Winter Warmers: London’s Best Boozy Hot ChocolatesBy Angelica Malin
The festive seasons brings with it a host of Christmas inspired food and drink: mince pies, mulled wine, Xmas burgers, stollen, and boozy hot chocolates. If you’re feeling indulgent, why not try one of London’s best boozy hot chocolates? Here’s our pick of the best:
Order: Raspberry Bakewell Hot Chocolate (£7)
The Lowdown: Check out this brand new plant-based pop-up for the most lavish vegan hot chocolate in the capital. Don’t miss their Raspberry Bakewell Baileys Almande Hot Chocolate for a deluxe twist on the classic, and while you’re there, make sure to treat yourself to a Baileys Almande ginger panna cotta for festive dessert joy.
Where: 15-16 Lendal Terrace,Clapham, London SW4 7UX
Order: Sweet Temptation (£11.50)
The Lowdown: All-day drinking and dining rooftop space plus a live music venue, Sky Pod Bar at Sky Garden not only offers some of the best views of the city, but also a whip up a mean boozy hot chocolate with Hennessy cognac, amaretto and cinnamon, served with a shortbread finger.
Where: 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF
Order: Campfire Hot Chocolate (£12)
The Lowdown: Cosy up ay Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch with a warming cup of Campfire Hot Chocolate; a divine cup of creamy chocolate topped up with Talisker Skye, Baileys Luxe and spiced golden syrup, and finished with toasted marshmallows and spiced raspberry powder.
Where: 10-50 Willow St, London EC2A 4BH
Order: The Ultimate Classic (£4.90)
The Lowdown: Cake heroes Konditor & Cook knock up The Ultimate Classic hot chocolate, made with two va
Where:30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF
Order: The Edmond (£12)
The Lowdown: Bluebird Chelsea has collaborated with Ketel One to create an all-new boozy hot chocolate for the festive season. The Edmond, a classy vodka-based twist on the hot chocolate, features Ketel One, honey, hazelnut and almond milk.
Where: 350 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UU
Order: Festive Hot Chocolate (£7.50)
The Lowdown: Old Street Records are serving hot chocolate like you’ve never experienced before: decadent 70% cocoa chocolate infused with velvety Baileys and topped with toasted Baileys marshmallow with just a glint of gold foil, for the ultimate winter indulgence.
Where: 350-354 Old St, London EC1V 9NQ
Order: The Royal Alexander (£11)
The Lowdown: Cointreau and South Place Hotel have come together to create a series of cocktails and boozy hot chocolates including The Royal Alexander, made with Cointreau, Rémy Martin 1738 Royal Accord, dark chocolate liqueur, and topped with a light and fluffy cream.
Where: 3 South Pl, London EC2M 2AF
Order: Baileys Hot Chocolate (£6)
The Lowdown: Rink-side seats are available at the Skate Lounge at Somerset House. Order one of the deliciously different hot drinks including the winter favourite, Baileys Hot Chocolate, and dairy-free option like the Baileys Vegan Hot Chocolate made with Baileys Almande.
Where: Strand, London WC2R 1LA