The Most Wonderful Drinks of the Year

BY: PAOLA FERNANDEZ

As the weather begins to cool down, there’s nothing better than curling up in a blanket, with a good book and a hot drink. Whether it’s a famous Starbucks peppermint mocha or a steaming cup of hot cocoa, the holiday season brings a variety of festive drinks we look forward to all year. Listed below are two of the coziest, most festive drinks from local coffee shops in Long Beach and a drink you can make from the comfort of your own home.

Peppermint Mocha - The Library A Coffee House

The marriage of cool peppermint and creamy mocha will never get old. The Library’s take on this holiday classic is traditional and delicious. The two flavors are balanced, and the subtle amount of peppermint flavor is just right. The whipped cream and chocolate drizzle on top add a necessary hint of sweetness without being overwhelming. Tastes like Christmas in a cup!

The Library A Coffee House
3418 East Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-2393

Mexican Mocha - Viento y Agua

Chocolate caliente is a Christmas staple in many Mexican homes, but Viento y Agua takes this traditional drink to a new level with their Mexican mocha. This drink is the perfect blend of sweet chocolate and bitter coffee flavors tied together with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Although the Mexican mocha is not holiday exclusive, it truly captures the spirit of Navidad!

Viento y Agua
4007 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 434-1182

Homemade Eggnog

If coffee isn’t your thing, eggnog is a sweet Christmas treat you can never go wrong with. If you’re looking for an added kick you can simply add rum and you’re set. This chilled drink is easy to make and a great way to impress friends and family at your Christmas party.

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