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.
- Pumpkin Spice Latte - Make your favourite cafe latte at home with espresso, steamed milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and maple syrup.
- Caramel Apple Hot Toddy - Bourbon, apple cider, lemon, and caramel syrup create a comforting cocktail-inspired toddy.
- Maple Pecan Milk - Steam milk with maple syrup, cocoa powder, and toasted pecan pieces for a nutty, subtly sweet drink.
- Chai Tea Latte - Brew chai tea bags in heated milk and mix with honey for an aromatic, creamy tea latte.
- Mexican Hot Chocolate - For chocolate with a kick, whisk cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne into heated milk.
- Mulled Pomegranate Wine - Gently mull red wine with orange, pomegranate juice, cloves, and cinnamon sticks.
- Cosy Coffee - Stir mocha sauce, espresso, steamed milk, and toasted marshmallows for an indulgent coffee.
- Vanilla Bean Tea - Infuse your favourite black or herbal tea with vanilla beans and frothed milk for a creamy, soothing cup.
- Golden Milk - A healing turmeric latte made with coconut milk, ginger, black pepper, and honey.
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!