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One Chocolate Bourbon Milkshake, two straws: what could be more romantic?
A boozy play on Mexican Hot Chocolate, the earthy, roasted flavor of this artisanal spirit brings out the complexity and spices of the cocoa; the cinnamon and spice provide a nice foil to its fruitiness.
Raise a glass of this sparkling wine cocktail with a cherry and chocolate twist to celebrate the season.
Before Henry Hudson sailed up the Hudson, before Jamestown, and before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano captained one of the earliest voyages up the coast from Cape Fear to Narragansett Bay. The fusion of New World pumpkin, chocolate and applejack is balanced by an assertive Italian amaro, for a cocktail you can be properly thankful for.
Before refrigeration and rapid global transit, oranges were a prized holiday gift. Luckily today oranges are in no short demand, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate this season like it’s 1813!
Before the champagne at midnight, celebrate with one of these decadent beauties. Coffee and chocolate will keep you abuzz, and the lower alcohol content of the Amaretto is always a wise choice for this (or any other) long night of revelry.