With the dead of winter on the prowl, what better way to warm up the body than with a decadent or over-the-top cup of hot chocolate? From an Insta-famous hot cocoa to an authentic Italian specialty, thaw your hands out on these chocolate drinks.
It’s easy to shun the wintry cold with this hot libation. Mixed with mezcal and tequila, this chocolaty treat almost doubles as a dessert with its torched cinnamon marshmallow garnish. 1748 W. Lake St., 312-366-2294
New to Logan Square, this 9,000 square foot Italian roastery offers their version of an authentic Italian hot chocolate using fine Italian Pernigotti cocoa blended with milk and sugar. 2545 W. Armitage Ave., 773-360-8643
For those times when it’s just too cold to step out the door, this hot drink mix will satisfy any sweet craving with small chunks of toffee and sea salt blended in with honey vanilla caramel, milk and bittersweet chocolate, and melted into milk.
Step up to Bar Siena’s dessert walk-up window and prepare to get your Insta game ready. Back by popular demand, choose between a S’mores or Funfetti hot drink option—both topped off with a sinful donut garnish. 832 W. Randolph, 312-492-7775
Warm-blooded folks in the dead of winter can opt for a chilly version which includes a cinnamon and mocha drink topped off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. 108 N. State St., 3rd Fl., 312-795-4444
Cozy up in a holiday-inspired beer garden with fire pits and s’mores while sipping on a spiked hot chocolate of Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey, Fernet Branca, Cherry Heering, and whipped cream topped off with sprinkles. 605 N. Wells St., 312-929-0065
When after-dinner drinks are a must, try this hot concoction of milk and dark chocolate, a bit of spiced rum, cayenne, and a splash of cinnamon. Named after the famed musician, be prepared for a kick of heat! 353 W. Hubbard, 312-386-5778
Pop into the store connected to the restaurant, Barrio, for a south of the border mix of hot chocolate, a dark chocolate marshmallow, horchata whipped cream with flecks of pearl crisps and gold flakes, and a cinnamon sugar churro that will make your cheat day totally worth it. 355 N. Clark St., 312-940-9900