Well friends, it has been a wonderful holiday season! This is the last of our holiday treats series :( But have no fear! We saved these two warm, seasonal drinks to ease you out of your chocolate and left-over comas and back in to school/work/life! Sarah makes a yummy Holiday Apple Cider while Sean concocts a festive twist on classic ginger tea!

Holiday Spiced LattelatteIMG_6989

  • Coffee Beans for espresso
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • Vanilla Sugar
  • Whipping Cream for garnish
  • 1/2 cup of milk

Make espresso or strong coffeeIMG_7008IMG_7014IMG_7016IMG_7021IMG_7024

Steam half a cup of milk and add the cinnamon and nutmeg, stirIMG_7027IMG_7029


Pour steamed milk into the coffee and stir in some vanilla sugar for another dimension to the drink and to add sweetnessIMG_7033Top off the drink with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and there you go! Enjoy!IMG_7040

Festive Ginger Tea


  • 1-2 bags Ginger Tea, or 2 ½ tsp Loose Leaf Tea
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 3 ounces Spiced Rum or Vodka (optional)
  • 1 Sprig Sugared Rosemary
  • 6 Cranberries
  • Bamboo skewer

Bring two cups water to a boil, add ginger tea and honey. Let steep. Skewer cranberries on to bamboo stick. Sugar rosemary sprig. To do so, wet rosemary (shake off excess water) and lightly coat in sugar. I picked some fresh rosemary right from our garden!

DSC_0265DSC_0279DSC_0282Assemble drink. Add vodka or spiced rum (optional).


 So there you have it! Two great, festive drinks to ease you back into everyday, non-holiday life!

~ Sarah & Sean

(p.s. To make these treats even more special, make sure to buy local ingredients! Check out Nanaimo FoodShare for a comprehensive list of local growers!)

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