Check-Out These High-End Hot Chocolate Selections to Warm the Soul

By Bernie Rodgers | December 22, 2020 | Food & Drink

The hot chocolate flight at Stephanie's on Newbury

Everyone knows that a New England winter is unlike any other. Luckily, we’ve rounded-up a list of lavish locations for a quality cup of cocoa.

Boozy Hot Chocolate at Davios

While this Italian steakhouse might be known for its savory concoctions, their chocolatey bevvy is a delicious relief to soothe the senses. Blended with Scorpion Mezcal, dark chocolate and a variety of spices, this spiked drink isn’t your grandma’s typical Christmas mainstay. davios.com/bos

Mexican Hot Chocolate at Wood Hills Pier 4

Nestled in the Seaport District, this location offers sustainably-sourced meals while overlooking the gleaming waters of the harbor. This year, the eatery is offering a one-of-a-kind hot cocoa drink. The Mexican Hot Chocolate is made with organic stone-ground chocolate and reposado tequila. woodshillpier4.com

Bourbon Hot Chocolate at Buttermilk & Bourbon

Cherry jam, bourbon, creamy chocolate and a torched fluff come together at the Back Bay steward. Be sure to add on an order of their hot beignets—they are served either with chocolate, or a la mode. buttermilkbourbon.com

Boston Hot Chocolate Experience at Stephanie’s on Newbury

Located on one of the city’s most iconic streets, this location provides an amiable environment where guests can warm up and hunker down on a delicious drink selection. They’ll be hosting their “Boston Hot Chocolate Experience,” which boasts a flight of four cozy flavors for chocolate lovers. Pick between tastes like classic milk, dark bittersweet, dulce de leche and toasted coconut—and then for a bit of spice, ask for it spiked. stephaniesonnewbury.com

Chocolate Chaud at Gâté Commes des Filles

House-made pink and purple mashmallows top this hot chocolate from Somerville's Parisian chocolate shop. For a double chocolate snack, order the moelleux au chocolat avec glace au miele salé—you won't regret it. gatecommedesfilles.fr

Hot Chocolate Supremo at Lulu Green

There’s a reason why this plant-based eatery is appealing to vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike—find out this season with their Hot Chocolate Supremo. The delectable drink includes a fine mix of organic cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, agave, house-made vegan whip and crushed organic candy cane. Lulugreen.com

Creamy Hot Chocolate from Sonsie

European-inspired eatery Sonsie has been serving shoppers on Newbury Street for 25 years, and now they’ve added a new item to the menu. Introducing the creamy hot chocolate, perfect for warming up between snowy walks. Made with two types of chocolate, the drink is topped with fluffy homemade whipped cream and chocolate chips. sonsie boston.com

Hot Chocolate Special at Café Beatrice

The newest addition to Will Gilson and his Puritan & Co. dining monopoly is this casual cafe stationed in Allston. Chef Brian Mercury whipped up this hot chocolate special, equipped with Taza dark chocolate, cinnamon and pinch of salt. thelexingtoncx.com/cafe-beatrice

South Pole Hot Cocoa at Bambara Kitchen & Bar

Lead Bartender Alex Weigand is serving an adults-only hot cocoa this season. Thinks flavors of cinnamon, clove, chocolate and spicy liquor. bambara-cambridge.com

Photography by: Mike Cotrone