As the winter chill sets in, the seasonal blues might be nipping at your heels. It feels like we’re due to treat ourselves a bit!
A great start is to mix up some guilty-pleasure drinks that will see you through the silly season - and it’s never too early to start, in my humble opinion. Luckily, you can get away with pouring anything you like in your BEAST... and everyone else will be none-the-wiser!
All you’ll need is your trusty Greens Steel BEAST: a vacuum insulated, stainless steel tumbler perfect for keeping warm beverages piping hot, and cold beverages frosty and bright.
Not sure where to start? Here’s 4 of the most indulgent, naughty drinks to mix up in your BEAST:
(Odds are you won’t want to go to another holiday gathering without one of these in hand..!)
4. Spiked Apple Cider
Apple cider season is here, and there’s no reason you can’t add a little early holiday cheer to your BEAST. A single shot of whiskey or cinnamon schnapps can make your warm apple cider a sinfully delectable treat.
Spiked cider never fails to boost the mood and make some of your family members a little more tolerable - even if they have, shall we say - strong opinions when everyone sits down for a nice meal!
3. Boozy Hot Chocolate
Scoring high on the “spoiling” points is, of course, a boozy hot chocolate. It’s the perfect nightcap when you just want to cuddle under a blanket and enjoy something warm and rib-sticking, but don’t feel like baking a chocolatey dessert.
The best way to make boozy hot chocolate is to follow this basic recipe:
- Make the hot chocolate of your choice, then add…
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 ounces of Irish Cream
- 4 ounces of bourbon
Marshmallows if that’s your thing!
Mix that all together in your BEAST and you’ll have a delicious adult beverage you’ll never want to go a winter’s night without.
2. Naughty Rudolph Coffee
Maybe your precious me-time requires a little pick-me-up? In that case, indulge your guilty pleasure and makes yourself some sweetly spiced coffee by:
- Brewing up some coffee as you normally do. Then mix in…
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
Cream of your choice, the more the better
1. A Cheeky Margarita
Last but not least, don’t forget that your BEAST is the perfect hiding spot for a holiday-vibe Margarita. While you won’t be able to put salt on the rim, it’s easy enough to mix yourself a Marg and keep it ice cold in your tumbler thanks to its fantastic design and insulation capabilities.
No matter how frosty your current climate, you can crank up the heating and pretend you’re on a beach somewhere with your toes in the sand!
As you can see, there's no limit to the guilty pleasure drinks you can combine with your Greens Steel BEAST.
Best of all, each of these beverages will stay hot or cold depending on your preferences for hours after you first mix them. So you can feel free to take your treats out to a social event or just sip them in front of the fire for as long as you like!
Justin | Greens Steel Lifestyle Contributor
Get through the silly season with your BEAST - it’s the perfect accomplice for guilty pleasures.