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From white chocolate steamers to hot buttered rum, the world's 10 best warming winter drink recipes

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There are few problems in life that can't be soothed by a warm drink, alcoholic or no.

Whether it's hot cinnamon punch or salted caramel hot chocolate, winter cocktails bring with them a sense of comforting cheer and decadence.

Amid the blustery winds and dark evenings, they give us a warming, joyful glow and a feeling that all is good with the world.

Come spread the love and cosy up by the fire with one of our top 10 hot drinks of winter 2014, from cranberry mulled wine to pumpkin spiced latte and bourbon-spiked peppermint tea. 

  • Oreo hot cocoa

    Rich, decadent and creamy, oreo hot cocoa tastes as great as it looks.

    Click here for the recipe

    Source: sweetcsdesigns.com/Pinterest

  • Winter julep

    Peppermint tea with bourbon in? Now THAT is an invitation we can't resist.

    Click here for the recipe.

    Source: dropdeadgorgeousdaily/Pinterest

  • Caramel apple hot toddy

    When hot toddy meets caramel vodka meets apple cider, the results are always worth tasting.  

    Click here for the recipe

    Source: the cookingvirgin.com/Pinterest

  • Cranberry and Pinot Noir mulled wine

    Stay warm and fuzzy with cranberry-infused mulled wine.

    Click here for the recipe.

    Source: theglitterguide.com/Pinterest

  • Spiked white chocolate steamers

    Did you ever see such a wondrous creation? Ghiradelli white chocolate with whipped cream vodka, topped with (yet more) whipped cream.

    Click here for the recipe

    Source: browneyedbaker.com/Pinterest

  • Hot cinnamon cranberry punch

    Cranberry, cinnamon, citrus and clove all blend together to make this delicious non-alcoholic punch. 

    Click here for the recipe

    Source: dessertedplanet.com/Pinterest

  • Pumpkin spiced latte

    A homemade, vegan take on the classic Starbucks brew.

    Click here for the recipe

    Source: averiecooks.com/Pinterest

  • Aztec hot chocolate

    Dried ginger, dried red chilli and a handful of white chocolate flakes go into making this potent and joyful version of hot chocolate. 

    Click here for the recipe

    Source: silkroutechef.wordpress.com/Pinterest

  • Hot buttered rum

    Rustle up your hot buttered rum batter (yes, that is a thing), then add whipped cream and a cinnamon stick for garnish.

    Click here for the recipe

    Source: creative-culinary.com/Pinterest

  • Salted caramel hot chocolate

    Few prospects bring us greater cheer than that of hot chocolate drizzed with salted caramel sauce, chocolate chips, whipped cream and vanilla marshmallows. Load us up!

    Click here for the recipe

    Source: cookingclassy.com/Pinterest

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