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10 Comforting Warm Drinks for Autumn

by Laura Donnelly on September 24, 2023

There's nothing quite like the aroma of steaming mugs, the warmth of relaxed sips, and the hygge of enjoying a comforting beverage on a chilly autumn day. As soon as that crisp air arrives and the trees surrounding my little log cabin burst into colour, I start craving heartwarming drinks that satisfy.

I'll whip up a batch of something deliciously steamy, gather my family round the crackling fireplace, light some of our Hygge at Home candles to set a cosy glow, and let these soothing autumn drinks take off the bite of the changing season. We'll savour the flavours, fragrances, and ritual of sipping together.

On crisp autumn days, I love brewing up these 10 hygge-inspired beverages that will warm you from the inside out. It's become our favourite way to usher in the cooler weather.

  • Spiced Apple Cider - Simply simmer apple cider with cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, and orange slices for a cider that tastes like autumn.

Spiced apple cider

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte - Make your favourite cafe latte at home with espresso, steamed milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and maple syrup. 

Pumpkin spiced latte

  • Caramel Apple Hot Toddy - Bourbon, apple cider, lemon, and caramel syrup create a comforting cocktail-inspired toddy. 

Hot toddy

  • Maple Pecan Milk  - Steam milk with maple syrup, cocoa powder, and toasted pecan pieces for a nutty, subtly sweet drink.

Maple pecan milk

  • Chai Tea Latte - Brew chai tea bags in heated milk and mix with honey for an aromatic, creamy tea latte.

Chai tea latte

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate - For chocolate with a kick, whisk cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne into heated milk.

Mexican hot chocolate

  • Mulled Pomegranate Wine - Gently mull red wine with orange, pomegranate juice, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. 

Mulled pomegranate wine

  • Cosy Coffee - Stir mocha sauce, espresso, steamed milk, and toasted marshmallows for an indulgent coffee. 

Cosy coffee

  • Vanilla Bean Tea - Infuse your favourite black or herbal tea with vanilla beans and frothed milk for a creamy, soothing cup. 

Vanilla bean tea

  • Golden Milk - A healing turmeric latte made with coconut milk, ginger, black pepper, and honey.  
Golden milk

    Where to enjoy your cosy drinks - Grab your favourite mug or flask and enjoy these soothing beverages while:

    • Curled up reading a novel under a soft blanket
    • Sitting on your porch watching the falling leaves
    • Cooking comfort food in your kitchen
    • Chatting with loved ones around the dinner table
    • Overlooking the sunset from a peaceful perch
    • Nestled into your favourite chair by the fireplace
    • De-stressing with some "me time" self-care

    However you create your perfect hygge moment, may it be filled with the aroma of steamy, comforting drinks and sweet connections this autumn. Skål!

    1 comment
    by Alison on October 08, 2023

    Ooh, there’s some tasty drinks there Laura. Thank you for sharing, I’ll be trying a few of those 😋


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