Colder days call for warmer drinks! There is no better way to relax on a wintery afternoon than curled up on the sofa with a hot cuppa. Luckily, here at Powderhound, we have put together a dazzling round-up of our ultimate brews, including only the finest hot drinks. These wonders are ideally served on a sunny mountain terrace, but if the slopes are out of reach this season then your nearest slouchy armchair will do. 


Share the Warmth

A hot drink is a hug in a mug. Give the gift of warmth this Christmas, treat a fellow Powderhound to a mug this year. Chic, thoughtful and something every snow lover needs. 

All mugs in our classic ski designs are available on our website and are a match made in heaven with all the following winter warmers. 

Powderhound’s Hot Drinks Guide  

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate is probably the most indulgent hot drink of all time. Rich and velvety, it is the drink we crave after facing the cold. Top with marshmallows and cream if you like to be fancy or keep it simple - hot choc is always a delight. 


Chai Tea 

Chai Tea is made from brewing black tea with strong spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and black peppercorns. It can then be thickened with milk and sweetened with honey or sugar. The flavours are reminiscent of a bright autumnal day and it is simply divine to drink before a day on the mountains. 

Mulled apple juice

Mulled apple juice is the unsung hero of the hot beverage world. Warm, uplifting and packed full of flavour, it is best enjoyed with a slice of apple strudel or a warming plate of Kaiserschmarrn. 

Packing the Punch

Looking for something equally as Boozy as it is Toasty? These drinks make for the perfect tipsy nightcap. 

Mulled Wine

Sipping mulled wine at après is a hallmark of a truly festive Ski holiday. Laden with citrus flavours and aromatic spices, it is truly Christmas in a cup. Sip slowly, to avoid excess wobbling as you glide back down the mountainside. 


This hot, rich Italian drink packs a punch. Made from equal parts Advocaat/eggnog and brandy, you’ll find the Bombardino in all the good South Tyrolean ski resorts. Make sure to get it with whipped cream on top.

Hot Toddy
The Hot Toddy combines whiskey, honey, water and lemon and is sure to warm you right down to the bones. Did you know it also doubles up as a remedy for coughs and colds? The perfect hot drink to revitalise after perhaps getting a little too chilly on the slopes. 

Irish Coffee 

Add a kick to your coffee with the addition of a hearty splash of whiskey. This is the perfect drink to keep you going through a long evening of après-ski. Switch it up by adding brandy, Grand Marnier or anything you fancy



The Ultimate Wintery Cocktail

Legendary mixologist and friend of Powderhound Jack Jamieson (@scottishmixology) has concocted a fiery and sophisticated whiskey-based hot cocktail reminiscent of days on the mountains and captured beautifully in our classic ski marker mug. The recipe is below, we recommend you try this one at home on a cold winters evening. 


60ml Peated/Smoky Whisky 

20ml Chocolate Liqueur

20ml Amaretto 

15ml Absinthe 

150ml Hot Chocolate

Whipped cream

Mint dark chocolate

  1. Boil some water and pour into your powderhound mug to heat
  2. Make a cup of rich hot chocolate with milk
  3. When the hot chocolate is nearly ready, discard the hot water and add the first four ingredients, stirring to combine
  4. Melt some mint dark chocolate in the microwave until nice and liquidy
  5. Add the hot chocolate to the mug
  6. Top with whipped cream, trying to shape it into your favourite alpine peak
  7. Using a spoon, drizzle over the hot chocolate
  8. Sit down in front of the fire and enjoy

Shop the perfect mug to pour your hot drink into 



November 13, 2020 — Tim Hall