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In Like a Lion . . . Looking Forward to Spring

A four-pane window splattered with rain framing an overcast view of the street with trees.

March can be a rather fickle month, vacillating between hot and cold, teasing us on some days with the promise of spring, yet on other days reminding us that brisk, rainy or even snowy winter weather is still within the realm of possibility here in Georgetown, MA. So, what to do on those still-chilly days? Why, stay in your apartment at Longview at Georgetown, of course, and enjoy a cup of cocoa, coffee, tea, or cider while you watch a movie or read a book. Today we’ve got some awesome recipes to make that will cover those rainy days.

Comforting Drinks for Rainy Days

Mexican Spiced Hot Cocoa from Real Simple

Enhance your hot cocoa with some additional spices to compliment the creamy chocolatey flavor. Ingredients: hot cocoa mix, hot water, ground chipotle pepper, ground cinnamon, and whipped cream.

Maple Chai Tea Latte from Through Her Looking Glass

This tasty maple chai tea latte is great paired with some gingerbread cookies and good company. To make this you’ll need milk, a chai tea bag, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and some optional spices: cinnamon and nutmeg or allspice.

Lemon Ginger Tea from She Wears Many Hats

This recipe from She Wears Many Hats has a nice zing to it, thanks to the lemon and ginger combination. All you need to make it is a sliced lemon, sliced ginger root, and boiling water. We recommend adding some honey to combat the bitterness from the ginger and lemon.

Apple Pie Spiced Cider from Martha Stewart

Spice up your apple cider with the same seasoning you would use in a pie! What you will need: apple cider, light brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, ground allspice, ginger, ground cloves, grated nutmeg, and salt. Make an alcoholic version by adding some brandy.

And on those warmer, “maybe spring is really coming” days, break out the kite and head to the park. It will help you feel like spring is here. Whatever you decide to do, we would love to hear your thoughts, ideas, and feedback in the comments! Thanks for reading today’s post.