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Specialty Drinks

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The weather has been frighteningly cold here in the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula  this year. I think it has been the coldest winter since we moved here and also we have gotten our whole year of snow in this month, or at least it seem so. We also aren’t so lucky to have a Starbucks on every corner, so we need to come up with some drinks of our own. This probably in the long run is much better as it is cheaper to make your own then buy your specialty drink.

Specialty Drinks

specialty drinks

Here are a few different types of drinks that  you can make at home

Hot Buttered Cider ~ Nosh My Way

a wonderful warm drink with apple cider, butter and spices

Hot Buttered Cider Recipe
picture credit: Nosh My Way

Butterbeer ~ Binomial Baker

If you are a Harry Potter fan, this may the drink for you.

Picture Credit: Binomial Baker

Skinny Pumpkin Maple Praline Latte ~ A’lil Country Sugar

This drink is light on calories but full on flavour.

Skinny Pumpkin Maple Praline Latte

Skinny Pumpkin Maple Praline Latte
picture credit: A’lil Country Sugar

 Nespresso Soy Caramel Macchiato ~ Busy Vegetarian Moml 

A healthier version of a Caramel Macchiato.  Great if you are vegetarian or have a milk allergy.

Caramel Macchiato

Nespresso Soy Caramel Macchiato
picture credit: Busy Vegetarian Mom

Salted Caramel Latte ~ Calculus to Cupcakes

A combination of salted caramel and coffee

Salted Caramel Latte
picture credit: Calculus to Cupcakes


Hot Apple Pie ~ Nosh My Way

Apple Pie in a cup… For the person that is not a coffee or tea drink, but wants something hot

Hot Apple Pie
picture credit: Nosh My Way

Pumpkin Spice Latte ~ This and That

Pumpkin, coffee and a kiss

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Latte
picture credit: This and That

Salted Caramel Mocha Latte ~ This and That 

A combination of homemade Salted Caramel, coffee and hot chocolate

Salted Caramel Mocha Latte
picture credit: This and That

Mexican Coffee ~ Nosh My Way

A trip to Mexico without the expense

A  Mexican Coffee
picture credit: Nosh My Way

Homemade White Chai Concentrate ~ This and That

White Tea with spices

Homemade White Chai Concentrate
Homemade White Chai Concentrate
picture credit: This and That

Non Alcoholic – Hot Toddy Recipe ~ Nosh My Way

A great drink when you are feeling under the weather or anytime you need a little warming up

Hot Toddy - Specialty Drinks
Non- Alcoholic Hot Toddy
photo credit: This and That
recipe credit: Nosh My Way

Before I leave I want to leave you with my newest recipe for a wonderful hot chocolate and coffee drink that has a slight hint of cordial cherry. This drink would be perfect to share with your loved one on Valentine’s Day.

Your special someone will love you if you serve them this drink.

Cherry Cordial Mocha

Cherry Cordial Mochapicture credit: This and That
Cherry Cordial Mocha
picture credit: This and That

1 cup brewed coffee
2 cups milk (I used 1%)
2 heaping tbsp condensed milk
2 tbsp cocoa
9 Cherry Cordial Kisses ( you could use more if you would like a bolder cherry taste or increased sweetness, use less if you would like to decrease the calories.

Place all ingredients in pot and heat over medium heat until mixture is steaming hot but not boiling and chocolate is melted. Pour into cups and garnish with whipped cream.

This will make 2 -3 servings depending on the size of your cup or if your cup is large like mine is then this is one serving. Don’t tell anyone that I drank all of this in one sitting. It is yours and my secret.


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Marlys @This and That

A Canadian transplant into USA with an African husband, you can see my adventures in internationally cooking over at This and That.

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  1. Busy Vegetarian Mom says:

    YES! I love these drink recipes!

  2. I love all the different drink recipes. I want to try your cherry cordial for sure. Thanks for the shout out for all of my drink recipes that you included.

    1. Marlene, You are my drink inspiration…When I went through your recipes for your drinks, I could have put everyone of them on… They all looks so good.

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