Festive Christmas Drinks Ideas – 2014

Christmas is on it’s way so we’ve put together these 2 really simple Christmas drinks coffee ideas for you to try at home.

Gingerbread Spiced Hot Chocolate


  1. Simply add 1 pump of Routin Gingerbread syrup to your favourite hot chocolate
  2. Dust with chocolate powder and serve with a festive biscuit like a Lebkuchen

Eggnog Cappuccino  

Serve your friends and family a festive non-alcoholic coffee (but feel free to add a dash of whiskey if you like). The key to making a cappuccino at home is getting the milk to foam properly, we’ll tell you how below.


  1. Make an espresso using you prefered method like an Aeropress or stovetop espresso machine. If you’re using instant coffee, simply dissolve the coffee in 1-2cm of hot water
  2. Prepare your milk to add to the espresso. The best way is to use a small, 3 cup cafetiere: simply fill it halfway with milk and heat in the microwave for about 1.5 minutes. If you’re using a metal cafetiere you’ll have to heat the milk up first and transfer it into the cafetiere.
  3. Make rapid up and down movements with the plunger in the cafetiere for about a minute. This will froth the milk up and it should double up in volume.
  4. Pour the milk into the center of the cup until its half full and give it a stir to combine the milk and coffee
  5. Add the rest of the milk and sprinkle with chocolate powder or ground cinnamon.