It’s that time of the year again when you start the preparations to bid adieu to your worries and await for a new beginning. And a nice cup of coffee is always said to be one aiding all the awesome beginnings, right? Welcome your new year with these sizzling hot drinks to give a caffeinated twist to your celebrations.


layered mocha 1

Sip hot chocolate through layers of hot espresso and thick, cold cream in this deconstructed mocha. It’s based on the classic bicerin and it fits right into the coffee-loving culture, and in the celebrations.

How to prepare : Brew 6-8 oz of coffee in a mug. While the coffee is brewing, froth the milk using the whisk attachment. Fill 3/4 of a second mug with the frothed milk. Slowly pour some chocolate syrup into the center of the froth. Slowly pour hot coffee from mug 2 into the center of the froth.


vanilla cafe latte

Indulge in the frothiness of a dreamy, creamy sweet Vanilla Latte. In just 5 minutes, you can make this hot drink for breakfast or for dessert. Top it with cinnamon or grated chocolate.

How to prepare : Into a 5 to 6 ounce cup, pull the espresso or pour in the coffee. Stir in vanilla-flavored syrup. Add steamed milk and top with frothed milk. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or grated chocolate and serve hot.


cinnamon coffee

It’s a perfect way to spice up your year end celebrations. A touch of spice is always nice. Flavor your day just like your attitude. Adding some cinnamon to your ground coffee before brewing turns your ordinary cup into a spicy and aromatic gourmet coffee.

How to prepare :Mix the milk and water together in a pot and heat on a low flame. As the mixture just starts to boil, add the coffee powder and stir. Bring to a boil and switch off burner. Add cinnamon, stir, and pour into two small cups to serve.


Take a break

Fresh hot coffee gets a little added pep with the addition of Irish whiskey and Irish cream.This hot drink will set everything for your celebrations. Irish Coffee is internationally famous and a favourite after-dinner drink throughout the world. It was invented at Foynes, a small town in the West of Ireland, and compared to Irish whiskey, its history is relatively recent.

How to prepare : Take a nice glass and fill just over half way with hot black coffee. Add a tbsp of brown sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add a measure of whiskey and stir. Slowly pour a thick layer of double cream over the back of a teaspoon on top of coffee and serve immediately.

When it comes to getting caffeinated, these days we’ve got options. Gone are the days of picking only between a cup of decaf or regular. Now we’re faced with an array of coffee beans that come from all over the globe, a handful of specialized ways to brew a regular cup of coffee, and enough options of espresso drinks to make your head spin.


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