10 Drinks to Take the Chill Off Those Cold Days & Nights (PHOTOS)

Liz Alterman | Nov 19, 2014 Food & Party

woman drinking cocoaAs temperatures plunge to record lows in many parts of the country, it's time to think about some delicious ways to warm up. 

We've found 10 tasty drinks -- some just for grown-ups -- that are sure to take the chill off! From ciders and nogs to spicy coffees and teas, there's something to please every palate!

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#3 definitely has us intrigued. Check out our slideshow and then tell us: What's your favorite thing to drink on a cold day? 

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  • Easy-to-Make Pumpkin Spice Latte


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    Want the taste of a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte without having to pay up for it? Good news: You can make your own. You'll be your own favorite barista in no time!

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  • Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate


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    This Crock-Pot hot chocolate recipe will definitely get you nominated for the mother-of-the-year award! Two hours on low is all it takes to warm up your brood with this sweet and creamy treat.

  • Coconut Hot Chocolate


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    Calling all coconut fans! This one's for you! This decadent Crock-Pot coconut hot chocolate will make your family swoon. Rim your mugs with toasted coconut to add to the fun and festive nature of this hot drink!

  • Irish Coffee


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    You don't have to wait until St. Paddy's Day to enjoy this adult beverage. A little whiskey will warm you right up!

  • Chestnut Praline Latte Knock-Off


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    If you're a Starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte devotee, save yourself a trip and make it at home! Fresh chestnuts and toasted pecans lend an autumn richness to this delicious brew. 

  • Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte


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    Chai tea fans will love this warm and frothy concoction. Start the day with this pumpkin spice chai latte or savor it with an afternoon snack.

  • Hot Toddy


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    'Tis the season for colds and the flu and one sworn-by home remedy is the hot toddy. Bourbon and honey are sure to cure what ails you. 

  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate


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    Mint and chocolate: Is there any better combination? You can't go wrong with this piping hot winner! 

  • Eggnog


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    Ah, eggnog, that quintessential holiday beverage! Make the non-alcoholic variation for kids, or add some bourbon to keep the grown-ups warm and toasty.

  • Hot Frothy Apple Nog


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    Apple cider fans, this one's for you! Enjoy delicious hot cider with a creamy topping. Cinnamon makes this an extra-special treat on a chilly day. 


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