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The Best Hot Drinks In DFW

September 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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beverage The Best Hot Drinks In DFWAutumns and winters in north Texas may be on the mild side, but we still like to warm up the season with something other than a cup of coffee. From chocolatey concoctions and toasty cocktails to lattes and exotic teas, we’ve hunted down the best Dallas-Fort Worth spots offering up some tasty beverages for those who like it hot.
The Pearl Cup
1900 Henderson Ave.
Dallas TX, 75206
(214) 824-9500
pearlcupcoffee.comThe Pearl Cup is a favorite stop for coffee connoisseurs who know that these baristas take making coffee very seriously. With a focus on extracting and pressing out quality coffee blends, you may think that Pearl Cup is just good at making espressos, cappuccinos and the regular brew — until you try some of their other hot specialties like the signature Pearl Latte. According to owner Carlene Saelg, this latte is so luscious and highly addictive, that it outsells everything else on the menu. For chocoholics, there’s a Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate that’s intensely flavored with hints of hazelnut, nutmeg and cinnamon— probably some of the best hot chocolate you’ll find outside of Paris. They also offer a selection of sandwiches and delicious cures for sweet cravings. With another location downtown and a third opening in Richardson, there are now several places to go for a Pearl Latte and cup of Joe.  Related: Best Cold Treats In DFW

Roots Coffee House
9101 Blvd 26, Ste 101
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
(817) 503-7344
rootscoffeehouse.comWhen you step into this organic coffee house, you’ll know why people go out of their way to come here. Not only will the great variety of handmade signature drinks give you a warm fuzzy feeling, but so will the friendly atmosphere, live music and delicious food. Grab a sofa in one of the sitting areas and try one of the Red Espressos, a rooibos tea that’s been extracted through an espresso machine. The Red Espressos come various ways, like the Red Symphony with Ghiradelli white chocolate, steamed milk and whipped cream, or the Red Rose tea latte with rose syrup and steamed milk. Their signature coffee lattes are made using flavorful infusions of vanilla, caramel and rose — or try the Lucky Irishman with Irish cream and hazelnut, a hands down favorite.
The Chesterfield
1404 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 741-2811
www.thechesterfielddallas.comIf you’re looking for an intimate lounge where you can cozy up in a booth while sipping on a hot hand-crafted cocktail, then walk right in to this downtown hidden gem and ask for Lucky, the drink designer. The 11-chapter cocktail menu of pre-prohibition drinks and other crafty options might be overwhelming, but Lucky will fix you up with a drink especially tailored to your taste buds. Guaranteed to fight those winter blues is the soothing Kama Sutra, made with chai tea, Flor de Cana Rum, Disoranno (an infused herbal and fruit Italian liqueur), hemp seed milk, orange, egg whites and angostura bitters. There’s also a hot buttered rum made with two types of rum and a home made buttered rum glaze. Or, try the aromatic Apple Toddy, a pre-prohibition favorite with a French twist using Calvados, a delicious apple brandy from Normandy.
Cassis Exotic Drinks & Tea
812 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Ste 208
Plano, TX 75023
(972) 881-0298
www.cassisexotic.comThis hip hangout is a cross between a coffee shop, boba tea house, soda fountain and cocktail bar, offering a unique assortment of beverages that can be served hot or cold. Cassis serves up bubble, black, green and milk tea that can be infused with flavored syrups like jasmine, coconut and lychee. The lattes also come infused with flavors like lavender or caramel. For an extra kick, try the Royal, a latte with hazelnut syrup and rum. Or go for the highly popular Creme Brulee, a hot milkshake made from a creamy mixture of home-made hazelnut, caramel and vanilla gelato.   
Ferre Ristorante E Bar
215 E. 4th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 332-0033
ferrerestaurant.comLocated across from Bass Hall, Ferre is the perfect place for a drink before and after a performance, or after a stroll through Sundance Square. Besides serving fabulous Italian food, Ferre has a great bar menu with some delicious warming libations, perfect to ward off the chill on a cold winter’s day. If you like apple pie, then you will really like the Hot Apple Pie cocktail with Tuaca, apple cider, cinnamon and whipped cream. Chocolate lovers will find amore with the Cafe Amore, made with Disaranno, Amaretto and Godiva chocolate liqueur. Or for the ultimate winter warmer, try the Cafe Ferre with Baily’s, Frangelico and Tuaca topped off with dollop of whipped cream.  Related: Best Bloody Marys In Fort Worth

With a passion for adventure, Ilene Jacobs has spent 25 years traveling around the globe. A native of Dallas,Texas, she has also lived in Europe studying and working in marketing and tourism. Ilene is constantly researching interesting places to visit and enjoys sharing her findings with her readers. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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