Frozen margaritas and Aperol Spritz have their place during the warmer months, but as the cold front sets in, one of the best wintertime comforts is snuggling up with your kitty in a cat onesie on the couch and wrapping your hands around a piping hot drink laced with liquor.

These spiked and wintery cocktails promise to heat things up when it is cold and rainy outside.

 

Coffee-lovers would know how coffee helps them feel more energetic, and it goes beyond that. As the second most-consumed drink in the world after water, coffee can make you less fatigued, boost your productivity and even burn fat by speeding up your metabolism.

 

Just add vodka and wait 4 weeks. Ok not quite, but making your own coffee liqueur at home is rather straight forward. You can even bottle your creation and call it Espresso Martini On The Go.

 

Situated “tussen niks en nerens” (between nothing and nowhere) on the R44 between Hermon and Wellington in the heart of South Africa’s Swartland, you will find Morale Coffee To Go. Serving everything from coffee to frozen drinks, breakfast buns and boerie rolls, the shop made from giant stacks of hay is open every day of the week.

 

Enjoy the comfort of Starbucks without spending a fortune! This is a copycat recipe for the popular Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino! Top each glass with whipped cream and drizzle additional caramel over the whipped cream. Serve with a straw. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator.

 

Just when you think you’re the consummate coffee connoisseur, along comes the espresso martini, an enticing brew of espresso coffee, Kahlua, and vodka. While coffee is hardly a newcomer to the bar – Irish coffee has been around for ages, and the Black Russian wouldn’t be a Black Russian without Kahlua, the espresso martini gives it a sexy new persona together in a whole new sexy way. But then what would you expect of a cocktail created in a London bar when a top fashion model issued an X-rated challenge to the barman? The barman, as bartenders are called in Great Britain, rejoiced in being able to tap his creative side. Rather than serving up brew after brew (as in ale or lager) he served up a brew of a different breed – a shot of espresso, a shaker of spirits, and voilà – the espresso martini came into being. And in case you’re wondering, yes, it fulfilled the model’s wishes.

 

Coffee is undeniably one of the best drinks that you can have to start your day. It will give you a much-needed shot of energy to take you through the first half of the day. In addition, it’s a great way to connect with your clients during breakfast meetings because it helps create casual conversation. It also packs a punch in terms of health benefits because it’s full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.

 

Two vices for the price of one!

 

There are lots of ways to make coffee taste less bitter. You can add sugar or milk or you can add an egg. Yes, an EGG. It sounds weird, but science says it works.

 

As a self-confessed coffee addict, I run out of filters on more than one occasion during the year. Surely, there’s another box in the pantry, I pray, only to feel my heart sink down to my toes when at 6 a.m. I realize, there is no hope left in life. Zero filters. I’ve done some desperate stuff in those bleak, early-morning moments, once trying to shoehorn a paper towel into a v60 and nearly scalding myself. Friends, there is a better way.