Oh, baby it’s cold outside! That means it’s time to think about warm beverages that can warm the tummy and the soul.
Sip the delicious hot cocoa at Blue Tulip while you watch chocolates being made by the team of experts lead by chocolatier and owner Diane Holland. Don’t even try and resist the truffles, tulips, barks and swirls. Be sure to ask about the new Butter Crunch. Creamy, crunchy, buttery English toffee dipped in chocolate and rolled in roasted almonds! Sign up for a chocolate making workshop here for extra fun.
Blue Tulip Chocolates
137 Purchase St., Rye
Forget the pretend tea party at home. Silver Tips Tea is a great way to introduce your child to the real thing. This cheerful shop boasts more than 150 varieties of tea from all over the world. The expert servers help you select the perfect pot. Make sure to order either breakfast, lunch or tea-time dessert treats with your cuppa. The shop also offers gifts and accessories for your favorite tea aficionado.
Silver Tips Tea
3 N. Broadway, Tarrytown
Most kids love apple juice so hot apple cider just might be a hit in your house. It is an ideal beverage after skiing, sleighing or ice skating. And it really is easy to make at home. Starting with a delicious cider is the most important step. Open all year round, Salinger’s Orchard is a great place to locate fresh cider and some delicious items from the bakery to go with your brew. Call ahead for availability.
230 Guinea Road, Brewster
A traditional Irish beverage, a hot toddy is for adults only. Typically, this beverage is made of liquor (whiskey, rum or brandy), water or tea, sweetener, herbs and spices. Some say a hot toddy can even cure the common cold. Whether that’s true or not, a hot toddy sure can make you feel better and warmer. At Bar’Lees you can also order tapas/small plates to enjoy with your beverage and the live music.
Bar’Lees Wine & Whiskey Bar
157 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck
– Jean Sheff