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Coffee in a glass mug with whip cream and a cinnamon stick



Winter is here! Which means it’s time to decorate your home, snuggle up in a cozy blanket, and whip up some festive coffee creations. The Slate is bringing you a helpful guide on how to concoct a delicious holiday-inspired coffee at home like the pros.

1. Find Your Flavor

By flavor, we mean the coffee bean flavor. All the add-ins and tasty mixings come later, don’t worry! Making a festive, holiday-inspired coffee starts with a solid base flavor. Ask yourself if you’re into earthy aromas, chocolate notes, or hints of spice. Or maybe you’re a newbie to the world of coffee and entirely unsure on how to pick out a blend – if so, check out this handy guide! Whether you grind your own beans or purchase it as such, you have plenty of ways to make it. So pass up on that instant coffee nonsense and get to brewing!

2. Mix Up Your Mix-Ins

From Baileys Irish Cream and schnapps to spices and extracts, there are endless ways to flavor-fy (or booze up, if that’s your thing) your holiday coffee. Check out this list for some recipe ideas to get started.

3. Time for Toppings

Besides the classics, like whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, think of unique additions you can bring to the top of your handcrafted beverage. Try throwing in a peppermint candy stick, tossing on some mint chocolate shavings, adding a dash of nutmeg, or crumbling up some cookie bits on top.

4. A Perfect Presentation

The toppings are definitely on your side here when it comes to the presentation – whether it’s light and fluffy whipped cream peaking up from the rim of your mug or that colorful peppermint stir stick making a bold appearance. But why not take this festive drink to the maximum pro level? Toss that chipped, hand-me-down coffee cup from the 90’s and level up your drink’s presentation with a beautiful glass cup, a fun holiday mug, or a handcrafted pottery piece from Gallery 209.

5. Not Feeling Coffee-Creative?

Fret not! There are plenty of local places to grab a decadent, holiday-inspired coffee near The Slate. Check out the Perc Headquarters – HQ in Savannah for their amazing brews. Plus, you can pick up their special Holiday Blend for when you’re ready to make it at home. Or, of course, there’s always the basic option: Starbucks. Wonder through the downtown area and you’ll be met with a trendy little coffee spot at practically every city block – living in Savannah means you’re close to it all.

Looking for more festive things to see and do around the Savannah area? Head over to our other blog posts today!