The winds, rains, and chilly air that define monsoon season is truly something to behold. A person almost needs to live through it themselves to really appreciate how wild and intense the entire season can be. But the intensity is not all fun and games all the time. The weather can really take a toll on a person’s mental health and physical health. The “Monsoon Blues” are a real thing, and sometimes a person needs a little pick me up to keep themselves from succumbing to the weather. You want to enjoy monsoon season, not suffer through it. That being said, here are a wide variety of monsoon drinks that are perfect for pouring into your thermos bottle and sipping on throughout the day during the wildest season of the year.

Hot drinks to sip on during monsoon season

  1. Kahwa
    Kahwa is truly one of the most iconic and beloved hot drinks to enjoy during chilly winters and wild monsoons. Not only does this Kashmiri delicacy achieved global acclaim, it is also really simple to prepare. Make a batch, pour it in an insulated flask, and sip on it whenever you feel like beating the cold weather with a hot drink; kahwa is beloved for its healing properties so it will keep your immune system up as well.
  2. Kesaria Doodh
    This flavorful drink is truly a drink fit for kings. It is overloaded with saffron, dry fruits, and a bunch of other spices that grant it a wonderous yellow color and amazing aroma. It is also ridiculously quick and easy to prepare – it takes less than 5 minutes. Just make a batch and store it in your insulated flask, so you can have a cup when you feel like.
  3. Irish Coffee
    Sometimes a person needs a little bit of a stronger pickup, especially when its chilly outside. The Irish coffee is just such a thing; it is basically a cocktail made with coffee, whiskey, and Irish cream. It makes for a great early evening cocktail. If you’re not really sure on how to rustle up this potion, check here for the recipe.
  4. Masala Chai
    This is probably the truly most iconic drink associated with our country. It is basically a flavorful tea that is made by brewing black tea in combination with a mixture of aromatic spices and herbs. Masala chai is the country’s answer to the world’s fascination with tea; it is a truly Indian take on tea that is perfect to take with you wherever you go. Just pack it up in an insulated leak-resistant drinkware and you’ll be able to take a little taste of home with you everywhere.