Cheers to Winter

Don’t fear the cold, embrace it with these delightful drinks

Jack Frost and holiday gatherings make for the perfect mix when it comes to warm drinks. Need some ideas for your next holiday party? Jazz things up with one of these sweet concoctions.

SUE BEE® Honey Hot Toddy

This one is for after the kids are tucked into bed, or perhaps after a late night of shoveling snow.


3/4 cup water

1 ½ oz whiskey

3 tsp SUE BEE® INFUSIONS™ Lemon Honey

2 tsp lemon juice

1 lemon twist

1 cinnamon stick


Bring the water to a simmer in a teapot and then pour the hot water into a mug. Add the whiskey, SUE BEE® honey, lemon juice and stir. Garnish with a lemon twist and cinnamon stick.

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate with Honey

This one comes from our friends over at the National Honey Board. (Of course, we use SUE BEE® honey for ours!)

Ingredients (Makes 4 servings)

4 tbsp SUE BEE® honey

4 cups milk

4 tbsp cocoa powder

4 tbsp creamy peanut butter


In a medium-sized saucepan, add milk and honey and heat over medium-high heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, add the cocoa powder. After cocoa dissolves, turn heat off and add the peanut butter. Stir the ingredients with frequent and quick strokes so that the peanut butter blends well and the hot chocolate reaches a creamy, thick consistency. Serve immediately.

Hot Apple-Pineapple Cider

Are the cousins and in-laws battling for control of the remote control again? Calm everyone’s holiday spirit with a warm glass of this sweet, fruity cider.

Ingredients (Makes about 14 servings)

2/3 cup SUE BEE® honey

1 can (about 48 oz) pineapple juice

2 qt apple cider

2 cups orange juice

1 tbsp whole cloves

2 or 3 cinnamon sticks


Combine all the ingredients into a large stock pot over medium to high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Strain out cinnamon sticks and cloves before serving.

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