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Ask A Bartender: What's Your Favorite Hot Drink (and How Do You Make It)?

Ask a Bartender Carey Jones 1 comment

'Tis the season for hot toddies, hot chocolate, mulled wine, and anything else that can warm you from within. But everyone has a slightly different method. We asked 15 bartenders about their favorite hot drink—and how, exactly, they make it. Here's what they had to say. More

3 Hot Drinks from Vandaag in New York City

Carey Jones 1 comment

"I almost always find hot drinks disappointing," says Martim Smith-Mattsson, beverage director at New York's Vandaag in the East Village. "So many just taste like they've been sitting on a warmer all day. I wanted to make something fresher, more vibrant." Check out his unusual recipes for hot cocoa, hot cider, and a very loose interpretation of a hot buttered rum. More

Hot Drinks, NY: Rose Tea Latte at Grounded

Where to Drink: New York Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

Grounded in the West Village is known as an especially tea-friendly coffee shop, even selling their own line of loose leaf teas. Keep an eye out for their Rose Tea Latte ($4.75), in which a strong brewed, brisk black tea replaces espresso in a silky, extra-frothy latte. More

Hot Drinks, NY: The Happy Jack at Jack's Stir Brew

Where to Drink: New York Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

Part drink, part dessert, the Happy Jack is a well-executed latte steamed with spoonfuls of fragrant honey. A generous sprinkle of cinnamon tops it off. More

3 Delicious Ways To Spike Your Hot Chocolate

Maggie Hoffman 25 comments

A warm cup of hot cocoa is hard to beat, especially when it's homemade or one of our favorite mixes. But spiked hot cocoa is even better on a cold night. Here are three combinations we're loving right now. More

What's Your Favorite Approach to the Hot Toddy?

Paul Clarke 18 comments

For those unaccustomed to consuming alcoholic drinks that taste like, well, alcohol, the toddy can be a bit of a challenge. To those who genuinely like the taste of whisky, rum, or almost anything except vodka (I can't recall coming across a tequila toddy, but such a thing is not without potential merit), the hot toddy is the way to go. More

Taste Test: Hot Chocolate Mixes

Erin Zimmer 41 comments

Since hot chocolate/cocoa is one of our favorite insides-warmers this chilly time of year, we set out to find the best. We tried 17 brands total. Find out how Swiss Miss compared to Ghirardelli and Jacques Torres, and which was like drinking pudding. More

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