Feb 11, 2010 at 6:26 pm #1255159
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
I'm going on a snow trip this weekend and would like suggestions for hot drinks.
I don't drink coffee or tea and I really don't want to drink too much hot chocolate.
It's been recommended to me to try miso or broth, which would probably work.
I want something I can sip on all day out of a thermos.
Any suggestions would be great, thanks!Feb 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm #1572806
@tippymcstaggerLocale: North Texas
If you are really sipping it all day hot water is a good choice for your teeth. I'd drink an unflavored white tea from Todd and Holland (not that fruity-flavored grocery store junk).Feb 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm #1572807
@rosierabbitLocale: Pacific Northwest
In the winter I carry either a thermos of hot cranberry juice (just heat it up out of the big Costco jug), or hot apple cider (2 packets of Alpine brand dehydrated cider, reconstituted). Both are very satisfying.
As for the thermos, I've tried various insulating tricks that were lighter, but nothing so far has worked as well as an actual thermos.Feb 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm #1572848
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
For all day I drink herbal teas (like something fruity by Celestial Seasoning). That way I don't get overloaded on sugar.
Now though…what is also nice is chicken soup and similar. Warm with calories….you can always cheat and use Lipton packets.
When I do long snowshoeing trips I will sometimes carry the weight of a bullet style thermos along with my stove. That way I can make more drinks as I go!Feb 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm #1572862
@lori999Locale: Central Valley
I've added Emergen-C to hot water – not half bad. Sort of like real thin Jell-O. Which we used to drink hot as kids, and if you don't mind the sugar overload it's sort of like thick Tang, which is another one we liked as kids –
Dang, memory lane here.
Speaking of Tang, there's a recipe in Freezer Bag Cooking I've been meaning to try with Tang and ice tea mix as ingredients… a number of the backpacking recipe books have hot beverage mix recipes too. Might try to google for some.Feb 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm #1572887
Jello hot is good also.Feb 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm #1572889
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Tang powder + Vodka = Tangeroo
At high elevation, it will knock you on your a$$.
–B.G.–Feb 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm #1572896
double cranberry-pomegranate emergen-c with a bit of everclear added. It's good for the soul, but bad for the guts. If you need less warmth, but more sunshine, substitute tequila. Add hot sauce if you're a masochist like me!
P.S. F the weight, nothing will keep it hot all day in the winter except a glass vacuum sealed thermos.Feb 12, 2010 at 12:56 pm #1573067
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
"It's been recommended to me to try miso or broth, which would probably work."
Miso soup has worked really well for me. I should think a good rich chicken broth or something similar would also do the trick. Much depends on individual taste, but I find a savory, salty drink really hits the spot, taste-wise, and also helps replace at least the sodium component of the electrolytes lost when exercising strenuously.Feb 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm #1573259
scotch. that's what i'll be drinking this weekendFeb 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm #1575468
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
Thanks for the tips everyone.
Ended with a pomegranate "tea" that stayed warm in the thermos all day and tasted good.
It wasn't cold enough in the daytime, next time I'll probably just sip on it at night.
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