By RockN W Report Intern, Paige Brandon
The best way to warm up after feeling a chill to your bones? From the inside out, of course! Grab your favorite mug, grab a spot by the fireplace, and experiment with these winter beverages that all cowgirls should try. They will leave you feeling warm from the inside out!
- Coffee. Having to feed in the early morning cool on your ranch? Make your coffee the way you like it and add a touch of cinnamon to it. The coffee and cinnamon create a lovely flavor that you will wake you right up!
- Hot chocolate. Good ol’ hot chocolate is a winter must! It goes perfectly with curling up next to the fire. Add a cinnamon stick and a dash of chili powder for a cowgirl kick to your cup.
- Apple Cider. The easiest way to make apple cider is to pour apple juice into a crockpot, add mulling spices and cinnamon sticks, then let it warm in there. Bring this drink on a trail rideto keep you warm!
- Sparkling Grape Juice. Nothing says cheers to dreaming of spring like drinking sparkling grape juice! Add blueberries to the glass to add even more flavor to your festive drink.
- Atole. Atole is a Mexican drink that steeps cinnamon and vanilla in water, then adds milk and cornmeal to create a creamy, tasty drink. You can find recipes for this online or purchase at your local coffee shop!
- Cowgirl Milkshake. When the fire gets too hot or the blankets make you sweat, cool down with a “cowgirl milkshake.” Find prickly pear juice and strawberries at your local store. Add ice cream, milk, prickly pear juice and strawberries to a blender. Blend until smooth. The blender will leave you with a pink, sweet and divine drink!
- Warm Horchata. The flavors of your typical horchata are the best wintertime drink! The blend of cinnamon, vanilla and honey melt in your mouth. You can find a recipe to create a warm horchata! There are also recipes for hot chocolate horchata (delicious!).
- Infused water. Just because it’s cold out, does not mean you should be slacking on your water intake. Infuse your water with strawberries, limes, and lemons for a taste of strawberry lemonade.
- Tea. Tea is great for sore throats after spending the day in the winter wind or for having at brunch with other cowgirl friends.
- Vanilla Steamer. With milk, vanilla and some sugar, vanilla steamers are a great way to wind down after a long day!