Hot Beverage Week

Hot Beverage Week 2020

December 7th to December 13th

Comfort and Joy

Beginning on December 7, you can warm up with a featured to-go 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 collect curbside shopping packages, take one along on a winter walk or drop one off at a friend’s doorstep. The boozy beverage options will be available in take-home kits to prepare in the comfort of your own kitchen.

You have a week to give them a try and vote for your favourite: cast your vote Dec 7 – 13.

This local taste of the holidays features these signature specialties:

Acorn Café at Generation Green: Vegan Gingerbread Eggnog Latte

Cue the carols and light the fire, we’re bringing out all the holiday flavours with our Vegan Gingerbread Eggnog Latte! Ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon with a indulgent splash of dairy free eggnog, topped with whipped cream and a little gingerbread man on the side!

Check out Acorn Café.

Amsterdam Tea Room: Spiced Butter Latte

This latte is a spicy and sweet  blend of espresso, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, clove bitters and steamed milk, with a homemade Dutch cookie on the side.

Check out Amsterdam Tea Room.

Bronuts: 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.

Harrisons Coffee Company: White Chocolate Chai

Redefine elegance with this luxurious take on a chai latte.  Served topped with shaved white chocolate and rose petals, because you deserve a little more than the norm.

Check out Harrisons Coffee Company

Nonsuch Brewery: Hot Chocolate 350

Nonsuch’s seasonal winter offering of the Orange Chocolate Belgian Rye Ale is enhanced  by adding cocoa powder, cream, milk and chocolate kisses to create a creamy hot chocolate that’s sure to warm and satisfy. Take-out in a kit to assemble in the comfort of your home.

Check out Nonsuch.

Parlour Coffee: Parlour Spiced Latte

Not your usual PSL, the Parlour Spice Latte combines espresso, steamed milk, and maple spice syrup.

Check out Parlour.

Patent 5: Cafe con Panna #5

A boozy, spiced coffee cocktail that can be made at home! Featuring Patent 5’s award-winning vodka and a warming, spiced syrup made with rich, caramelly palm sugar, allspice berries and cinnamon. The boozy version available in a take-home kit to assemble in your kitchen. Can also be made non-alcoholic by simply omitting the vodka.

Check out Patent 5.

Peasant Cookery: Warm Egg Nog

Try Peasant Cookery’s Thomas Johnson’s family recipe. “Traditionally we would put the egg nog mixture into a crystal bowl and let it sit overnight, but it is said that my great grandfather would always have a glass while it was still warm. He had the right idea, it is fantastic hot.”

This drink can be ordered boozy or not. If you opt for the spirits, they’ll be provided in a sealed bottle to add once you get home.

Check out Peasant Cookery.

Happy sipping! Don’t forget to vote for your favourites and check back to see the winner!