Grown-up chocolate

European Sipping Chocolate, Ginger Elizabeth

Illustration by Margaret Larkin

January always seems like the bleakest month of the year, with the holidays behind us and spring sunshine months ahead. So we should take comfort wherever we can get it: fuzzy socks, a warm fire or a big, sexy cup of Ginger Elizabeth’s European Sipping Chocolate ($5-$7) complete with housemade marshmallows melting into a creamy layer on top. Valrhona couverture is melted into a rich, intoxicating drink, thinned with just enough Strauss milk to make it sippable. This is hot cocoa for grown-ups. 1801 L Street, Suite 60;