Hot drinks: TOP-3 for warmth and comfort
In the cool season, warming drinks are particularly relevant. With them it is easier to survive the bad weather, and yet they are uplifting and even good for health. Classic warming drinks are grog, mulled wine, all kinds of teas, punch, mead and others. We offer TOP-3 of the most favorite drinks that can be prepared at home from a small amount of ingredients.
The classic of the genre is mulled wine. Heated wine with the addition of fragrant spices will not leave anyone indifferent. A prerequisite for a tasty drink is a quality wine. Almost all recipes offer to take red wine as a basis, but there are those who have tried mulled wine with white, which also has an interesting taste and, in combination with spices, can diversify your personal drink card.
Mulled wine can not be reheated, so it is recommended to cook it in a small amount, in portions. They serve mulled wine in tall glasses, but you can also use ceramic cups.
Mulled wine: a recipe
Red wine - 0.75 l;
Nutmeg - to taste;
Dry cloves - 6-7 buds;
Water - 70 ml;
Sugar - 1 tbsp. l
Heat the water, add nutmeg and cloves, bring to a boil and let stand for 15 minutes. Strain the broth and stir the sugar in it until completely dissolved. Heat the wine to 70 degrees and combine with fragrant broth.
This drink is not only tasty and fragrant, but also has an interesting history of occurrence. Thus, the English admiral Vernon in 1740 issued a decree according to which it was necessary to dilute the obligatory daily portion of rum for sailors with water.
The resulting result did not differ outstanding taste, and this led the sailors to improve the recipe. They began to heat the mixture and add spices to it, the result was a tasty but also healthy drink with preventive properties for colds.
Over time, grog evolved and its basis now consists of tea and alcohol, which is suitable as rum, brandy and even vodka. Ingredients and spices in the grog can be added and combined as you like, which gives you room for imagination and a different palette of tastes.Mix spices, citrus fruits, fruits, honey, spices and create your own perfect recipe for grog. We offer a quick and easy to prepare option.
Tea leaves - 50 g;
Vodka - 1 l;
Water - 1 l;
Sugar - 250 g
Boil 2 cups of water, pour 2 cups of vodka and pour in all the sugar, stir until a homogeneous mass, reduce the heat and, stirring constantly, boil the mixture for 5 minutes.
Brew tea in the remaining water and let it brew well. Strain the tea and mix it with the slightly cooled syrup, pour in the mixture of slightly warmed vodka and mix everything thoroughly.
The authorship of this drink is appropriated to the English, but in fact it was invented in India, which for a long time was an English colony. The word "punch" in Old Indian sounds like "punch" and translates as "five." It is just as many ingredients of a classic punch, namely, wine, rum, fruit juice, honey or sugar, and also spice (tea, cloves, cinnamon).
The technology of punch preparation differs little from those described above; it is recommended to serve the drink in a warm dish. It is enough to pour the vessels with boiling water and immediately pour hot punch.
Sugar - 0.5 kg;
Water - 0.5 l;
Lemon - 3 pcs .;
Dry white wine - 0.5 l;
Vodka - 150 ml;
Rum - 150 ml;
Tea - 250 ml.
Dissolve sugar in water, add zest from one lemon to water, pour in three lemon juice. Put the mixture on a slow fire and cook until it thickens. Cool, add wine, rum, vodka and tea. Let stand and then reheat to 70 degrees. Serve in tall glasses.
Hot drinks have many variations of cooking. There are non-alcoholic recipes that will suit children and people of all ages. Warmly presented with such simple but beloved cocoa, herbal teas, hot chocolate. Experiment and give your loved ones warmth and good mood!