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evening drinks - alternative to hot choc?

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PatsysPyjamas Mon 17-Nov-14 21:21:25

I am trying not to drink during the week, but getting a bit bored of my nightly hot chocolate. Are there any other wintry hot drink alternatives that feel a bit luxurious?

Artandco Mon 17-Nov-14 21:23:26

Belivor do a hot winter spice cordial. Like a non alcoholic mulled wine

Same with hot apple juice heated with a cinnamon stick

Pippidoeswhatshewants Mon 17-Nov-14 21:23:38

M&S do an awesome alcohol free mulled wine.
Spiced tea.

AlpacaYourThings Mon 17-Nov-14 21:23:57

Have you tried the 'Green Bottle' Spiced Berry? It's like mulled wine, but non alcoholic.

AlpacaYourThings Mon 17-Nov-14 21:24:39

X post with all the non alcoholic mulled wine suggestions

MegBusset Mon 17-Nov-14 21:26:19

Twinings Cherry & Cinnamon is lush smile

BathshebaDarkstone Mon 17-Nov-14 21:27:22

Damn I was going to mention Bottle Green spiced berry as well! A new discovery for me today. smile

FelixTitling Mon 17-Nov-14 21:28:31

You can't beat a hot vimto.

PatsysPyjamas Mon 17-Nov-14 21:36:59

Mmm. Thanks all. Felix, I just had a hot blackcurrant! However, I am liking the sound of spicy cordial. Are there any other creamy drinks?

tassisssss Mon 17-Nov-14 21:38:30

I like herbal/fruit teas. I have just had a blackcurrant one.

PuggyMum Mon 17-Nov-14 21:42:10

I love a Horlicks. And whittads have some lovely hot chocolates. They do a dreamtime which is a hot choc for bed and their white hoc choc is to die for!

PuggyMum Mon 17-Nov-14 21:42:25

Whittards even!

FelixTitling Mon 17-Nov-14 21:43:31

Milo is nice.

FelixTitling Mon 17-Nov-14 21:44:33

Sorry, posted too soon. Milo is a nice milky drink somewhere between and hot choc and a Horlicks.

TheSpottedZebra Mon 17-Nov-14 21:45:25

What about a chai latte?

hugoagogo Mon 17-Nov-14 21:47:07

How about a milky Chai?
I like ovaltine myself or nesqik, but I know I am not cool.

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 17-Nov-14 21:47:48

Warm full-fat milk with a spoonful of sugar, a drop of vanilla, and a sprinkling of freshly ground nutmeg.

PatsysPyjamas Mon 17-Nov-14 21:51:58

Does chai have caffeine in it?
I like the sound of ALL of these. I will become the queen of non-alcoholic winter drinks! White choc hot chocolate - is that really sickly sweet?

hugoagogo Mon 17-Nov-14 21:55:37

Chai is made with black tea, so has got caffeine in it, but it is not strong. You might want to avoid it if you are sensitive to it though.

I could drink a double macchiato before bed and still sleep like a baby grin

TheSpottedZebra Mon 17-Nov-14 21:55:49

I think it has a small amount of caffeine. Or you could mix your own?

I also like rooibos tea (no caffeine), wih either milk, or honey and lemon.

hugoagogo Mon 17-Nov-14 21:57:25

Good old celestial seasonings

Floellabenjamin Mon 17-Nov-14 21:58:12

Sleep tea- fair trade one is fab

PuggyMum Mon 17-Nov-14 22:22:47

Yes it is rather sweet. I don't have it too often!

I discovered Horlicks on a cruise.... I saw an old lady making one and I got a whiff. I asked her what it was an she taught me how to make it (mix cold milk and stir thoroughly then add the hot milk!)

CointreauVersial Mon 17-Nov-14 22:32:30

Blimey, do they still make Horlicks and Ovaltine? I haven't had either since I was a child.

How about Twinings Salted Caramel Green Tea?

traceybaybee Mon 17-Nov-14 23:37:43

My gran has brought myself and all my siblings and cousins up on "cosy juice" translates as hot diluting juice. My 2yo neice asks for it every time she visits lol

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