Hot Beverage Recipes to Enjoy by the Fireplace

Picture this: you’re out and about on a day when the snow falls around you in large, fluffy clumps. It’s coldthe tip of your nose is frozen, and your hands feel like they’re turning blue from the icy air. No matter how many times you bring them up to your lips to exhale, trying to warm them, you still cannot feel the tips of your fingers. At this point, all you can think about is how delicious it would feel to have a Styrofoam cup filled with a steaming, aromatic hot drink between your hands, warming you up from the inside out. Suddenly, with it grasped in your clutches, the cold air doesn’t seem as harsh, and you cannot wait to spend the day building a snowman with friends or family at the local park.

Now picture this: you’re at home, it’s a Sunday afternoon, and you really don’t feel like braving the cold weather. So, you sit down in your comfiest chair next to your seasonally decorated fireplace (for decoration inspiration, go to WE LOVE FIRE®’s guide) with a good book and a vibey jazz playlist. Next to you on your coffee table, a mug of your favorite spiced drink makes your home smell like a holiday delight. Life truly is good.

Here at WE LOVE FIRE®, we know how to make you feel warm and cozy, exactly like in these scenarios. That’s why we’ve curated the following list of winter drink recipes with you in mind.

Defy the freeze this season with a sip of something delectable! Here are Hot Beverage Recipes to Enjoy by the Fireplace (or outside, whichever you prefer)!

The Ultimate Staple

Can one truly enjoy Winter without having at least one cup of hot chocolate? We know it sounds almost earth-shattering. Don’t miss out this year, try a homemade recipe from BBC Goodfood. Be warned that it’s so rich and creamy that it might actually melt your brain.

For this recipe you will need:

  • 250 ml of milk (you can replace it with plant-based milk if you’d prefer)
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1-2tbsp of brown sugar
  • 25 g of dark or milk chocolate
  • Whipped cream

Preparation:

  1. Finely chop the chocolate (optional: grate & keep a little bit for garnish).
  2. Heat the milk, cocoa powder, sugar, and chocolate in a saucepan. Whisk to combine.
  3. When completely combined and steaming, pour into a mug.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and grated chocolate.
  5. Enjoy (don’t burn your tongue on the first sip)!

Hot Beverage Recipes to Enjoy by the Fireplace - Hot chocolate with whipped cream

Classically Seasonal

In 18th-century England, a marvelous concoction of milk, eggs, sugar, and spices was whisked together to create a creamy cocktail. Eggnog is now sold in grocery stores everywhere as a cold drink of choice for breakfast during the holiday season. We here at WE LOVE FIRE® prefer it hot and spiked, a tasty treat that will leave you feeling warm all over.

Just a warning that this recipe is not vegetarian/vegan friendly, but if you are looking for one, try the Easy Vegan Eggnog by the Minimalist Baker!

For this Wine Enthusiast recipe, you will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 pint of whole milk
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of ground nutmeg (you can grate it fresh if you prefer)
  • 1/8 tsp of salt
  • ½ cup of your favorite spirit (bourbon, rum, sherry, or brandy work best)

Preparation:

  1. Separate egg whites and yolk. Keep each part in separate bowls. Place yolks in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and beat yolks again until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, add egg whites and the 2 other tablespoons of sugar. Whisk until peaks form.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine milk, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in zigzags until steam begins to rise and small bubbles appear. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour warm milk mixture into beaten egg yolks slowly, and stir constantly to not cook eggs. Add brandy or desired spirit and continue to stir. Fold the egg white mixture into the nog. Serve in a mug and top with nutmeg for garnish.
  5. Enjoy (don’t burn your tongue on the first sip)!

Hot Beverage Recipes to Enjoy by the Fireplace - Eggnot

The Elixir of Gods

We haven’t forgotten you, coffee lovers, we promise. When it comes to that perfect cup of coffee, everyone’s personal taste comes into play. Whether you make it at home, buy it from your local coffee shop, or use (compostable!) pods, this timeless drink is perfect for cozying up while simultaneously awakening your every sense. The general rules when it comes to an excellent cup of coffee are simple: use fresh beans, have filtered water ready, grind your beans at the correct coarseness, and make sure your water is at the right temperature. You don’t need an ultra-luxe coffee maker to make the best cup of joe, trust us. You only need the ingredients that make your coffee go from bland to brilliant (and a little bit of love), and that should do the trick!

We hope we covered all the bases when it comes to flavorful seasonal drinks, but there are plenty more out there to try! If you haven’t explored yet, here are a few more ideas: mulled wine, Indian chai tea, hot apple cider, or a hot toddy. We know you’ll enjoy at least one of these hot, spiced drinks on days when you’re chasing warmth.

If you’re looking for more recipes for the winter season by WE LOVE FIRE®, try Heartwarming Hygge Recipes for the Cold Season.

Hot Beverage Recipes to Enjoy by the Fireplace - A woman is taking her coffee in the nature

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Auburn, AL

Top Hat Chimney Sweeps
1280 Financial Ct.
Auburn, AL 36830

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Elk Grove, CA

Custom Fireside Shops
9097 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624

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Sacramento, CA

Custom Fireside Shops
5455 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95841

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Durango, CO

Durango Outdoor Living
140 Rock Point Drive
Durango, CO 81301

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Durango, CO

Four Corner Stoves & Spas
3001 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301

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Grand Junction, CO

Stove Depot and Chimney Works
330 North Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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New London, CT

Family Hearth and Patio LLC
571 Broad Street
New London, CT 06320

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Ridgefield, CT

Yankee Doodle, Inc.
71 Ethan Allen Highway
Ridgefield, CT 06877

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Dover, DE

Byler's Stove Shoppe, Inc.
1368b Rose Valley School Rd.
Dover, DE 19904

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Destin, FL

Doodlebuggers Service Network
36054 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541

Bettendorf, IA

Fireplaces Plus, Inc.
1745 State Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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Rockford, IL

Advanced Chimney Systems, Inc.
3486 Lonergan Drive
Rockford, IL 61109

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Wauconda, IL

Grass Roots Energy, Inc.
28751 N Route 12
Wauconda, IL 60084

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Evansville, IN

Firemaster, Inc.
5300 E Morgan Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715

Jeffersonville, IN

Olde Towne Chimney & Fireplace Sales
915 Nachand Ln
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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Overland Park, KS

Kansas City Fireplace Center
10470 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66212

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Erlanger, KY

TateBuilder's Supply, LLC
3511 Dixie Highway
Erlanger, KY 41018

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Littleton, MA

Woodstove, Fireplace and Patio Shop, Inc.
60 White Street
Littleton, MA 01460

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Seekonk, MA

The Fireplace Showcase
775 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771

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Sudbury, MA

Woodstove, Fireplace and Patio Shop, Inc.
348 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

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Duluth, MN

Duluth Stove & Fireplace
2431 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55806

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Minneapolis, MN

Woodland Stoves & Fireplaces
2901 Franklin Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Oakdale, MN

Energy Savers of Minnesota
6298 Highway 36 Blvd N
Oakdale, MN 55128

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Rochester, MN

Brekke Fireplace Shoppe
1904 S. Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904

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Walker, MN

Wilkening Fireplace Company
9608 State 371 NW
Walker, MN 56484

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Charlotte, NC

The Hearth and Patio
4332 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28205

Fargo, ND

Home Heating, Plumbing & A/C Inc.
701 28th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103

Fargo, ND

Hebron Brick Company
2300 Main Avenue
Fargo, ND 58103

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Omaha, NE

Fireplace By Design
13913 R Plaza
Omaha, NE 68137

Epping, NH

The Stove Shoppe
285, Calef Highway Rte. 125
Epping, NH 03042

Windham, NH

The Stove Shoppe
25 Indian Rock Road
Windham, NH 03087

Hamilton, NJ

Bowden's Fireside - Hearth & Home
1731 Nottingham Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619

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Voorhees, NJ

Rettinger Fireplace Systems, Inc
476 Centennial Blvd
Voorhees, NJ 08043

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Yorktown Heights,, NY

Fire Glow Distributors, Inc.
173 Tomahawk St
Yorktown Heights,, NY 10598

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Canfield, OH

Youngstown Propane, Inc.
4445 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Canfield, OH 44406

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St. Henry, OH

Buschur's Refrigeration, Inc.
541 N Eastern Avenue
St. Henry, OH 45883

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Portland, OR

Classic Heat Source Inc
18430 SE Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97233

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Emmaus, PA

Stoves 'n Stuff, LTD
683 State Rd/Lehigh St
Emmaus, PA 18049

Media, PA

Chimney Cricket
101 State Road
Media, PA 19063

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Stroudsburg,, PA

Stoves 'n Stuff, LTD
1523 N. Ninth Street
Stroudsburg,, PA 18360

Tamaqua, PA

Stoves 'n Stuff, LTD
561 West Penn Pike
Tamaqua, PA 18252

Rapid City, SD

Hebron Brick Company
1543 Deadwood Ave
Rapid City, SD 57709

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Sioux Falls, SD

Hebron Brick Company
2211 W. 50th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-6525

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Vermillion, SD

Kalin's Indoor Comfort Inc.
710 Cottage Avenue
Vermillion, SD 57069

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Manassas, VA

Winston's Chimney Service
11301 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109

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Barre, VT

Chimney Sweep Fireplace Shop
1284 US Rte, 302 Ste 10
Barre, VT 05641-2317

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Bennington, VT

Friends of The Sun
126 Hicks Avenue
Bennington, VT 05201

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Manchester, VT

Friends of The Sun
159 Depot Street
Manchester, VT 05255

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Shelburne, VT

Chimney Sweep Fireplace Shop
3113 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT 05482

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White River Jnct, VT

Home Comfort Warehouse
54 Bridge Street
White River Jnct, VT 05001

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Burlington, WI

Burlington Fireplace & Heating LLC
857 Milwaukee Ave.
Burlington, WI 53105

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Madison, WI

Top Hat
5117 Verona Rd
Madison, WI 53711

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West Salem, WI

American Home Fireplace & Patio
240 County Road M North
West Salem, WI 54669

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Morgantown, WV

Rustic By Design
709 Beechurst Ave. Suite 15
Morgantown, WV 26505

Laramie, WY

High Country Stoves & Fireplaces
860 N. 3rd Street
Laramie, WY 82072

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