Here are 5 hot drinks to dip biscuits in to while watching the World Cup in South Africa.
Why are they hot? Because here in Australia it’s winter, and especially cool here in Sydney this week. Also with the time difference the games are being shown at rather unattractive times. 2.00am and 4.30am are fine when you have been out all night and you just want to ‘keep on truckin’, but not so friendly when you have two pint sized people that like to wake up for a cuddle, drink of water, toilet stop, snuggle in your bed, snuggle in their bed etc etc. Sleep is precious and continuous hours together even more precious.
HOWEVER, it’s the World Cup and there just might be a few games that would be worthy of going to bed a little earlier and then getting up to watch in the cold and dark. Now if I am going to do that, then I sure as eggs want something to warm my belly while I watch Mr Chocolate get all excited, silently pump the air and muffle groans in couch cushions. (Actually that’s reason enough to get up, if only for the entertainment in my lounge room.)
5 hot drinks to dip biscuits in while watching the World Cup
black tea (either loose leaf or bag)
knob of ginger
Cook all ingredients up in a pot. Adding amounts to suit taste. Let simmer for awhile to let all ingredients infuse together.
Spiced Hot Chocolate
50gms dark chocolate
2 cups milk
1 large strip orange rind
1 small fresh chilli, split and deseeded
1 cup milk
1 dessert spoon muscavado sugar
1/2 tps vanilla
1 cup milk
1/2 tps tumeric
1/4 tps nutmeg
Green Ginger Wine
* Now this one is quite often dismissed as an old persons drink of choice. Its cheap and its good! It warms you on a cold night, it keeps colds at bay when you have a niggly sore throat that could get worse, and it’s perfect as a little night cap and to get dunked with biscuits.
They all look warm and comforting! Have fun watching the soccer – I will be happily asleeeep… 🙂
I think I might be as well, just asleep on the couch… not through Australia’s games though!
Cool ideas, I especially like the Ayurvedic Milk recipe. I have never tried it before but am going to whip some up now to go with a croissant I still have on the counter.
Hope you liked it Daniel. Its a great one to have just before going to bed as well.
Those drinks sound soooo good! Might just try one now that kiddies have gone to bed. Great blog!!
I hope you did Lejay, they are great when kids have gone to bed 🙂
with the frosty weather we have been having i would be sipping on all these beverages whether or not the soccer is on!
hot milk, sugar and vanilla sounds so comforting right now.
The hot milk and sugar is the perfect night cap… I have to try and restrain myself from losing too many ‘dunked’ biscuits in there.
I like the idea of your hot dirnks I am a bit of a lemon verbena person at the moment, that or white tea.. I associate ginger wine with whiskey and cold winter days – a great and warming drink, though maybe not for every day….
it is such a great warmer for wintery nights. One sip and you are instantly warmed…or cooled. Have you tried with a little ripped up fresh mint, over ice and a dash of soda water?… I do love my versatile old lady drink!
Mmm, delicious. Best make mine a chai or a spiced hot choc ;o). Have fun watching the games…I have to admit, I’ll be catching some zzzzz’s too (but not on the couch, lol!)