The same way comfort food warms your body and soul, so does the hot cuppa you crave on a cold day. And since it also hints at your tastes and traits, the winter drink you want to curl up with says a lot about you. Read on to find out what your favorite winter drink says about you.
Hot cocoa: You’re a charmer.
Your earliest memories of this liquid chocolate likely revolve around making snow angels in the backyard or feeling your heart skip a beat when you learned you were getting a snow day — a palpable sense of nostalgia infuses every drop of hot cocoa. Sensitive and charismatic, you warm to the unofficial winter drink of childhood because you’ve never lost your sense of wonder.
Hot cider: You’re a sociable nurturer.
Just picturing this combination of refreshing apple and warming spices evokes images of smiling faces and happy gettogethers. As much an effervescent people-person as you are a compassionate caretaker, you’re equally comfortable in large groups as you are at the center of your family circle.
Hot tea: You’re a creative thinker.
The aromatic notes of a hot cup of tea are proven to help dial down stress levels and lift your mood. Indeed, everything from the anticipatory whistle of the kettle to the rhythmic dipping of the tea bag in your cup slows you down for a few moments and fosters the deep thoughts and creative ideas you’re famous for “brewing” up.
Hot toddy: You’re a strong adventurer.
From bracing whiskey to tart lemon to sweet honey, a hot toddy is a study in delicious contradictions. You’re just as complex and as interested in challenging your taste buds to new flavors as you are in challenging yourself to new adventures. A risk-taker in all the best ways, you’re always raising your glass to the joy of life.
Hot coffee: You’re a leader.
Not only does this classic cuppa keep you toasty, it also sharpens your senses. Whether you’re cutting out paper snowflakes with the little ones in your life or leading the way on a daunting work project, you’re always at the front, taking charge with grace, grit — and your hot cup of coffee in hand.
This story originally appeared in our print magazine.