A few months ago we created EA 6: an ongoing and collaborative project involving our team and our favorite Erie things. This month we are featuring our favorite winter sips — from hot cocoa and caffeine pick-me-ups to classy, spiked beverages.
Explore our favorite winter sips below:
1. Romolo Chocolates
Warm up with a Romolo’s hot chocolate! It’s an Erie winter staple with rich flavor and (per Lauren’s recommendation) perfected with mountains of whipped cream and hot fudge.
Get a caffeinated kick with Riley’s winter pick-me-up, an Almond Milk & Hazelnut Latte from Ember + Forge. Your new go-to order.
3. Room 33 Speakeasy
Did you know the French 75 was introduced to the cocktail world during Prohibition in the 1920's? A simple combination of chilled champagne, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup creates this powerfully refreshing, classic drink. Try it with a Prio’s Flatbread at Room 33!
4. Andora's Bubble Tea Shop
Chai lovers, this one’s for you! The Chocolate Chai is a seasonal drink at Andora’s Bubble Tea on State Street. Chai spices blend with a rich chocolate flavor for a creamy twist on the classic chai tea. Liz recommends you order yours with almond milk and tapioca boba for an extra treat!
5. Altered State Distillery
Nothing helps melt through the winter chills like a Hot Buttered Rum from Altered State. Spiced Rum. Browned Sugared Butter. Hot Water & Spices… What could be better than this?
6. Five & 20 Spirts & Brewing
Made from local NY apple cider, Five & 20 Applejack Whiskey is fermented and distilled then aged in used whiskey barrels. (Thirsty yet?) After aging, a splash of fresh apple cider is added back into the spirit before bottling. Sip responsibly.