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Whip up some winter drinks with these recipes

Who doesn’t love deliciously warming winter drinks on a cold, winter’s day? And no, we’re not just talking about mulled wine – there are so many other alcoholic and non-alcoholic recipes! It’s time to welcome in the winter with a warm wintry drink, the only question is, which one?

Do you have a nice, relaxing weekend planned with your better half, family or girlfriends? Perfect, we have three recipes for delicious winter drinks that’ll be just right for warming everyone up after spending time outside. Alternatively, you can, of course, skip that part and just sip your winter drinks comfortably on the sofa whilst watching Christmas films. Here are three Vapiano recipes for you to try:


White Apple - the fruity-creamy winter drink

We’ve already offered you a number of recipes for apples. For this one, you’ll need some apple juice. The first step is to cook the spices and let them stew, then get ready with these ingredients:


• 750 ml apple juice

• 600 g brown cane sugar

• 20 ml lemon juice (bottle)

• 3 cinnamon sticks

• 1 star anise

• 1 vanilla dish

• 3 drops of bitter almond extract

• 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

Put the apple juice, cane sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks and star anise into a saucepan. Then scrape out the fresh vanilla from its pod and add this to the mix. Bring to a boil then keep it on a medium heat and cook until it’s syrupy in consistency. Add the bitter almond extract and cinnamon powder, stir well and then pour the syrup through a sieve before putting the hot syrup into a clean glass bottle with a stopper. Close the lid and turn it upside down to mix all of the ingredients for a final time.

Each time you serve it, put about 4cl of your homemade syrup in a juice glass, fill to the top with hot, frothy milk and stir well. Decorate with a few chocolate shavings and a colourful paper straw. You can also make this into a cocktail, by adding a shot of fruity liqueur.


Coffee time deluxe

Having a cozy winter afternoon with the girls and want to pamper them with a special winter drink? Then give your normal espresso a deluxe upgrade. Pour a shot of espresso into a glass add 2 cl chocolate liqueur and top it up with hot, frothy milk. Add a generous helping of white chocolate shavings, a colourful straw and a homemade biscuit. Cheers!

Chocolate fans beware!


And if you’re more of a chocolate fan serve a "Triple Choc" winter drink instead. For this,  prepare a glass of cocoa, by adding cocoa or hot chocolate powder to hot, foamed milk and whisking. Then add 4cl of white chocolate liqueur and top with fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

All of these winter drinks can also be made with oat or soy milks.

We wish you a very cosy Christmas time – topped off with a delicious winter drink in your hand at all times!

Vapiano Redaktion