Whether hot chocolate comes from a pack of instant mix or gets made with rich cream and real cocoa, it’s the go-to drink for snow days, cold nights, and lazy afternoons by the fire. It’s easy to find the ultimate winter beverage around the District, but some coffee shops, bakeries, bars, and restaurants pull out all the stops to create special versions.
In addition to classic takes, you can find boozy twists and cups of hot cocoa made with flavors from Switzerland to Cuba. The garnish game around town is just as strong, with toppings ranging from crushed candy canes and house-made marshmallows to tres leches espuma and coconut sugar.
Hunker down with a creative cocoa at one of these spots.Read More