5 Drinks to Warm You Up This Winter

We braved the winter wind to find you five delicious drinks in Duluth to help keep you warm and toasty this season. You should definitely check them out. 

1) Duluth Grill Blend Tea from The Duluth Grill

The house blend has a mixture of lemongrass, peppermint, and tulsi. Tulsi is known as “holy basil” in India. It gives a distinct basil flavor to the tea. This combination of these three flavors is especially helpful for the winter because of it’s health benefits, including relaxing the body and mind, relieving cough and nasal congestion, and boosting the immune system. This hot tea stands alone with its aromatic flavors, but is also complimented nicely with some local honey or a lemon wedge.



2) Peppermint Mocha from Amazing Grace BakeryIMG_2666
Starting with a rich coffee from local roasters, Alakef Coffee Roasters, you can add in any flavor, from raspberry to hazelnut. With candy canes on the mind, a classic peppermint mocha seemed the way to the go and it did not disappoint. This seasonal favorite can be enjoyed any time of the year, but was particularly delicious walking through the snow.



3) Buttered Rum Latte from Lake Superior BakehouseIMG_20151224_124543533_HDR
A perfectly roasted latte mixing with a butterscotch swirl of flavor is a great treat to warm you up. It’s a liquid butterum Lifesavers with that coffee kick you need for dark winter days. Question is – how can you go to the Bakehouse and not purchase one of their locally-made-from-scratch treats? The buttered rum latte paired perfectly with cranberry coffee cake, tying in two traditional holiday flavors.



4) French Press from Duluth Coffee CompanyIMG_2627
When you step into the shop you can see the roaster right next to the counter as they roast their coffee inhouse. They even have their roaster featured on Duluth Coffee Company merchandise! A medium roast Colombian blend in a french press was our choice at this locally owned stop. The benefits of a french press at your table is that there’s no filter so you get the oils from the beans, making the coffee less acidic. The french press provided about two and a half cups of coffee which was enjoyed in the friendly establishment.



5) Apple Cider from BeanersIMG_2709
The official state beverage of New Hampshire maybe, but this Minnesotan coffee house does it right. Not just heated apple juice, but that perfect taste from a bite of a fresh picked apple. A warm sweet drink with a hint of cinnamon spice – because yes, you would like a cinnamon stick – is the perfect caffeine free alternative to keep you toasty on a cold winter day.