kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Grown-up hot chocolate worthy of Snowmaggedon

Hot Cocoa photo

So the forecast this weekend for the Washington, DC area is upwards of 24 inches of snow. Yikes. That kind of SnOWGasm (as it's being called...) requires a cozy sip as you watch the flakes fall outside. And fall. And fall (I heard up to 3 inches per hour...)

Luckily, Stoli comes through with the Fireside Hot Chocolate, an adult version of hot cocoa with a sweet vanilla kick. It's perfect to sip while watching the kids frolic outside, or to enjoy in front of a roaring fire as the snow piles up outside.

Stoli Fireside Hot Chocolate

1 1/2 parts Stoli Vanil (or another vanilla vodka. If you only have unflavored vodka on hand and can't make it past your driveway to get to the liquor store , add a few dashes of good quality vanilla extract) 4 parts good quality hot chocolate (I prefer one made with dark chocolate) Marshmallows, for garnish Grated cinnanon, for garnish

Put vodka in the bottom of a mug. Add cocoa, and garnish with marshmallows and a dusting of cinnamon.

**If you happen to have Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters on hand,  a few dashes would add a nice bitter kick.

Enjoy the Snowpocalypse!