You made it through the crazy holiday season but there are still a few weeks of winter and who knows what they may hold (there was that one week where it felt like all four seasons rolled in to one— only in New England!). Here are some tasty ways to survive the cold winter nights. Scroll on for a wonderful list of Hot Drinks that’ll keep your hands and toes warm while you wait for spring.
Alcove – Apres Ski
No need to plan a mountain vacation to enjoy Alcove‘s Apres Ski sipper. The soy-based hot chocolate spiked with Yellow Chartreuse is a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy, so swing by Lovejoy Wharf to grab a mug of this delicious treat.
Black Lamb – Hot Toddy
Make Black Lamb your go-to for American Brasserie fare and while you’re there, try the Hot Toddy which highlights the bold flavors of brandy, scotch, honey, ginger syrup, topped with a lemon wheel and clove. It comes in a signature Black Lamb mug which makes it feel even more festive.
Davio’s – Boozy Hot Chocolate
If you’re looking for a twist on cocoa, Davio’s has something spicy mixed up just for you: a Boozy Hot Chocolate made with scorpion mezcal, dark chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika and even more spices. Make a beeline for their Back Bay location to give this hot take on hot chocolate a whirl.
EVOO – Mass Hot Toddy
Everyone knows about Evoo‘s Burger of the Week, but their latest libation might be the hot topic of this week. Swing by Kendall Square and try the Mass Hot Toddy made from local Bully Boy Boston Rum, Massachusetts cranberry purée, orange bitters and garnished with a cinnamon stick.
Henrietta’s Table – Henrietta’s Table Coffee
Henrietta’s Table has the perfect substitute for a regular coffee — they spike theirs with Khalua, Crème de Menthe and Crème de Cacao. It’ll keep you awake (and motivated) during even the coldest days of winter. Head to Harvard Square to score your own glass of Henrietta’s Table Coffee this season.
Island Creek Oyster Bar – Spanish Leather
Whether you just finished your meal or you need a little bit of a pick-me-up, Island Creek Oyster Bar has something warm brewing for you. This Spanish Leather cocktail has a base of Lunazul Reposado, Licor 43, Agave Syrup, topped with coffee, whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Talulla – Hug O’ War
Next time the temperature drops, make your way to Talulla in Cambridge to enjoy a warm Hug O’ War. This cocktail is a delicious heartwarming glass of bourbon, honey, lemon and cider garnished with a clove studded lemon for a bit of citrus and spice finished with a shaving of nutmeg.
TAMO – S’more Snow
With National Hot Chocolate Day around the corner (January 31st in case you’d forgotten), you can satisfy your sweet tooth with the S’more Snow from TAMO at the Seaport Hotel made with vanilla vodka, baileys, and crème de cacao? P.S. they have a cozy fireplace where you can sit, chat and enjoy your cocktails.
The Emory – The Figgy Stardust
What’s better than being wrapped up in a blanket sitting by the fire with a hot mug of tea? Finding yourself a cozy spot at The Emory drinking the Figgy Stardust. This play on a hot toddy has a rum base of Flor de Caña 12yr, Black Fig Vodka and Demerara finished with lemon and cloves. If you are a fan of fig, toffee, or vanilla you will want to try this delight.
Toro – Tema Candente
Next time it snows, take a stroll down to the South End and grab two seats at the bar in this cozy New-York style spot, Toro. Ask one of the bartenders to craft you up a Tema Candente (warm up inside) to taste a little bit of culture with mulled wine, cinder, brandy and winter spices.
Ward 8 – Irish Coffee
It’s officially sweater weather and Ward 8 has some recipes up their sleeve. Try their take on an Irish Coffee. If you are a fan of Irish whiskey, brown sugar and coffee topped with whipped cream this might be your new go-to beverage for the winter.