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.
Peppermint tea with bourbon in? Now THAT is an invitation we can't resist.
Caramel apple hot toddy
When hot toddy meets caramel vodka meets apple cider, the results are always worth tasting.
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Cranberry and Pinot Noir mulled wine
Stay warm and fuzzy with cranberry-infused mulled wine.
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.
Hot cinnamon cranberry punch
Cranberry, cinnamon, citrus and clove all blend together to make this delicious non-alcoholic punch.
Pumpkin spiced latte
A homemade, vegan take on the classic Starbucks brew.
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.
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.
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!