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It's Cold Outside

Ever read something you're just dying to taste? Regarde.

...the barista grabbed a pint glass while he warmed in a pan of hot water a bottle of Mast Brothers chocolate syrup — a custom blend of fruity Madagascar chocolate and sugar, which the Brooklyn-based brothers are constantly calibrating for the espresso bar based on staff feedback. A healthy dose of the chocolate was added to the glass, followed by a ristretto of espresso (more intense than a double). A bit of cocoa powder capped the liquid, onto which frothy milk was free-poured into a heart shape. He sneaked in a squirt of homemade whipped cream...

OBSESSED. Please post easy ways to make great hot chocolate/mocha drinks.

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