chimney suppliesWe’re getting excited, because it’s now the time of year that fires aren’t just enjoyable – they are necessary! Many times they are an essential component of a home during the winter time. During a recent stay in North Carolina, my friend told me that he uses his fireplace to heat his home during the entire winter! We spent some time gathering firewood to be able to burn throughout the duration of the cold winter months. What a way to save energy and cost on heating bills, especially when you have the proper chimney liner and chimney caps in place to prevent heat from escaping through the top and walls of the chimney.

Along with being economical and a great place to sit during the winter, the fireside is also a great place to enjoy some seasonal drinks throughout the winter months. There’s hot chocolate! Even white chocolate peppermint mochas from the local coffee joint. Today we wanted to talk about some of the exciting holiday drinks to enjoy during winter time.

 Winter Drink Ideas by the Fireside

Hot Cocoa

First off, you can’t go wrong with a great cup of hot chocolate. I recommend using milk instead of water, but for those who are lactose intolerant or prefer the lighter texture of hot cocoa made with hot water, that would surely be the way to go. I prefer Godiva’s hot chocolate and with milk and maybe a few marshmallows it ends up being one of my favorite fireside winter drinks.

Lemon Ginger Tea

The next set of drinks will include all varieties of tea. We’re going to stick to one particular kind of herbal teas that aren’t caffeinated so you can enjoy them late at night without having to worry about not being able to get to sleep. The first is a lemon ginger herbal tea. Our favorite benefit of this tea is the way it helps sore throats and upset stomachs feel better, as sometimes the winter cold can cause us to feel a little under the weather.

Mulled Cider

Our third and final drink to enjoy fireside is a nice cup of apple cider with mulled spices. This aromatic, spicy drink is a perfect addition to a wonderful fireside experience. Apple cider can be made simply by using boiling water and mulled spices you can find at the local grocery store.

Any of these drinks could make an awesome addition to the warm cozy atmosphere of a lovely fireplace. If you have plans to spend this winter cuddling up next to a fireplace, you may need to invest in a great fireside chimney liner to keep the heat from escaping and to keep your fire safe for the winter! If you have any questions or would like to order some supplies for your chimney – give us a call at Fireside Chimney Supply at 1-877-486-8119!