[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

This is how they do winter at Gramercy Tavern, and it's a good way to weather the cold. One Hot Chocolate Martini please!

Silky, dark hot chocolate is spiked with Stoli Vanil Vodka and amaretto. It may not curb your cravings for an old fashioned cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows, but if you want to take it up a boozy notch, this is an ideal route. It's sweet with traces of almond running though each sip. The glass is filled just under half, with the remaining portion held warm in a teapot to ensure that every sip will be a hot one. ($13)

Gramercy Tavern

42 E 20th Street, New York, NY 10003 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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