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The 6 Best Hot Drinks In NYC

January 6, 2014 9:00 AM

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Extremely cold weather is here, and there’s nothing like putting your hands around a steaming cup to keep warm. Here are the best hot drinks in New York City. By Sherry Mazzocchi

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Wicked Hot Chocolate From Jacques Torres Chocolates

Jacques Torres Chocolates

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350 Hudson St.
(212) 414-2462

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This posh chocolatier is known world over for their spicy hot, hot drinks. Made with cinnamon, allspice ancho chili and smoked chipotle chili peppers, it’s hot chocolate, Aztec-style.

Tropical Escape From Radiance Tea House

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158 W. 55th St.
(212) 217-0442

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This elegant Asian tea house is an idyllic escape from Midtown madness. Visitors can have tea served in a traditional tea ceremony or just quaff a casual cup. This tea, made with a blend of black and green tea, spiced with bits of pineapple, papaya and marigold, will make you think of an island paradise and forget about the dropping temperatures.

Bourbon Vanilla Hot Cocoa From The Chocolate Room

Hot cocoa at The Chocolate Room

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86 Fifth Avenue
(718) 783-2900

This romantic Park Slope spot stays open late. The owners use small batches of artisanal chocolates to create their delicious offerings. This classic hot cocoa is made with E. Guittard 38% milk chocolate infused with a bourbon vanilla. The chocolatiers will be happy to top it with with whipped creme or, for a real treat, homemade bruleed marshmallows.

Hot Ribena From Tea & Sympathy

Tea & Sympathy

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Tea & Sympathy
108 Greenwich Ave.
(212) 989-9735

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Tucked away on a Greenwich Village side street, British expats come here to get a taste of home. A blackcurrant cordial, Ribena is served strong and steaming hot in mugs. Traditional lore has it that hot Ribena is good for warding off colds, flus and sore throats, but its true medicinal value is probably the comforting sweet taste.

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837 Union St.,
(718) 789-2762

This hip Brooklyn neighborhood spot has it all–music, food, art, drinks and highly caffeinated beverages. Locals bring their children in the afternoons for a singalong and come back later in the evening for jazz. If they want to be up all night, the baristas suggest Turkish Mocha, made with micro-roasted beans, chocolate and steamed milk.

“The Guayaquil” From La Maison du Chocolat

La Maison du Chocolat

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30 Rockefeller Center, NYC 10020
(212) 265-9404

Stepping into this shop is like walking into a Parisian chocolate paradise, especially since the employees like handing out free samples. Guayaquil chocolate is made from imported Ecuadorian cacao beans. This thick dark chocolate has a hint of vanilla, creating a silky drink with an aroma as rich as its taste.

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