The weather is cold I want to warm up not only outside, but also to “refuel” cushy inside. No, no, I don’t mean alcohol in its purest form, I mean a lovely non-alcoholic hot drinks, or with the addition of a small amount of wine or rum that will make our lives warmer will bring a cheerful note.
So, prepare sbiten. traditional Russian winter hot drink. The first mention of this drink have been found in Slavonic Chronicles in 1128. Sbiten has anti-inflammatory and warming effect. Recipe: 150 grams of honey, 150 g sugar, 1.5 g of clove, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, Bay leaf, 1 liter of water. Mix honey with water, boil 20 minutes, add spices, simmer for another 5 minutes, drain. Recipes brought down a lot, but I liked this.
Hot chocolate is quickly absorbed by the body than standard tile, leaving a feeling of satiety, improves mood, suppresses cough. To make this hot drink will need 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons sugar, pinch of salt, 300 ml of milk and 50 ml of water. Mix everything together, heated to a uniform consistency and enjoy.
Ginger called the king of spices, it is not only warming, but also antiviral action, and also strengthens the immune system, helps with pain in the throat and promotes weight loss. However, one should know that ginger hot drink unwanted people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract because of its irritating action. The recipe is: a quarter teaspoon of finely grated ginger root, pour a liter of boiling water. To insist in a thermos for 20 to 30 minutes, add honey and lemon juice.
The first known hot drink is punch. which was prepared in India in the distant 1552 English sailors. Punch in Hindi means five, as for the preparation of this drink is needed is five unchanged ingredients – rum, wine, sugar or honey, fruit juice and spices(cinnamon, cloves). Prepare punch thus: the wine is heated to 70 degrees, add sugar or honey and spices. From pieces of citrus fruit, squeeze the juice, and the remainder cut into slices. In hot vido add rum, juice, all strain, pour into a bowl. Then add fruit and serve. Imagine how tasty.
And another drink, worthy of attention is the mulled wine. Recipes for mulled wine a lot, but the main thing is a red wine, honey, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and nutmeg.
And don’t forget the hot tea. it dilates blood vessels, increases body temperature, stimulates mental and physical activity, relieves fatigue. Hot drinks can be consumed only at home when you are not planning to go out. And of course, drinks containing alcohol, must not be abused
Warm your day!