Comfort and Joy
Beginning on December 5th, 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
Bark + Bite
A rich dark hot chocolate sweetened with raspberry liqueur and amaretto, complimented with cacao nib infused Patent 5 vodka, and topped with a pistachio whipped cream. This rich, warm cocktail is reminiscent of a dark chocolate bark, or a decadent ganache, and makes for a perfect dessert.
Across the Board
Nanaimo Bar Hot Chocolate
A decadent drinkable dessert combining chocolate, coconut and custard, topped with graham crumbs and shaved coconut. Delicious as-is, or add some Baileys to take it to the next level!
Orange Cinnamon Latte
2 shots espresso, 2 pumps of orange syrup, steamed milk, whipped cream, orange zest, maple leaves sprinkles and some cinnamon powder sprinkled on the top.
Amsterdam Tea Room
Salt + Smoke
Laphroig Qtr Cask, Lapsang Tea, Sugar, Whiskey Barrel Bitters, Sea Salt.
Warm, Smoky, Sweet and Lightly Salty!
(Virgin option available)
Little Brown Jug
Sugar, Spiked + Everything Nice!
LBJ’s take on a boozy hot chocolate. Monarchy English Brown Ale gets warmed up with Camino original milk hot chocolate, 1/2 ounce of Frangelico liquor, and a scoop of coconut whipped cream on top. Warm up your senses with this creamy, chocolaty take on an English Brown Ale sure to please any brit home or abroad. Can be made vegan with Simply Dark hot chocolate, and Baileys Almande instead of Frangelico.
Milo Hot Chocolate with Leche Flan Foam
This hot beverage is made with Milo Dark Chocolate and topped with a Leche Flan Foam. Finished with a Milo and Milk Powder Dust.
The Banana Stand
A latte made with Little Sister’s Stargazer Espresso, banana & white chocolate ganache and a toasted peanut & muscovado sugar syrup.
Black Forest Mocha
Semi-sweet chocolate and housemade cherry syrup steamed into any milk of choice, and mixed with espresso. Topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and a cherry on top!
An almond vanilla latte made with a vanilla pudding cream, topped with a lady finger and chocolate drizzle.
The Golden Oak
This smoked oak wood infused latte with s’mores Baileys, meringue and 24k gold leaves. All four elements are combined to explore the complexity of nature broken down into simpler substances, resulting in an amazing, multi-sensory cocktail! The Golden Oak was invented with the intention of bringing back that feeling of warmness by a bonfire while toasting marshmallows and sharing a laugh with loved ones.
Nonsuch Brewing Co
A blend of Nonsuch’s strong, malt forward, Bière De Garde with a robust Malbec. This take on the traditional caribou liquor is sweetened with Canadian grade A maple syrup and is garnished with dried citrus and warming winter spices.
Decadent white hot chocolate gets infused with steeped organic NUMI Moroccan mint tea, and lightly topped with real whipped cream and an After 8 stick. This white chocolate mint tea latte is 100% caffeine free, aromatic, creamy and delicious. What a wonderful way to start the holiday season with friends!
Cibo Waterfront Cafe
Spiced Apple Pie
Bacardi Spiced Rum / Apple / Cinnamon / Whipped Cream.
The “Hot Cocoa’a’Gogo”
This homemade hot chocolate with dark cocoa powder, vanilla and condensed milk is infused with shot of nitro coffee from sheepdog coffee co., then topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate shaving.
This festive latte was inspired by a trip to Honduras, where rambutan, commonly known as lichas to the locals, can be bought on the side of the highway. A double shot of Honduran espresso with notes of stonefruit and honey gets mixed with a house-crafted, juicy, tropical rambutan and pineapple syrup. It’s topped with steamed milk and a spicy hint of ginger. Let this Central American inspired drink warm you up this holiday season!
The Duke of Suffolk
Hendricks gin, earl grey & red rooibos tea blend, simple syrup, and whipped cream.