Two mugs of slow cooker hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and chocolate shavings

Winter drinks recipes

Warm up on chilly nights with a steaming cup of hot chocolate, or mix up some festive cocktails, such as mulled wine and eggnog. We've got plenty of winter drinks inspiration.

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Indulge in a homemade hot chocolate. Perfect as the cold nights draw in, you can add a pinch of chilli, cinnamon or a slug of rum if you like

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Warm up with a hot toddy. The combination of whisky, honey, lemon, cinnamon and cloves really packs a punch and is great for entertaining in winter

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Hosting a party? Try this slow-cooker hot chocolate for an easy way to serve a crowd. You could also add your favourite liqueur to each mug

3 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Make our easy eggnog recipe for the perfect festive party tipple. This traditional Christmas drink uses just five ingredients, including egg yolks and brandy

10 mins
Easy
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Make perfectly spiced mulled wine at Christmas. Use a good quality red wine like an unoaked tempranillo and give it a twist with a dash of sloe gin

50 mins
Easy
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Enjoy a warming pot of jasmine tea with chai spices including cinnamon, star anise, cloves and ginger. The addition of orange and berries adds a fruity tang

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
25 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A real treat for chocolate lovers - use 70% cocoa solids or milk chocolate depending on how chocolately you and the kids like it

10 mins
Easy
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Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Warm up this winter with a sweet and creamy gingerbread latte, filled with spices and whipped cream. You can enjoy it with or without a shot of espresso 

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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This classic bourbon cocktail takes a festive turn with a splash of orange juice and edible gold glitter - perfect for Christmas parties

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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The gentle, even heat from a slow cooker means the mulled wine doesn't boil and the flavours stay fresh, leave it to heat while you eat, drink and be merry!

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Warm your hands around a mug of this hot apple drink, spiced with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg - add a splash of rum for the adults

10 mins
Easy
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Lighten up your winter warmer by switching red wine and heavy spices for light cider, vanilla and elderflower cordial

15 mins
Easy
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Warm up in winter with a glass of fabulously decadent cinnamon butter rum. It's the perfect tipple to enjoy at a festive gathering over the Christmas season

9 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Get that festive feeling with this smooth mulled wine made with figs, sliced clementine and spices. Great for a Christmas party or just to cosy up with

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Try our version of coquito, a festive Puerto Rican drink. It keeps in the fridge for up to four days. Enjoy any leftovers poured over puddings

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Enjoy the heavenly combination of citrus and chocolate in sumptuous drink form by whipping up this double cream-based dream

15 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A warming spiced tea, that's the perfect match for our coconut chai traybake. A quick and easy brew that can be made with almond or cow's milk

7 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Ever tried a boozy hot chocolate? Whip up this blend of white chocolate, coconut rum and fresh coconut flakes and you may never look back...

10 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Fill your kitchen with the delicious scent of red wine, brandy, orange and spices in gluhwein. It's the perfect grown-up drink to help you warm up on wintery days

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Need an after-dinner coffee to match the festive mood? Try this blend with nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and orange zest. Perfect, too, for Christmas morning

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Make mulled wine minus the booze with this fruity, alcohol-free recipe. Combining pomegranate juice, blackberries and spices, it's just as warming as the real deal 

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A dollop of chocolate hazelnut spread here, a splash of nut liqueur there - this boozy hot chocolate with whipped cream is a glass of pure indulgence

15 mins
Easy
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Indulge dinner guests with a classic Irish coffee at the end of a dinner party. Made with Irish whiskey, cream and coffee, it's a decadent finale to a meal

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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