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Hot Coffee, Tea, and Espresso Drink Recipes for the Winter and Christmas Season

The winter season is a perfect time to get creative with coffee drinks and tea recipes. There are so many Christmas coffee drinks and winter beverage recipes that will make your winter and Christmas season even better. 

 

Gingerbread, pumpkin spice, peppermint, salted caramel apple -- the flavors of winter are  comforting and cozy, not to mention delicious! Looking for inspiration for your next winter coffee drinks? Check out these hot coffee, tea, and espresso drink recipes for the winter and Christmas season! 

 

Hot Coffee Drink Recipes 

Gingerbread Breve 

 

You will need:

  • A cup of brewed black coffee 
  • Monin gingerbread syrup
  • Half and half 
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon 
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg 
  • ¼ teaspoon of ginger 
  • Gingerbread man cookie 
  • Whipped cream 
  • Shaved white chocolate 

 

Recipe:

  1. Heat the half and half over low heat on the stovetop. 
  2. Once the milk starts to froth, add the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  3. Stir the milk on and off for about four minutes.
  4. While the milk is heating, brew as much black coffee as you desire.
  5. When the drip is brewed, pour the coffee into your coffee cup. 
  6. Add a single pump of gingerbread syrup to your black coffee.
  7. Take the milk off of the stove and carefully pour it into the cup.
  8. Top your gingerbread breve beverage with whipped cream and white chocolate shavings.
  9. Serve your gingerbread breve on a coaster with a napkin and a gingerbread cookie! It is the perfect combination for a snowy Christmas morning. 

 

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Eggnog Drip Coffee

 

You will need:

  • Eggnog
  • Drip coffee
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Steamed oat milk 

 

Recipe:

  1. Brew a pot of black coffee. 
  2. While the coffee is brewing, steam eggnog with a frothing machine or with the steaming wand of an espresso maker. (Tip: Eggnog makes a very loud, high-pitched noise when it is being steamed. If needed, use the palm of your non-dominant hand to lightly cover the top of the pitcher. This way, the eggnog won’t spray everywhere.)
  3. Once the eggnog is steamed, your coffee should also be finished brewing.
  4. Pour the black coffee into a coffee cup. Add eggnog on top of the coffee as though it is a coffee creamer.
  5. If you prefer coffee that is less sweet, we suggest steaming oat milk and blending it into your cup as well. 
  6. Sprinkle pinches of nutmeg, ginger, ground cloves, and cinnamon on top of your coffee to add a little bit of spice to these eggnog drip-coffee drinks! 

 

Toffee Nut Praline Creamed Coffee

 

You will need:

 

Recipe:

  1. Use your shop’s preferred method to brew a single cup of your favorite coffee.
  2. Add a pump of praline syrup and a pump of toffee nut syrup to the bottom of a coffee cup.
  3. Pour the brewed coffee into the cup.
  4. Use a stir stick to blend your coffee with the two pumps of flavored syrups.
  5. For those who like a sweeter cup of coffee, add a tablespoon of vanilla syrup.
  6. Use the stir stick one more time to blend everything together. Enjoy! 

 

Tea Drink Recipes

Vanilla Masala Chai

 

You will need:

 

Recipe:

  1. For a twelve-ounce beverage, pour five ounces of Masala chai concentrate into a milk pitcher. 
  2. Add five ounces of almond milk to the pitcher. 
  3. Steam the chai concentrate and the almond milk together. (Tip: The chai concentrate and almond milk concoction will expand by about two ounces during the steaming process. Leave room in the pitcher to account for this.)
  4. Let the chai and milk sit while you add half a pump of vanilla syrup to your mug.
  5. Pour the almond milk chai into your mug, and enjoy the perfect winter tea beverage

 

Apple Spice Black Tea

 

You will need:

  • One apple of your choice 
  • Half a cup of loose leaf black tea 
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice 
  • 2 cinnamon sticks 
  • 15 cloves

 

Recipe:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. 
  2. Cut up the apple into very thin slices. 
  3. Put the apple slices into a bowl of water and lemon juice. 
  4. Let the slices soak in the bowl for about five minutes. 
  5. After the time has passed, place the apple slices on a cooking sheet. 
  6. Heat the apple slices in the oven for an hour and a half. 
  7. Once the slices are air dried, chop up the apple slices. 
  8. Combine the apple pieces with the coconut sugar, cloves, tea leaves, and cinnamon sticks.
  9. Add one tablespoon of the mixed ingredients to one cup of water for a single serving of this black apple spice tea

 

Berry Immunity Tea

 

You will need:

  • Water 
  • Honey
  • Astragalus 
  • Chamomile leaves 
  • Echinacea 
  • Elderberries 
  • Elderflowers 
  • Rose hips

 

Recipe:

  1. Measure one tablespoon of each of the six herbs. Mix them together. 
  2. Take a mason jar and put a teaspoon of the herbal concoction inside the jar. 
  3. Add a cup of boiling water to the herbs, and let the herbs sit in the hot water for twenty minutes. 
  4. After the time passes, use a strainer to separate the water from the herbs. 
  5. Add a teaspoon of organic honey to sweeten the immunity tea. Substitute with an artificial sweetener such as Stevia if you prefer. Sip and enjoy one of the most unique winter coffee drinks!

 

Espresso Drink Recipes

Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

 

You will need:

  • Two ristretto espresso shots
  • ½ tablespoon of white chocolate sauce
  • ¼ tablespoon of peppermint syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • A candy cane
  • Oat milk

 

Recipe:

  1. Add the white chocolate sauce and the peppermint syrup in a coffee cup. 
  2. Pull two ristretto shots of espresso.
  3. Add the espresso shots to your cup with the flavored syrups.
  4. Stir the espresso with the white chocolate and peppermint. 
  5. For a twelve-ounce latte, steam eight ounces of oat milk. (Tip: Even though eight ounces of milk for a twelve-ounce beverage does not sound like it makes sense, the numbers add up eventually. You’ll want to subtract four ounces from the cup size, and that gives you an idea of how much milk you should start with.Since you are adding white chocolate sauce and peppermint syrup, there will be less room in your cup for the milk. Two ristretto shots take up slightly less than two ounces of space, and the eight ounces of oat milk will expand to about ten ounces of after being frothed. The syrups take up the remaining space in the cup.)
  6. Pour the oat milk into your cup.
  7. Add whipped cream on top.
  8. Stick a candy cane through the whipped cream, and enjoy these perfect Christmas coffee drinks!

  Pumpkin Spice Latte Barista Underground

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte 

 

You will need:

  • Two shots of espresso
  • One pump of spiced pumpkin puree
  • Hemp milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

 

Recipe:

  1. These winter coffee drinks are very similar to other hot coffee drink recipes. Start creating your pumpkin spice latte by adding the spiced pumpkin puree into your coffee mug.
  2. Then, pull two shots of espresso.
  3. Pour the espresso shots into the cup with the pumpkin puree, and stir it all together.
  4. Steam the hemp milk with a steam wand or frothing machine. 
  5. Pour the milk into your coffee cup, and top the drink with whipped cream.
  6. For a delicate effect, sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top of the whipped cream.
  7. Put a cinnamon stick in the side of the cup, and sip on one of your new favorite Christmas coffee drinks! 

 

Salted Caramel Apple Cappuccino 

 

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of apple butter 
  • 2 teaspoons of caramel sauce 
  • Two shots of espresso
  • Cashew milk 
  • Himalayan pink salt 
  • Cinnamon

 

Recipe:

  1. Brew two shots of espresso
  2. Microwave the apple butter and caramel for about fifteen seconds. 
  3. If the butter and caramel are not soft, microwave them for fifteen more seconds. 
  4. When they are ready, pour the coffee and the mixture into your mug.
  5. Stir the apple butter and caramel until it melts with the espresso. 
  6. Froth eight ounces of milk in a pitcher. 
  7. Pour the steamed milk into the cup of espresso, apple butter, and caramel. 
  8. Add a caramel drizzle over top of the whipped cream. 
  9. Add a pinch of salt and a dash of cinnamon on top of the whipped cream.
  10. Take a sip and you’ll see that this Christmas coffee drink recipe tastes like a caramel apple in a cup

 

Brewing It Over

No matter which recipe you choose, these hot coffee, tea, and espresso drink recipes for the winter and Christmas season are sure to make your snowy days a little bit warmer! From crazy coffee and tea flavor combos to the seasonal classics, there’s no wrong way to brew a good cup.

December 19, 2019 by Staff @ BaristaUnderground