Cozy up on the couch with one of these delicious drinks.

By Betty Gold and Phoebe Fry
November 19, 2020
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'Tis the season for all things cozy, from our backyards and bedding to our oversized sweater collection, pumpkin spice bread obsession, and—the best—our beverage rotation.

That being said, all warming drinks are not created equal. (Anyone who has ever brutally burnt their mouth on a scalding styrofoam cup of microwave cocoa knows exactly what I'm talking about.) But when they're made with care and quality ingredients, they're good. What's more comforting than a freshly made mug of spiced chai, or more decadent than creamy hot chocolate stirred with warm milk and marshmallows? Here, we sipped our way through 52 (!) wintry drinks to find the best six that are sure to soothe you from the inside out. Pair them with a fuzzy blanket and your cutest colossal mug.

Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa
Credit: Ghirardelli

Best Hot Chocolate: Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa Mix with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

$13, walmart.com

A toasty, kid-friendly treat for après snowman building. Sure, you can make it with water—but go with milk for a more velvety slurp.

Williams Sonoma Five Apple Cider Concentrate
Credit: Williams Sonoma

Best Apple Cider Concentrate: Williams Sonoma Five Apple Cider

$28, williams-sonoma.com

Warm a few tablespoons with water for the comfort of hot cider in minutes. Steep with cinnamon sticks for extra spice.

Rishi Tea & Botanicals Organic Masala Chai
Credit: Rishi Tea

Best Chai Concentrate: Rishi Tea & Botanicals Organic Masala Chai

$28, rishi-tea.com

Full-bodied black tea and punchy ginger make this sweet yet balanced blend a reliable homemade shortcut to barista-quality chai lattes. Simply mix with milk, or stir in a shot of espresso for a “dirty” version.

Jacques Torres Chocolate kosher Classic Hot Chocolate
Credit: Jacques Torres

Best Splurge Hot Chocolate: Jacques Torres Classic Hot Chocolate

$23, mrchocolate.com

Almost like a melted chocolate bar, this mix is so rich and decadent, you only need a little for complete satisfaction.

Blume Blue Lavender Blend
Credit: Blume

Best Bedtime Latte: Blume Blue Lavender Blend

$25, itsblume.com

Cradle a mug of this mix for a soothing end to a stressful day. The lavender hits just the right notes to get you in the mood for sleep.