Hot Beverage Week 2021

From booze-infused to caffeine-kicked, Exchange District bartenders and baristas serve up a cozy cure to the cold! Try all twelve and vote for your favourite!

Hot Beverage Week 2020

Congratulations Cake-ology, winner of Hot Beverage Week 2021!

Comfort and Joy

Beginning on December 6, you can warm up with a featured holiday drink from the Exchange District’s brewers, baristas and barkeeps. Selections include those with both spirited and caffeinated kicks to bring you some seasonal cheer.

Treat yourself as you Shop the Exchange , take one along on a winter walk or hop from spot to spot with good company. You have a week to give them a try and vote below for your favourite!

Patent 5 Distillery– Santa Ana Spice

Not quite a toddy, not a hot chocolate, the Santa Ana Spice is aromatic and warming, and vegan-friendly! Cacao nib infused vodka, creme de cacao, house chocolate chai blend, smoky cinnamon & tonka syrup. Named after the archaeological site where they first found evidence of the use of cacao.

Check out Patent 5

Across the Board
The Witches Brew

A boozy brew of kahlua, amaretto, gingerbread spiced syrup, espresso, and steamed oat milk, topped with whipped cream and a gingerbread snack! We imagine this is what Hansel and Gretel’s witch might have been sipping on while cooking up her evil plans…

Check out Across the Board

The Bah Humbug

A rich blend of dark chocolate and cinnamon mocha, topped with heavenly whipped cream and finished with a brûlée doughnut hole. Ebenezer Scrooge-approved.

Check out Bronuts

Amsterdam Tea Room
Cherry Baby

This spirited tea latte blends Jim Beam Black, chocolate bitters, winter spices, vanilla and brown sugar with cherry & hibiscus tea and a boozy cherry on top—a perfect blend tart cherries, warm spices and a rich chocolate finish. 

Check out Amsterdam Tea Room

Little Brown Jug
Brewer’s Toddy

This Brewer’s Toddy is inspired by an old-time tradition when brewers would scoop warm runnings from their mash at the beginning stages of their brew and add a splash of Whiskey. The runnings have all the sweetness from the barley before it’s bittered with hops. This version adds whiskey, lemon and cloves to sweet mash runnings, resulting in a sweet, grainy and wholesome beverage that warms you from the inside.

Check out Little Brown Jug

Cake-ology: Blossoming Ruby Hot Chocolate (WINNER)

Made with Barry Callebaut ruby chocolate, local milk and a touch of Fleur De Sel, this decadent hot chocolate gets even fancier with a house-made white chocolate cup and marshmallow flower. The hot chocolate is then topped with the marshmallow flower, melting it slightly to create a blossomed flower.

Check out Cake-ology

Pecan Butter Tart Latte

A nutty bled of toasted pecan shortbread and brown butter steamed milk is poured over Little Sister Coffee Maker Stargazer Espresso, capturing the taste of your favourite holiday tart.

Check out Clementine

Parlour Coffee
Have Anise Day Latte

A molasses spice latte with star anise, cardamom, and a grating of nutmeg on top!

Check out Parlour

Fudge Brownie Latte

This latte is packed with chocolate fudge and caramelized sugar, then topped with fresh whipped cream, crumbled deluxe fudge and nut brownie, and drizzled with caramel and chocolate.

Check out Harrisons

Nonsuch Brewing Co
Mulled Holiday Ale

A robust 7% cranberry ale heated with a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamon and honey to create a brewtiful, warming winter holiday ale.

Check out Nonsuch

Acorn Café
Berry Christmas Latte

Warm your hearts and hands this holiday season with this BERRY infused gourmet hot cocoa (and a mocha option available for all you caffeine lovers)! It’s topped with coconut whip and a sprinkling of crushed candy cane pieces. We think you’ll agree it’s berrylicious!

Check out Acorn Café.

Cinnamon Bun Latte

A double shot of Colosimo’s Mia Angela Espresso paired with caramel, cinnamon, and perfectly steamed milk or milk alternative. It’s covered with cinnamon dusted whipped cream and then drizzled with caramel.

Check out Colosimo