We all know that winter is on its way and that can only mean one thing; it’s going to get freezing. The perfect solution? Have a hot beverage! If you’re tired of all the traditional drinks like coffee and tea, we’ve prepared a list of some interesting drinks that could excite your taste buds and still keep you warm all season.
Sarabba: it’s a signature drink of Buginese in Indonesia. It is made with a combination of herbs with ginger as the main ingredient. The drink usually contains: paper, palm sugar and coconut oil. It seems like this is a perfect choice for winter because of its abilities to chase the flue away while keeping the body warm. Other health benefits include: preventing bloating, increasing endurance, reducing stress and treating stomach ache.
For Recipe click here: http://goodfoodforbadcooks.com/recipe/sarabba-chai/
Sahlab: A very popular drink all over Egypt. Mainly because one of its main ingredients used to be a rare orchid called macula which was boiled, dried and then grounded into a grey powder. Of course now this ingredient is replaced with products that could be found easily in the supermarket. Nether the less, the drink is still very appealing due to its aphrodisiac properties and its historical background of being consumed by the Egyptian royal family. Its main health benefit is that it strengthens the immune system.
For Recipe click here: http://www.greenprophet.com/2010/12/recipe-sahlab-hot-drink/
Masala Chai: If you are fascinated by history then this is the drink for you. Masala Chai was invented thousands of years ago which is why no one is really sure of the drink’s true origins but it can be traced back to India and Thailand. Legends say that kings created Masala Chai as a cleansing beverage which was often used as a powerful remedy to cure illnesses and detox the body from toxins.
For Recipe click here: http://food.onehowto.com/recipe/how-to-make-an-indian-masala-chai-tea-from-scratch-3300.html
Yak Butter Tea (Po Cha): A Tibetan national beverage that is known to be rich with nutrition and has amazing abilities to help the body endure cold weather. Traditionally this beverage was consumed 60 times a day for hydration purposes! It was named Yak because it contains high amounts of Yak milk which has great health benefits such as increasing endurance and relieving insomnia. This could be very useful when you need to regulate your sleep after a crazy weekend!
For Recipe click here: https://www.yowangdu.com/tibetan-food/butter-tea.html
Hot Toddy: The origins of the drink are unknown but many say that it was created in Scotland. This beverage was mainly consumed by women who disliked liquor heavy hot drinks and drank this instead because it was a sweeter option. Hot toddy helps defeat common colds and is actually used in many households instead of chicken soup.
For Recipe click here: http://theblondcook.com/hot-toddy/
Sbiten: A traditional wintertime beverage in Russia from the 12th century. It’s honey base gives it a sweet taste while still keeping it very healthy. The drink has amazing benefits that range from dealing with bruises, anaemia, digestive disorders, skin rashes to decreasing stress levels. If you can’t get to a pharmacy, this drink will cover anything you have!
For Recipe click here: http://slmag.com/blog/2012/12/03/sbiten-recipe-from-cuisine-unlimited/?t=147822279551