Best Hot Holiday Drink Recipes

Our Favorite Hot Holiday Drinks

Discover your next holiday staple with these cozy tea-infused drink recipes that are guaranteed to lift spirits and warm chilly bones! We rounded up the best hot drinks for cold weather this season, from fragrant spiced ciders to festive eggnog lattes so you can get creative in the kitchen and try something new this winter! These simple and versatile recipes can be made in larger batches for seasonal festivities or you can whip up a few servings to enjoy by the fire when you’re watching your favorite holiday movies. Once you're curled up with a cup of tea watching classic movies, take this quiz to find out which iconic holiday character you are based on your favorite type of tea!

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The warming blend of spices in this homemade mulled wine tea recipe makes your kitchen smell amazing and tastes like holiday magic in a mug. Check out this easy recipe if you’re in the mood for a seasonal drink that’s cozy, delicious, and makes you feel like you’re strolling through a festive Christmas market!


This holiday season why not spice up this classic cold drink by making your own easy eggnog chai latte at home! This hot drink is still smooth and creamy with an added kick of spice that perfectly complements the sweetness of the eggnog. Plus, this fragrant festive treat will keep you warm and cozy on chilly winter nights!


A unique combination of pear cider and yaupon tea creates a tingly and invigorating blend that stands out from your typical cider. This festive blend can be prepared as a cocktail or a mocktail depending on the occasion. Either way, enjoy the day and celebrate the season with this exceptional cider!


This is the perfect bourbon and tea-based drink to enjoy when it's cold outside! It has a natural sweetness, and a definite cinnamon kick. This tea stands just fine on its own, but given hot toddies' reputation to battle pesky winter colds, we think it's the perfect remedy to enjoy with family or friends around the holidays.


Red rooibos and apple cider make a pleasing pair in this delicious hot cider. Enjoy this apple cider by itself, or spike it with a shot of bourbon or whiskey. Both ways are delightful and warm the soul on a chilly winter evening.


Hot cocoa floats are the perfect combination of hot and cold! Steaming chocolate and frosty ice cream are a match made in heaven. Indulge in this delicious cold weather treat and fulfill all of your mint-chocolate chip fantasies. Yum!


Picture this: the air is redolent with warming spices, you're surrounded by family and friends, a fire blazes in the hearth, your feet are wrapped up in fuzzy socks, and you've got a huge mug full of hot tea in your hands. This holiday season, Sips by is here to make all of your tea dreams come true. Whether you're looking for Christmas teas or spicy chai, gifts for tea lovers or holiday cookie treats for yourself, Sips by has all of the holiday tea, tea accessories, tea gift sets, advent calendars, gift wrap, and tea kits you need to ensure everyone has a cup of cheer this year. Shop caffeinated holiday teas, caffeine-free holiday teas, festive teas, and your favorite tea brands.

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About Sips by: We’re a female-founded and led startup that makes discovering tea fun, personalized, and affordable. The Sips by Box is the only multi-brand, personalized tea subscription box. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Based out of Austin, Texas, we are adept at savoring a hot mug even when it’s seasonally inappropriate.