A little of what you like does you good, right?
And as winter’s chill sets in and the weather gets progressively more miserable, there’s no better way to warm up and embrace the holiday spirit than by embracing some holiday spirits.
By our book, that means a steaming mug of boozy hot chocolate.
In our selfless quest to elevate your winter indulgence, we’ve scoured the town to uncover the cosiest establishments that are not only masters of the classic hot cocoa but have also perfected the art of infusing a spirited twist into every sip.
Over at Arthur Maynes on Pembroke Street, they’ve got the goods.
The 120-year-old chemist turned wine and tapas bar is delving into the naughty cupboard for Christmas, adding an extra dash of fun to some classic hot drinks.
On the Winter Warmer menu this year is a Mozart Caramel Hot Chocolate (€7) made with silky Mozart White Chocolate Liqueur, caramel, and Cadbury’s Hot Chocolate, all topped with a dollop of fresh cream.
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There’s also a Bailey’s coffee if you need a caffeine kick, a Cockburn’s Hot Port, and a classic Hot Toddy made with good old Jameson Irish Whiskey, cloves, and a slice of fresh lemon.
Arthur Maynes is open late seven nights a week.