It’s the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice! As the weather begins to cool off, we start to turn towards warmer clothing, warmer activities, and warmer drinks. Gone are the days of summer swimming, in are the days of indoor game nights. We’ve said goodbye to short-sleeved shirts and embraced the fall sweaters. It is the season of coziness, and we need to embrace the season in all its grandeur.
To fully appreciate the fall, we need to fully appreciate the food and beverages that come with it. Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing, and winter holiday specialties that vary from family to family. But along with traditional foods come traditional holiday drinks as well. Whether you’re headed to Starbucks every morning for their latest and greatest seasonal creation or you like to try new things at home (like holiday teas, for example), there are so many great drinks out there. But, have you tried all of them?
We’re here to give you a list of the best holiday drinks and which heated pieces of apparel to pair them with. Fun, right? Let’s get started.
The first on our list is a classic favorite that is so good that some drink it in the middle of summer! However, it’s a perfect fall and winter drink to warm up your insides and keep you toasty. Whether you make it from little packets, have a tub of hot chocolate powder, or melt your own chocolate on the stove, there are so many ways to make this amazing drink. In fact, some go so far as to make a hot chocolate bomb!
If you haven’t heard of hot chocolate bombs, they’re super fun! It’s a hollow ball of chocolate that contains hot chocolate powder, marshmallows, and sometimes caramel or sprinkles or other fun treats like peppermint. You place it in a hot mug of milk or water, let it dissolve, and boom, you’ve got hot chocolate! If you want to try your hand at making your own hot chocolate bombs, check out this recipe.
But you know what’s better than hot chocolate? Drinking hot chocolate while wearing a snuggly heated fleece hoodie. Imagine cuddling up on the couch, your warm hot chocolate keeping your hands warm, the heated fleece keeping the rest of your body warm. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Well, you’ll never know if you don’t try it for yourself!
Hot Apple Cider
If you’ve never made or had hot apple cider to drink, well, you need to! The recipe is super easy to follow and requires very few ingredients. Of course, you can buy apple cider from the store, but adding ingredients like brown sugar and allspice really sends an already amazing drink to the next level. But the secret to an amazing hot apple cider? Stirring it with a cinnamon stick! This drink can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime. Whether you’re waking up in the morning to the gentle scent of apples and cinnamon or going to bed with it, it’s the perfect drink.
And what goes better with hot apple cider than a quilted heated vest? Nothing! This quilted vest is not only stylish (stylish enough for casual dinner parties that you could definitely bring hot apple cider to), but it’s also very comfortable. It heats across your back, along your collar, and on your stomach with the two pocket heating zones. Between the heated quilted vest and the hot apple cider, you’ll be all kinds of cozy!
Is there truly a more classic drink than eggnog when it comes to the holidays? Whether you’re going for the adult version or the kid version, eggnog is a great drink to get into the holiday spirit. While it’s easy to buy it at the store, why not have a little more fun and make it yourself? This is a recipe that all can enjoy regardless of age. In fact, because it’s for all ages, it’s a great activity to do with kids! Baking and cooking are important skills to teach, and though teaching them how to make eggnog may not be as practical as teaching them how to make pasta, it’s still fun!
Because eggnog is a cold holiday recipe, it’s best to keep your hands toasty with a heated hand warmer. Between sips of sweet eggnog, you can burrow your hands inside of this hand warmer until you’re ready for the next sip. You can enjoy conversation and eggnog for hours with this hand warmer because it can last you up to 14 hours! You’ll never run out of heat with these.
If you love pumpkin spice lattes, why not try pumpkin spice ale? There are alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, so it’s a family-friendly drink. The flavor will definitely put you in a festive mood, and your taste buds will be happy you tried it! This classic drink has been made for over 300 years in the US, and it’s a tradition that’s not going away any time soon. Pumpkin ale pairs great with other flavored pumpkin treats, be it pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, or pumpkin rolls.
Since pumpkin ale is another chilly drink, why not drink it with a pair of heated gloves? Now you’ve got the best of both worlds; a great cold drink in hand while your hands stay toasty. You can continue to use your gloves while on your phone thanks to the touch screen compatible fingertips. Also, your drink won’t be falling out of your hand any time soon thanks to the anti-slip grip on the palms.
While mulled cider is traditionally more of an English holiday drink, it’s high time it becomes a favorite in the US too! While it can be an alcoholic drink, this non-alcoholic mulled cider recipe is much more family-friendly and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It tastes like the holidays in a cup! This is another great recipe to make with friends or family because it will fill the whole house with festive smells. Plus, you’ll feel all warm and toasty and cuddly after drinking it. Really, it’s a great holiday drink!
But, a great holiday drink needs a great holiday outfit. Something just as cozy as the drink, something that will make you feel just as good...something like the classic heated vest. If we’re going back to the basics on drinks, we should go back to the basics on heated apparel! The classic heated vest is a classic crowd-pleaser because of the long-lasting battery and comfortable material. You’ll be toasty on the inside and the outside with this drink and apparel combo!
If you’re looking for something simple and traditional, go for peppermint tea. Peppermint tea not only tastes great and is festive, but it has lots of great health benefits too. If you’re looking to spruce up how you drink your tea, consider adding another layer of festiveness by stirring your tea with a candy cane! The more peppermint the merrier (plus, it’s a lot of fun feeling like a kid again!).
To pair with peppermint tea, we have chosen the new heated scarf. Such as drinking tea is a simple pleasure, wearing a warm scarf too is a simple pleasure. This scarf is wind and water-resistant, though you probably won’t need that feature if you’re inside enjoying a cup of peppermint tea. It’s also got 3 heating levels, so you can be as toasty as you want to be while enjoying your tea!
Whether you’re buying a gingerbread latte from Starbucks or are making it on your own, this drink may truly be the most festive of the most festive. It’s a great drink to curl up on the couch and read a book with, watch a rom-com with, or head to work with. It will keep your hands and tummy warm and happy, and it’s definitely a must-try!
Do you know what goes great with warm hands and body? Warm feet too! That’s why we’ve paired the gingerbread latte with heated socks so you’re warm from your head to your toes! Heated socks are great to wear around at home or the office; essentially, they’re great wherever you’re enjoying your gingerbread latte!
Which is Your Favorite Drink?
Now that you’ve read all of our recommendations, it’s time to go make a drink for yourself! Which one will you choose? We’d love to see your creations, so tag us on your Instagram stories at @ororo.wear! Here’s to festive drinks and warm fun.