Winter is just around the corner in Pakistan. People have started to pack their summer wardrobe and take out their warm and fuzzy jackets and sweaters. The most rejoiced weather in this part of the world also brings along certain food items that are thoroughly enjoyed. And even drinks! Let’s not forget the drinks that hug you on a cold day.
In this article, I am listing down five winter drinks that you must indulge in this season:
1 – Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate is everyone’s favourite! A blend of good quality chocolate with frothy milk and some cinnamon and chocolate on top after work sounds great. Best place to get it in Karachi: Butler’s chocolate cafe. FYI: dense in calories. However, some days it is okay to indulge in this hot drink.
2 – Hot Turmeric Milk
As soon as the temperature falls, some people tend to get sick. Hot turmeric milk is all that they need! It is loaded with nutrients that boost your immune system. While everyone has their unique recipes, the ingredients usually used are milk, ground turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, honey, and nutmeg. Streetside vendors usually have hot turmeric milk on their menu, and more often, it is their best seller during the winter season.
3 – Cappuccino
A cup of cappuccino is always the answer to your problems! Cappuccino is instead an all year round kind of hot drink. However, in winter, you will see many people ordering it at famous cafes in the city such as FLOC, Espresso, Bella Vita, and so many others. A coffee machine might sound like an investment considering winters are relatively short here, but an avid coffee drinker should go ahead and splurge! You’ll thank us later.
4 – Elaichi Wali Chai
Milk tea is quite popular if caffeine is not your thing. Adding elaichi to the tea is instead a bold choice and enjoyed by many. But elaichi wali chai with some sugar gives such a significant energy boost and tastes great in winters. You can find your hot cuppa chai at Filli or other street vendors.
5 – Ginger Tea
Milk tea is loaded with calories. It is not an ideal choice for everyday indulgence. Try ginger tea! Ginger has many medicinal and healing properties. You may add cinnamon, cardamom, lemon, and mint leaves to your tea. All street vendors offer adruk chai.
Let us know about your favourite choices in the comment section below.