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National Cocoa Day: Delicious ways to celebrate

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What sounds better on a cold winter day than a creamy cup of cocoa? It is in the spirit of the season that the nation celebrates National Cocoa Day each December 13th! Examiner wants to help you celebrate in style with a few yummy ideas:

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Godiva Hot Cocoa

For the foodie in you, nothing is more decadent than a cup of Godiva Hot Cocoa. Available in milk and dark, this perfect winter indulgence is sold in individual canisters and as a Mini Hot Cocoa Trio, perfect for holiday gifting. Throw a candy cane in it for a festive treat for the eyes and the taste-buds. Starts at just $15!

Sugarfina Cocoa Almonds

For a sweet cocoa snack, grab a hand-full of Sugarfina Cocoa Almonds. Plump whole-roasted Cocoa Almonds are dipped in dark chocolate, then finely dusted in Dutch cocoa powder. If nuts came this way in nature, we're pretty sure squirrels would eat them all. Lucky for you, you don't have to climb a tree to enjoy this 100% all-natural, epicurean treat! Starting at a holiday friendly $7!

Tequila Avión Espresso Cocktails

After doing so much good for others, you deserve a drink! Dive into one of these Tequila Avión Espresso Cocktails:

Mole y Avión Espresso

  • 2 oz. Avión Espresso
  • 1 oz. Premium Hot Cocoa
  • Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Mint Leaf for garnish
  • Combine ingredients in glass and heat
  • Garnish with fresh whipped cream and a mint leaf
  • Created by Mixologist Justin Dano of Pounds and Ounces in New York City

The Double Shot Martini

  • 1.5 parts Avión Espresso
  • 1 part chocolate milk
  • Add all ingredients to shaker
  • Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass
  • Garnish with 1-3 espresso beans

If you're looking around wondering what to drink all this out of, let Mackenzie-Childs Enamel Mugs keep your cocoa warm! Starting at $34, they make the perfect stocking-stuffer and you can pick one up for yourself!

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