December 12th is National Hot Cocoa Day and it could hardly come at a more appropriate time. Since the 19th century, the mixture of chocolate (or cocoa powder), heated milk/water and sugar has been a fixture of the winter holidays. Prior to that, (dating back to the Mayan and Aztec civilizations), the concoction was considered to be primarily medicinal in nature, particularly for stomach problems.
4 International Drinks for Hot Cocoa Day!
Since we can’t leave well enough alone when it comes to adding alcohol to drinks, here are some “hot” seasonal recipes from restaurants across the United States:
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