14 Hot Drinks From Around The World To Warm Up Your Winter — INFOGRAPHIC

There are a lot of reasons I favor the colder months over the warmer ones: Snuggly sweaters, boot season, snow (yes, I actually like snow), and — of course — warm drinks. Iced coffee is great and all, but nothing makes me feel quite as cozy as a steaming beverage on a cold night. As such, it’s probably not a surprise that I’m bookmarking this infographic devoted to chronicling different hot drinks from around the world; if you’re tired of the same old hot cocoa or coffee-based drinks, it’s just what the doctor ordered. If, y’know, doctors were in the habit of prescribing delicious and occasionally boozy beverage as a course of treatment.

Created by U.K. travel site Medway Leisure, the infographic in questions features a whopping 14 tasty-sounding beverage ideas from countries ranging from Egypt to Sweden. Some of them involve alcohol, while others don’t, so whether you’re a gleeful booze drinker or a teetotaler, there’s something here for you. The infographic is pretty informative, breaking down each drink by ingredient — but just to kick it up a notch, I did a little digging and hunted down some recipes for a few of the beverages in question. Need some winter drink inspiration? Check out these four recipes, and scroll down to see the full infographic. Bottoms up!

1. Swedish White Glogg

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Glogg exists in a few different places and in a few different forms. A mulled wine drink, I’ve actually only encountered it made with red before — so this white version from Sweden? That’s new to me. It gets its kick not only from the wine (two different types, in this case), but also from a clear spirit like vodka, with a whole lot of spices to finish it off. This white glogg recipe should tell you everything you need to know about how to make it.

2. Colombian Canelazo

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Exactly what aguardiente — the key ingredient for canelazo — is varies depending on where in the world you are, but in Colombia, it’s a liqueur derived from sugar cane that tastes like anise (so if licorice isn’t your think, you might want to steer clear of it). It’s super boozy — its alcohol content is between 24 and 29 percent — so it definitely packs a punch. Add some spices and brown sugar, and you’ve got a terrific warm winter boozefest.

Canelazo itself also has a few variations — it’s also made in Ecuador — but this recipe will help you make canelazo the Colombian way.

3. Egyptian Sahlab

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Not a hot chocolate fan? Sahlab sounds kind of like hot vanilla, so maybe it’ll be more your speed. Traditionally it relies on sahlab or salep powder, which derives from a type of orchid, as a thickener; you might be able to get it online, but in a pinch, cornstarch will get the job done, too. This sahlab recipe offers it as a suggested substitute if you need it.

Or you could just buy instant sahlab drink mix — that’s an option, too.

4. Australian Wattlecino

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Not going to lie: I mostly included this one because “wattlecino” is my new favorite word. It also sounds delicious, though — it’s apparently a coffee substitute made with roasted and ground wattleseed instead of coffee beans that tastes kind of hazelnutty — so rest assured that I’m not totally relying on the sound of the word for its inclusion. Getting a hold of wattleseed outside of Australia might be difficult, but if you can find it, this wattlecino recipe might be worth a try.

Check out the full infographic below:

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Images: jreifegerste/Flickr; (4); Giphy; Medway Leisure