While the month of December is cold enough to warrant a plethora of hot drinks in your home, I can't help but advocate for some ice-cold minty and chocolatey beverages as your Poison of Choice throughout the winter holidays. I love a hot drink, but what can I say? There's something wintry and Christmasy about cold, minty freshness, especially when combined with chocolate. A spiked hot cocoa with mint over ice? Perfect.
Food & Wine has a great calendar up of different December drinks for each day of the year. From cranberries to eggnog, you'll find the standards, but the French hot chocolate...now that's where it's at! Make it cold and that's what I'm talking about, although the hot recipe looks really good, too.
What are you drinking this December? Share your recipes in the chat.