Warm Up With These 5 Cozy Drinks in Almost Heaven

When there’s a chill in the air, there’s nothing better than a cozy drink to warm you up. In West Virginia, there are numerous locally crafted beverages that not only taste delicious but will put you in the seasonal spirit.

1. Holl’s Handcrafted Swiss Chocolates

Milk Chocolate Cocoa

Holl’s Swiss Chocolatier is known for its traditional Swiss chocolates crafted right in Vienna. In addition to delicious chocolates, the shop produces a specially blended Milk Chocolate Cocoa Mix, which is made with both imported Swiss Cocoa Powder and ground milk chocolate to give it a richness and depth of flavor that you’re sure to love.

2. Creekside Creamery Market & Cafe

Hot Apple Cider

Fresh, local apple cider is often found at many fairs and festivals in the fall and winter. But Creekside Creamery Market & Cafe in Berkeley Springs has it available right in their shop. Stop by for a sandwich, ice cream cone or pastry and wash it all down with a warm, spiced hot cider that will make you feel right at home.

3. TipTop Coffee


The award-winning coffeebar TipTop has locations in both Thomas and Elkins, and serves the finest quality of coffee. They serve pour overs, espresso, single origin teas, and specialty roasted coffee by Forty Weight Coffee. The menu changes weekly and by season, but you can expect coffee origins from the regions of Latin America, East Africa and the Pacific Rim. Plus, you’re likely to find an artistically decorated piece of art atop your latte.

4. Smooth Ambler Spirits

Hot Toddy

If you need a little extra kick in your winter warmer drink, consider a hot toddy. This simple winter drink calls for hot water, whiskey, honey and lemon – plus cinnamon sticks. Make yours extra special with a local spirit from Smooth Ambler Spirits Distillery. The award-winning distillery specializes in bourbon and whiskey, using local, high-quality ingredients that create a smooth, clean flavor.

5. Black Dog Coffee Company

Locally roasted coffee

The distinctive label on each Black Dog Coffee Company bag is a tribute to two furry honorary CEOs: the late, great Bear and the current dog-in-residence, Java. This Eastern Panhandle company procures its high-quality beans from around the world and roasts them in small batches in the Plutonius, a vintage 1931 Jabez Burns & Sons machine. Try their signature DogWatch Dark Blend, a smoky chocolate with earth notes balanced by sweet undertones and a smooth, full body.

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This post was last updated on March 18, 2022