Hump Day Snack: Smokey Mezcal Hot Chocolate

As the winter season (and cold weather!) near, stay warm and toasty with this recipe for Smokey Mezcal Hot Chocolate.
By: Jamie Lisanti

Photo by: Nole Garey ©Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Nole Garey, Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

It's hard to imagine that just a few weeks ago we were reveling in the fall season, staring at golden-hued trees and eating Mini Pumpkin-Pie-Slice Cookies. As winter quickly approaches and the temperatures drop, sit by the fireplace and stay warm with a mug of this outrageously good, adults-only  Smokey Mezcal Hot Chocolate. It's easy to rip open a packet of store-bought mix, but this hot chocolate is full of authentic, holiday flavors thanks to a combo of milk, baking chocolate, cinnamon, sugar, chile powder and nutmeg. Pep it up with a combination of heady Mexican mezcal and a generous glug of vanilla-citrus-laced Licor 43. Go crazy with the fresh whipped cream and marshmallows, or garnishes like candied orange peel, then welcome winter in all its glory.

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