Wrap your hands around one of these warming wonders and feel yourself relax a little more with every sip.

From hot chocolate to hot toddy, mulled wine to buttered rum, there’s nothing more comforting than a homemade hot drink on a cold day. Grab your favorite mug and let your worries melt away.

A glass bowl of hot mulled wine with sliced citrus fruits

Jamie’s Mulled Wine

This boozy recipe is so easy to make and tastes absolutely like Christmas in a glass. Serve warm in a punch bowl with lots of citrus slices, peel, and spices for instant festive cheer.

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Three mugs of peppermint hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, chocolate and candy canes.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

For a super rich version, use a bar of your favorite dark chocolate — 54 to 70% is perfect. This recipe has just a hint of refreshing mintiness to balance out the rich decadence of the chocolate.

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A bartender in a red hat prepares irish coffees.

Irish Coffee

This recipe was the winner of The Best Irish Coffee prize at the 2015 Dublin Whiskey Festival. If it’s the best in Ireland — it might just be the best Irish Coffee in the world.

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A jug of spiced brandy apple cider being poured in a glass beside two fresh apples.

Spiced Brandy Apple Cider

A sweet and warming mulled cider gently spiced with maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom pods. Made all the better with a dash of brandy stirred through before serving.

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A mug of cinnamon and tequila hot chocolate.

Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktails

Ultra thick and rich, this cozy drink from Salt and Wind is basically drinkable ganache with a kick of top-shelf tequila. Use a really good dark chocolate and enjoy the warming spices.

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A glass of Riesling hot toddy.

Riesling Hot Toddy

This warming white wine and brandy cocktail from Serious Eats is made all the more soothing with honey, lemon and cardamom. A perfect alternative to the classic red mulled wine for Riesling fans.

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A jug of warm apple cider.

Ginger Turmeric Apple Cider

A non-alcoholic cider that’s perfect to soothe sore throats, colds, and indigestion. Brew up a batch of this to see you through your sick days and stay warm and hydrated.

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A glass of vanilla bean hot buttered rum on a wooden table.

Vanilla Bean Hot Buttered Rum

A simple hot buttered rum recipe from Heart Beet Kitchen, with the welcome addition of vanilla bean and hints of maple. Silky smooth with a slight butterscotch flavor, this is a perfect Butterbeer substitute for Harry Potter fans.

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Two mugs of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate syrup.

S’mores Hot Chocolate

Perfectly creamy and sweet with a crumbly graham cracker surprise at every sip. This decadent recipe from Minimalist Baker uses all the best elements of a s’more for a warming winter drink.

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