The rain drips outside and you’re
a snug bug curled up under your comforter with a fat book. The window
is frosty, the streets are quiet, and that heater is on high in the confines
of your oasis of homebodiness.
Unless you’re in the tropics, chances are that you can relate
to that feeling of wanting to stay close to home, or within it, during
those brrrr winter evenings when the sun leaves the scene early.
Down time is good. ’Tis the season, after all, to honor that cold-blooded
hermit in you, and, with the help of some top toasty beverages, make
a toast to that happy recluse. Nothing warms the spirits like a hot cuppa,
say, chai, hot chocolate, or mulled wine.
In fact, if you stir up a big enough bucket of beverage, you could even
host a little get-together, if the mood happens to strike. Get your best
mates over to tell stories, rent movies, or play a board game, all the
while warming up with whatever is swirling in those mugs of yours.