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Interesting Hot Alcoholic Drinks—Suggestions?

wittlejosh Oct 9, 2006 03:21 PM

I'm on a mission to find interesting hot alcoholic drinks. Beyond the usual Irish coffee. Anyone had anything memorable in Boston, or nearby?

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    mizzduke RE: wittlejosh Oct 9, 2006 06:17 PM

    The B-side has a number of hot alcoholic drinks. Last month a friend had one of the hot chocolate/booze concoction and really enjoyed it! Sorry for not having many specifics but I would check it out.

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      peelmeagrape RE: wittlejosh Oct 9, 2006 07:00 PM

      A whole page of the Oak Bar's bar menu consists of coffee-based alcoholic beverages: probably about 10-12 offerings. I've only had the one that involves Bailey's (among other liquers) but it was tasty and a heck of a caffeine jolt, at least for this non-habitual coffee drinker. I imagine the other top notch hotel bars (Bristol, Ritz, Intrigue, possibly Rialto) would also have good options.

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        Alcachofa RE: peelmeagrape Oct 9, 2006 08:56 PM

        peel, did you notice any other hot drinks, beside coffee?

        One thing that shocked me when I moved to Boston was how few places had hot cider available for cider-based drinks. I mean, it gets COLD here, how can they not have cider!? Maybe Silvertone had cider. I can't remember where I finally found cider.

        In addition to the B-Side, I would guess that Eastern Standard will have a selection of hot drinks. That will definitely be worth investigating! No. 9 featured the Tom and Jerry last winter.

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          peelmeagrape RE: Alcachofa Oct 10, 2006 01:30 AM

          Alcachofa, I didn't notice any hot drinks other than the coffee-based ones at the Oak Bar, and for that matter, I didn't notice any seasonal offerings on their cocktail menu at all. I *think* I remember having something apple cider-based last winter at the Ritz - though that I might be mixing that up with a spiked eggnog that I hunted and hunted for last Christmas.

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            Taralli RE: Alcachofa Oct 13, 2006 11:49 AM

            Love, love, love T&J's & am so glad to finally hear of a place that makes them. Always have had to wait till Xmastime in MN. Thanks!

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          recky RE: wittlejosh Oct 10, 2006 06:16 AM

          Try Grendel's Den in Harvard Square, where the cozy environment will match your hot drink!

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            blacknbleu RE: wittlejosh Oct 12, 2006 05:09 PM

            I had a nice cider with buttered rum and a sugar/cinnamon rim this week at Ashmont Grill - it's called something specific but It's posted on the blackboard behind the bar. and it was goooood. (esp. w/the squash/pumpkin bisque).

            1. wittlejosh RE: wittlejosh Oct 30, 2006 10:35 AM

              Thanks for the tips---I'm going scavenging this week!

              1. gini RE: wittlejosh Dec 13, 2006 01:47 PM

                Is there anywhere else besides the Ritz that serves a respectable eggnog? I'm looking to drink my holiday calories this year.

                1. yumyum RE: wittlejosh Dec 13, 2006 03:20 PM

                  Please see my post about Anise. The winter warmer is delicous, and I bet Frank could make you *anything* your heart desires.

                  1. Rubee RE: wittlejosh Dec 13, 2006 04:35 PM

                    Second the Winter Warmer at Anise, and would also add the Hot Toddy at Eastern Standard, and that 'tis the season for the fabulous Tom & Jerry's at No. 9.

                    FYI - Tom & Jerry:

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