The Dutch autumn is in full swing. That means: rain, cold and often more rain. Not the best weather to be outside. So go cocooning with a blanket on the couch or by the hair and enjoy autumnal drinks! Earlier I already shared a recipe for real pumpkin spice latte , but these are also highly recommended 😍
All recipes are for 4 glasses / cups
Chai Tea Latte
You can of course use an instant mix for this spicy tea with milk, but making it yourself is just a little more fun and healthier!
You need: 700 ml water • 700 ml milk • 6 bags of black tea • 4 tablespoons of honey • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon • 1 tablespoon of cardamom • 2 pinches of nutmeg • 2 pinches of cloves • 2 pinches of ginger powder
How to make it: Bring the water and milk to a gentle boil in a saucepan. Stir occasionally. When it boils, add all the other ingredients and hand in the tea bags. Bring back to the boil and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove the tea bags, divide the mixture over 4 cups and enjoy!
Most people know the ready-made anise cubes or bags to make anise milk. But you make it just as easy yourself!
You need: 1 liter of milk • 2 tbsp aniseeds • 1 sachet vanilla sugar • honey to taste • mini marshmallows as a garnish
How to make it: Put the anise seeds in a tea egg. Heat the milk with the vanilla sugar and the tea egg until it boils. Lower the heat and let it simmer for another 10 minutes. If you like to drink it a little sweeter, add some honey. Divide the milk between 4 cups and garnish with mini marshmallows.
Ginger - pear tea
Ginger has many healthy properties and is a real 'warmer'. The pear gives a nice sweet twist to this spicy tea.
You need: 1 l water • 500 ml green tea • 3 pears • 60 g sugar • 4 cm ginger • 2 tbsp ginger syrup • 2 cardamom pods
How to make it: Peel 2 pears and coarsely grate. Bring the water, the grated pear, the sliced ginger, ginger syrup, sugar and crushed cardamom pods to the boil in a pan. Simmer for 30 minutes and reduce by half. Remove from heat and strain into a bowl. Add the warm green tea, divide between 4 glasses and serve with fresh pear slices.
Speculoos Irish Coffee
Traditionally, the classic Irish Coffee is drunk after meals as a pick-me-up. But since it's already been a crazy year, I have a recipe for a separate variant here.
You need: 80 ml Irish whiskey • 600 ml coffee • 8 tbsp honey • 1 tsp gingerbread spice • 320 ml whipped cream, whipped until smooth
How to make it: Take a small saucepan and heat the honey with the gingerbread spices in it. Divide the warm people over 4 glasses. Add 20 ml of whiskey to each glass and then the coffee. Finally add the whipped cream and sprinkle some gingerbread spices over it to finish it off
Hot buttered rum
A drink that not only warms you up but also really warms you up is hot buttered rum! A mix of rum, real butter and richly spiced. This drink will keep you warm.
You need: 180 ml spiced rum • 130 g brown caster sugar • 115 g unsalted butter at room temperature • 60 ml honey • ½ teaspoon cinnamon • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves • A pinch of salt • 480 ml boiling water • 4 skewers cinnamon
How to make it: Mix the sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves with an electric mixer until the mixture becomes smooth. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and add 480 ml of boiling water. Stir well until the butter mixture is completely melted. Divide the mixture among 4 mugs. Finally, garnish each mug with a stick of cinnamon.