Any beverage made from the infusion or decoction of herbs, spices, or other plant material in hot water, and may contain caffeine. These drinks are distinguished from true teas that are prepared from the cured leaves of the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis. So whether you are a coffee enthusiast, tea addict or even more adventurous, there are many hot beverages to consume when the cold weather hits.
Aleberry - Made by boiling ale with spice (such as nutmeg), sugar and bread-sops, the last commonly toasted. It is sweetened, strained, and drunk hot.
Anijsmelk Dutch drink, consisting of hot milk flavored with anise seed and sweetened with sugar
Wassail – a hot mulled cider traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, an ancient southern English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year
Apfelwein – hot apfelwein mixed with spices used typical in Glühwein (mulled wine) like cinnamon, orange, clove, lemon peel and slowly heated up. Traditional winter drink in south Hesse, Germany.
Asiático Popular hot drink from Cartagena, Spain, consisting of coffee with condensed milk and cognac.
Atole - Traditional masa-based hot corn based beverage of Mexican and Central American origin, where it is known as atol
Champurrado – a chocolate-based atole
Bajigur - Hot and sweet beverage native to the Sundanese people of West Java, Indonesia. The main ingredients are coconut milk and Aren palm sugar; usually to add taste, a small amount of ginger and a small pinch of salt.
Bandrek - Traditional hot, sweet and spicy beverage native to Sundanese people of West Java, Indonesia.
Blackberry demitasse - Cocktail made from blackberry brandy or liqueur, blackberry jelly, cognac, water and lemon juice. It is served hot in a demitasse with a slice of lemon.
Blue Blazer Flaming cocktail made from Scotch or Irish Whiskey, honey, boiling water and lemon peel. It is served steaming hot for slow sipping.
Bouillon Includes clam, tomato, oyster, chicken, asparagus bouillon and others,
Consommé – A concentrated and clarified form of bouillon
Butter tea - Also known as po cha, a drink of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and Buddhist minorities in India, made from tea leaves, yak butter, water, and salt.
Coffee There are several accounts of the historical origin of coffee.
Espresso - Coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans.Types of espresso drinks include:
Hot ginger cordial
Greyana rakiya Boiled rakiya; a winter alcoholic beverage in Bulgarian cuisine prepared with grape or plum brandy and honey
Grog Refers to a variety of alcoholic beverages. Modern versions are often made with hot or boiling water, and sometimes include lemon juice, lime juice, cinnamon or sugar to improve the taste. Rum with water, sugar, and nutmeg was known as bumbo and was more popular with pirates and merchantmen.
Herbal tea Any beverage made from the infusion or decoction of herbs, spices, or other plant material in hot water, and usually does not contain caffeine These drinks are distinguished from true teas that are prepared from the cured leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.
Hot buttered rum Mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot water or cider, a sweetener, and various spices, usually cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
Hot chocolate Also known as hot cocoa, it typically consists of shaved chocolate, melted chocolate or cocoa powder, heated milk or water, and sugar. Hot egg chocolate is a type of hot chocolate.
Hot toddy Mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices and served hot.
Irish coffee Irish coffee glass.jpg Cocktail consisting of hot coffee, sugar and Irish whiskey, topped with thick cream
Hot lemonade - Claret lemonade is a type of hot lemonade
Job's tears - In Korea, a thick drink called yulmu cha literally "Job's tears tea") is made from powdered Job's tears.
Malted milk Powdered gruel made from a mixture of malted barley, wheat flour, and whole milk, which is evaporated until it forms a powder. Brands of malted milk include:
Horlicks – the name of a malted milk hot drink amalted milk drink mixing powder prepared with hot water
Milo – a chocolate and malt powder which is mixed with hot or cold water or milk to produce a beverage popular in many parts of the world
Ovaltine – a brand of milk flavoring product usually made with malt extract. It was developed in Berne, Switzerland, where it is known by its original name, Ovomaltine "egg", and malt, which were originally its main ingredients).
Mate cocido Green Mate Infusion typical of Southern Cone cuisine (mostly consumed in Southern Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay). It is traditionally prepared by boiling yerba mate in water, then strained and served in cups.
Mulled wine Usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices and raisins. Wine was first recorded as spiced and heated in 1st century Rome.
Greyano Vino – a winter alcoholic beverage in Bulgarian cuisine British hot drink of milk curdled with wine or ale, often spiced, which was popular from medieval times to the 19th century. It was typically prepared with milk that was heated to a boil, then mixed with wine or ale, which curdled it, and the mixture was usually spiced.
Postum Roasted grain beverage that was popular as a coffee substitute during World War II.
Rüdesheimer Kaffee Alcoholic coffee drink from Rüdesheim am Rhein in Germany invented in 1957 by the German television chef, Hans Karl Adam
Sake - Traditional Japanese beverage which is produced from fermented rice and may be served hot
Salep Turkish beverage made of tubers of some Orchid species. Also known as sahlep. Served with cinnamon and sometimes mahlep.
Sassafras tea Tastes much like root beer but was traditionally drank hot or cold in the southern United States.
Smoking Bishop Smoking Bishop.png Type of mulled wine punch or wassail that was especially popular in Victorian England at Christmas time
Soda Tumbler of cola with ice.jpg Historically, hot sodas were served at soda fountains
Spiced punch Spiced punch served hot
Tea The exact inventor of tea is unknown, but Chinese legends attribute the invention of tea to Shennong in 2737
Chai tea – heavily-spiced tea originating from India
Green tea – made from the leaves from Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. It originated in China, but has become associated with many cultures throughout Asia.
Teh talua – tea beverage from West Sumatra that uses egg yolk in its preparation
Masala chai/masala tea
Wedang Jahe Ginger tea.jpg Indonesia An Indonesian ginger tea