Here’s How To Celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day
National Hot Chocolate Day is celebrated each year on January 31. The timeless beverage often called hot cocoa, is the ideal and comforting beverage to enjoy during the cold weather, especially after an outdoor adventure.
Although hot cocoa is one of those defining flavors of childhood, there are so many reasons to love hot chocolate as an adult, including the ability to spike it with something exceptional. Whether you’re into marshmallows, whipped cream, fiery chilies, infused with espresso, and oh yeah, booze, here are some delicious and wonderful ways to enjoy National Hot Chocolate Day.
Stop by Boulton & Watt for a sweet treat to warm you up.
The LES hangout spot is toasting to the occasion with a spiked hot cocoa called, The Muy Cocoa. It involves dark cocoa, heavy cream, Ancho Reyes, Cafe Borghetti and Agave Nectar.
2. If you want your chocolate fix with a little more chill, head to Refinery Rooftop for their Frozen Hot Chocolate.
This twist on hot chocolate features Tito’s Vodka, chocolate 3 ways, ancho chills and coconut cream. Every purchase of The Frozen Hot Chocolate will benefit the “I Give A Sip” cocktail program. This period is “Wildlife Victoria,” contributions will be distributed to different Wildlife Shelters to help rebuild after BushFire damage.
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3. Sapporo Black Hot Chocolate
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup of whole milk
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 cups of Sapporo Black
In a pan over medium high heat, add the cream, milk, sugar and chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate has melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the beer. Return to heat and stir. Serve hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, and marshmallows.
4. Diplo Mocha
- 1 oz. Diplomatico Mantuano
- 1 oz. Fresh espresso
- Chocolate milk
Stir and top with steamed hot chocolate milk and dark chocolate gratings. Enjoy!
5. Mexican Hot Chocolate
- 2 oz. Partida Añejo
- 6 oz. Hot Chocolate
- Ground Cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
Use your desired method to create hot chocolate, with a pinch of ground cinnamon. Add spiced hot chocolate to heated glass, top with 2 oz Partida Añejo and stir.
6. Hot Chocolate Orange
- 1 1/2 oz. Chase Aged Marmalade Vodka
- 3 tsp Hot Chocolate Powder
- 1 tsp Sugar or Honey
- 6 oz. Hot Milk
Take a small pan, add in all ingredients and bring to a simmer on a medium heat. Stir gently to ensure everything is dissolved. Serve in a heatproof glass and garnish with fresh orange.