around the world. They may be just what you need to warm up!
Agua Dolce From Costa Rica
Although Costa Rica doesn’t really get cold, there are still many days to where it experiences a lot of rain and the locals need a way to get rid of the chill. Agua Dolce can do just that, probably due to all of the sugar! Basically it just consists of hot water and sugar cane. It’s fairly popular to drink among farmers.
Blanco From Bolivia
Who knew corn in a drink could help you warm up? Blanco is made by adding white corn, sugar, cinnamon and milk to a pot and warming it up. It’s not uncommon to find it at bus stations or on the breakfast table at a home right along with a few pastries. This drink was consumed by the Incans.
Wattlecino From Australia
The national flower of Australia is used in this hot drink. Wattleseeds are ground up and used as a substitute for coffee. This drink doesn’t contain any caffeine and it has a flavor that’s somewhere between hazelnut and chocolate.
Sarraba From Indonesia
Not only will this drink warm you up, but it will delight your tastebuds with it’s white peppercorn and ginger flavor. It’s made by adding these items to coconut milk tempur and sprinkling in some palm sugar.
Masala Chai From India
Those who drink this find that it isn’t your typical chai tea. It’s very strong and is made with both hot milk and water and a variety of different things like ginger, cinnamon, peppercorn and cloves. It’s not uncommon for some individuals to add vanilla or nutmeg as well.
Hot Toddy From Ireland
Most people have at least heard of this beverage. It’s a great concoction if you don’t mind a little bit of whisky in your hot drink. To make it, combine whisky cloves and some brown sugar. The cloves are poked through a lemon rind so that the drinker can still get the taste of them without having to deal with a mouth full of cloves getting stuck in their teeth.
Anijsmelk From Holland
If you like black licorice then you may very well love this drink. It’s made by adding anise to hot milk. Some people add sugar cubes to it as well. It’s known to calm the stomach and also acts as a sleep aid.