Looking for a tasty challenge? Grab 21 of your closest friends (that aren't coughing or sniffly right now) and order this massive, spiked hot chocolate at the PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown.
Weighing in at a whopping 20 pounds, the behemoth drink is bumped up several notches by pastry chef Paolo Marocchi not only in size, but also in its boozy contents. Imbibers will have to agree on one liquor to add to the drink: Tequila (Casamigos Añejo), mescal (Ilegal Reposado), cognac (Hennessy VS) or whiskey (Woodford Reserve).
Aside from the alcohol, other ingredients in the giant wintery cocktail include Valrhona’s extra bitter 61% chocolate mixed with Jivara milk 40% chocolate, topped with charred giant marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, homemade whipped cream and spicy cocoa powder.
The hot cocoa becomes available on National Hot Chocolate Day (January 31st) and lasts until Valentine's Day (February 14th... for those that need a subtle reminder). The all-year-round rooftop bar is serving it for a steep $375, but when divided by 22—the recommended serving amount—it only comes out to just $17 a person. Since it's such a large request, guests are encouraged to pre-order the drink two days before their reservation.
The weather outside may be frightful, but chocolatey booze is so delightful.