Warming up with a cup of hot cocoa might seem like a great idea, but that sugary business is best left to the younger generations. As a grown man, true warmth can only be found in snuggle time with, say, Jennifer Love Hewitt, or, more attainably, alcohol.
Here are five drinks that will warm you up this fall faster than you can say: “Don’t tell my boss, but, yes, that’s Bailey’s in my mug.”
The Coup The Moustache Ride
Who knew a vegan beverage at a vegetarian restaurant could pack a hot punch? Steamed almond milk, frangelico, amaretto and dark cacao make for one mighty drink. Finished with fresh ground black pepper (what?), just drink it and like it. 924 17 Ave. S.W.
Canvas Coffee Sanchez
Tequila in the evening is typically a recipe for trouble, but partner it with espresso and amaretto, and you have the perfect after-dinner drink at Canvas. Who needs gloves when you have a cup of booze-filled deliciousness like this in your hands? 102-602 11 Ave. S.W.
deVille Coffee Amarula Latte
For the downtown working crowd. Take a quick break, slip into deVille and grab an expertly poured latte, finished with Amarula. The crueler your boss was to you today, the sweeter this drink tastes. 807 1 St. S.W.
Globefish House Hot Sake
Not much explanation needed here. A few sips of this and you’ll be feeling warmer than a snowsuited Canadian in an Arizona summer. 332 14 St. N.W.
Higher Ground Brandy Alexander
This subtle nod to a track from Feist’s sophomore album consists of cinnamon orange tea, steamed milk and, obviously, brandy. Perfect for a cold day. Ask for it “to go” and take a stroll around Kensington. Extra-legal? Yes. Delicious? You bet. 1226 Kensington Rd. N.W.