Hot Drinks help to stave off the chill from your bones, and prevent your stamina from draining quickly in cold places. These cold locations include the Snowy Mountains ,the Desert at night, and the caverns of the Swamp. They stack in amounts of five, meaning that an unlucky hunter who has died once or twice (as status effects disappear after death) can find him or herself with all their stamina frozen away, and no Hot Drinks to benefit themselves.
You can make Hot Drinks by combining Hot Pepper and Bitterbug, although they can be purchased from the store lady for 250z each.
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