Monday, November 7, 2011

Healthy & Popular Hot Drinks for the Winter



The holiday season is right around the corner. Whether you are having a family Thanksgiving get-together to bake a turkey, hosting a Christmas bash with your loved ones to decorate the tree, or just inviting the couple next door over to have a quiet night in, handing out a mouthwatering and aromatic hot drink will warm your guests right up on a cold winter night; however, hot chocolate, eggnog and punches often have a lot of calories-- and not much else going for them. Today, your friends at Phix have lightened up some of the most popular festive drinks, so you can impress your guests and watch your waistline at the same time! From elegant heated cocktails to low-sugar hot chocolate, you can find something for everyone all winter long.


Warm Spiced Cider Punch

This is a nice warm-up punch, especially when there is a nip in the air. The aroma of the apple cider, orange juice, and spices are wonderful—and become more wonderful as the punch simmers in the slow cooker.





Sleigh Driver

This scrumptious non-alcoholic punch adds pears, cranberries and vanilla to the traditional hot cider.





Midnight Snowstorm

The light crème de menthe creates a minty, chocolate flavor, but in a very smooth, creamy way. Use white crème de menthe inside the drink and add green crème de menthe on top of the whipped cream for a festive holiday color!





Pear-Ginger Shooters

Fresh ginger and cinnamon infuse this chilled pear soup. Serve in large shot glasses. Guests may even add a splash of vodka, if they like.


    


Sugar-Free Hot Dark Cocoa

Dark cocoa has more phenolic phytochemicals than regular cocoa. Cocoa has twice the antioxidants of red wine and up to three times the amount found in green tea. It not only tastes good, but it’s good for you!





Holiday Hot Drink Mix

This is a great mix to have in the cupboard for cold, wintry days. Using strawberry drink mix instead of chocolate makes it fun for kids of all ages. For gifts, place the mix in a pretty jar and attach directions to fix one serving.





Hot Phix

Did you think that energy drinks are were only good served cold, on a hot summer day before a workout? Guess again! Phix can also be your afternoon warm-up in the winter or a fruity holiday treat, as long as you prepare it the way we recommend. Find a British crystal glass or a white porcelain coffee mug, pour your favorite Phix mix in and blend with 10 oz hot water. The smooth and natural taste combined with the fresh, fruity aroma will not only warm you and your guests up in the cold weather, but it will also prepare you for your holiday party with sustained energy! 


     



Leave a comment if you are interested in knowing how to make any of the drinks featured in this blog. We will shoot you our exclusive secret recipes. J

Cheers,

Your Friends at Phix

1 comment:

Jade said...

I like the fact that this is all natural, and enjoyed reading some of the recipes and I am gonna try some of them out.