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Three drink recipes to warm you up this winter

It’s only November, and Ottawa has already seen its first snowfall of the year. But don’t fear, we’ve got you covered with some easy winter drink recipes to keep you warm all season. So whether you’re planning a holiday party, or just looking to skip the line at Starbucks, get comfy and get brewing.

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Recipe 1: Steamy, creamy tea latte

  • 1 tea bag
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla syrup

Steep the tea in a mug, covered for three to five minutes, and steep it longer if you like a stronger taste. I’d recommend an earl grey or chai tea, but don’t feel confined to those options. Steam the milk to 140 °F then add the vanilla and milk to the tea.

Recipe 2: Pumpkin spice life

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice syrup
  • 2 shots of espresso

Pour the syrup into a mug, and then shoot the espresso shots on top of it. Steam the milk to 140 °F . Swirl the espresso and syrup together until it’s combined. Swirl the milk until it’s silky. Pour the milk onto the espresso and pumpkin spice, and top it off with some cinnamon.

Recipe 3: Egg nog latte

  • ½ cup of eggnog
  • ½ milk
  • 2 shots of espresso

Shoot the espresso into a mug. Steam the eggnog and milk together until it reaches 140 °F . Swirl the milk until it’s smooth. Pour on top of the espresso and enjoy.


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