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Heat in the glass: delicious and healthy winter drinks

"Drink to keep warm" - the slogan survive the last month of winter will be much easier and more enjoyable. And it's not about alcohol, even in moderate amounts and right combinations, it can be useful.

Today we are discussing the best winter warming drinks. Indian miracle

The first item of our rating of hot winter drinks will not be a big discovery. It has long been known that tea warms best. And if the soul craves the sun and exotics, you can cook Indian tea masala. A unique highlight is ginger and cardamom. To begin with, heat on low heat a liter of milk and in the process add 3 tsp. Steamed tea leaves and honey to taste. As soon as the milk boils, we introduce into it spices: a piece of grated ginger, ½ tsp. Cardamom, if desired, several flowers of cloves, a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Next, boil the mixture on the lowest heat of 3-5 minutes. When the milk gets a cream shade, remove the pan from the plate and let the tea steep another 5 minutes. Now it remains to filter the drink and pour over the cups.

Greetings from childhood

If you are preparing a drink for children, substitute cocoa powder or fruit juice for alcohol

Milk will not interfere with the body in any season, and even more so in winter, because it produces such healthy winter drinks. The good old eggnog that was prepared for us by mothers is definitely one of them. In addition, it can be improved by hot ingredients. Separate the yolks from the proteins (5 units) and beat them with 150 g of sugar until a white foam is formed. Then pour a thin stream into the yolks of 100 ml of rum, 100 ml of brandy, 2 Art. l milk and 1 glass of cream. Separately, beat the whites in a strong foam and combine them with the yolks. The resulting mixture set on low fire. Add a second glass of cream, 100 of powdered sugar and stir until the mass finally thickens. Pour the finished eggnog in glasses and sprinkle with grated nutmeg. If you are preparing a drink for children, replace the alcohol with cocoa powder or fruit juice. Such a treat not only perfectly warms, but also cures a sore throat.  

Solar pear

Delicious pear mulled wine will warm and invigorate

When asked which drinks are useful in winter, many will not hesitate to answer: mulled wine. And they will be right. This wonderful spicy cocktail energizes and cheers up. As you know, many recipes include red wine or something stronger. If you prefer winter drinks without alcohol, you can experiment with other ingredients. For example, cook pear mulled wine. To do this, we need 500 ml of pear juice, into which we put a peel of one lemon, a cinnamon stick, 5-6 buds of a carnation, a star of badjan and heat in a large saucepan over low heat. Sweeteners can add a little sugar powder. While the juice is heated, we clean 6-8 pears, cut them into thin slices and transfer them to a pan. Mulled wine will be cooked 30-40 minutes, after which pieces of pear need to be caught. Strain the beverage and pour over the glasses.

Fruit charm

In the non-alcoholic version of the punch, you can experiment with your favorite spices

Another tasty invention of multi-ethnic Indians - punch. In translation, the name means “five,” since the classic recipe contains just such a quantity of ingredients: rum, tea, water, lemon juice and sugar (or honey). However, the Europeans, who liked this cocktail, began to add red wine, brandy, various fruits and berries to it. But since we are talking about winter soft drinks, our recipe will be appropriate. For the preparation of healthy punch, mix in a pan of 3 glasses of cranberry and orange juice, pour some water and add a mixture of spices to taste. It can be ground ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and any other spices at your discretion. We bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, reduce it to a minimum and continue to cook 5 minutes. Pour punch into glasses, throw in each several berries of cranberries and decorate with leaves of fresh mint. 

Ginger therapy

We need a thermos to make a warming ginger drink

Hot winter drinks, the recipes of which can be listed endlessly, are unlikely to be met without invigorating ginger cocktails. This miracle-root fountains with useful properties. It relieves pain and inflammation in the throat, prevents the propagation of pathogenic bacteria, strengthens the body's immune defense. And this is a great tool for those who want to quickly lose weight with extra pounds. To prepare a warming drink based on ginger we need a thermos. We put on the bottom 20 g grated ginger, 2-3 slice of lemon, cinnamon to taste. The resulting mixture is poured with 300 ml of boiling water and insist 5-10 minutes. Then add 2 tsp. Honey, stir until completely dissolved and let the drink stay for some time.

What is the use of winter drinks of our charts? They not only warm the body, but also charge it with a mass of useful substances, keeping it in good shape. If you have your own recipes for warming, be sure to tell other readers about them. 

Tips for brewing tea from Newby: brewing temperature

- For black tea, use boiling water;

- For green tea use water 70 - 80ºC.

Enjoy your tea!

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