The weather is getting colder and I am getting older. My weary bones sometimes ache from the chill of near-December winds. All I can see is a quarter year of frigid air ahead of me. There is only one thing that can get me through this: hot cocktails.
It all started a few weeks back at Buttermilk, where a drunk Boomstick whet his whistle with a potent mug of hot apple cider and bourbon. Obviously, I had to get some for myself. It was badass. Since then, I’ve pwned several Hot Toddys at Daddy’s while Pizappas has essentially dedicated her life to Sepia‘s spiked hot cider.
But, you know, with ever-rising gas prices, the cost of heating your beverage raises the price pretty significantly. And with the holidays right around the corner, you need to make the decision about spending your hard earned cash on gifts for your loved ones or getting warm and drunk. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to face that Sophie’s choice any longer. This is the big secret: you can make this shit at home.
In a pinch, Oneiroi, ImaginaryDomain and I have hit the Brooklyn Skeptic Hot Cocoa pretty hard. You can be just like us.
Good hot cocoa mix (like Ghirardelli’s)
Soy milk (unless you don’t have a milk phobia)
Follow the instructions to make the cocoa. Add a shot of vodka and one of the coffee liqueur. Stir with a candy cane. Drink until shitfaced and diabetic.
Might I also suggest warming some cider over an open fire and adding a splash of Maker’s Mark? That works too.