Hot Sips for Chilly Days


With snow flurries dancing around windowpanes with increasing frequency, you don’t need further reminders that full-blown winter is looming. Whether you’re anxiously awaiting ski season, or wistfully wishing for a few more weeks of summertime warmth, one thing is clear: Cold weather is an invitation to savor our favorite warm food and drinks.

Few things are more deeply and fully soul-warming than a steaming mug of a beautifully crafted beverage. If you’re looking to settle in, weave your fingers around the radiant heat of a hot drink, Jackson Hole has options for every taste. Sweet and seasonally festive, calming and restorative or purely energizing – whatever you’re in the mood to sip while crimson leaves and tiny snowflakes spin to the ground.

Truly a local favorite, Persephone offers an array of sophisticated and delicious warm concoctions. Hot apple cider, infused with toasty notes of cinnamon, is an autumn classic. The café’s lineup of Intelligentsia Coffee doesn’t disappoint. From simple to delectably complex, Persephone serves a reliably excellent – and beautiful – cup of the elixir. For a flavor that’s light, clean and rejuvenating, order up the Siam Basil Lemongrass herbal tea.

Lotus Organics’ house made Tiger Chai, served with steamed milk, is a spicy, creamy and sweet treat in a mug: ideal for a blustery fall day. If you’re looking to appease your sweet tooth, try the Mexican Mocha with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and cayenne infused cocoa-brown rice syrup. It’s like hot cocoa, but all grown up.

Dragon Lady Teas, blended locally and with super quality organic ingredients, are always a soul-warming choice. Pearl Street Bagels features the most popular and freshly-created options, and provide a choice that is delicious, but free from extra sweetness, calories or dairy. But some days, a seasonal latte is simply required. During the cool months, Pearl Street mixes up Pumpkin Spice or Gingerbread lattes that are hot, flavorful and satisfying. Trust us, you should order the large.

Hatch Tanteo Cocoa

Perhaps you’re seeking a steaming bevvy that’s a little more, well, adult. In that case, head to Hatch Taqueria and Tequilas right away, and order up the Tanteo Cocoa. A delectable blend of Jackson Hole Roasters coffee, Coco Tanteo tequila and Baileys Irish Cream, the drink is topped with a swirl of whipped cream. A toasty blend of coffee and dessertish booze? Why not? It’s just one of the benefits of being a grownup.


About Author

In full rebellion against the unpredictable climate of the Rocky Mountains, you can find Melissa on her deck grilling any month of the year. Typically in flip flops. Snow, rain, wind… no weather is too fierce. She’s a lover of peaches in any form, has a borderline addiction to arugula, and (strangely) has been known to drizzle soy sauce on pizza. But even more than she loves her stand mixer and cast iron collection, she adores cooking for her husband and young daughter. When this Jackson Hole native isn’t scurrying around her messy kitchen, she’s probably outside floating the river, hiking, camping, fishing, or, well… grilling.

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