Whether you’re a cold-weather native or not (or a cold-weather dweller, for that matter), creating cabin-esque moments that punch up the hygge factor indoors feels like a mini vacation.
For the snacks, sips, and vibes for your staycay, we tapped cookbook author and and baking web series host Vallery Lomas to give us the expert foodie intel on how to make home cozy, because any Tuesday night can (and should!) feel like an overnight trip to the mountains.
First up: the vibes. Take a tip from Lomas and and dial up the warm and fuzzy feeling with throw pillows and soft throws. Even if your space doesn’t already have a picturesque mantel with a roaring fire, flip on a crackling fire video on your device of choice for the next best thing.
Now it’s time for the delicious stuff. Cheers to your hygge-approved space by whipping up Lomas’s Peach Wave Spritz. “I love how simple it is to prepare this cocktail, and it only uses a few ingredients,” Lomas says. Add some ice in a glass along with Plume & Petal Peach Wave, a vodka infused with natural and refreshing white peach, lavender, and black tea flavors. Add club soda and a few fresh peach slices for garnish, and you’re done. Easy to make, simple ingredients, and tastes like a winter vacay? We’re in.
Our winter hideaway peach spritz is for washing down the main event of any hangout: the snacks. Lomas took a spin on s’mores, creating a baked dip version that you’d actually spend a few chilly nights outside in a tent for. But, you don’t have to—simply watch the video for the full recipe, and enjoy your fireside dessert on your couch.
Tune into the video above for a closer look at how to make home cozy, and snag the recipes below.
Peach Wave Spritz recipe
1 ½ oz. Plume & Petal Peach Wave
3 oz. preferred club soda
Peach slices for garnish
1. Fill a glass with a few ice cubes.
2. Add your vodka, and top with club soda.
3. Garnish with peach slices, and serve.
S’mores Dip recipe
1 ½ cups chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmallows
Graham crackers, peaches, strawberries, or cookies for dipping
1. Sprinkle chocolate chips on the bottom of a greased cast iron skillet.
2. Add mini marshmallows to skillet and spread out evenly.
3. Bake in the oven at 450 degrees for five to seven minutes, and serve with graham crackers, peaches, strawberries, and cookies for dipping.
Recipe: Courtesy of Plume & Petal