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Best of Boston? Who? Klaus!

In our rundown of the best hot chocolate in Boston, a few notable spiked examples made the cut. But should you seek something a little stronger, you’re going to want to head to our favorite barware store, Boston Shaker.

On December 2-3, they host “Cocktail Whisperer” Warren Bobrow, author of cocktail books Bitters & Shrub Syrup Cocktails, Whiskey Cocktails, andApothecary Cocktails (all available through the Boston Shaker online store, by the way) for a book-signing event. BOB_120215_Stroh160_main unnamed

Joining him are Klaus the Soused Gnome—and a mighty strong batch of hot chocolate made with Austrian-made Stroh 160. That’s right, that’s 160-proof rum. Hey, if anyone knows how ward off a winter chill, it’s the Austrians.

For your sipping pleasure, Bobrow’s whipping up traditional and frozen hot chocolate—both boozy, of course. For the adventurous, “shots of Stroh 160 are always available.”

Speaking of adventurous, you might want to keep an eye out for Bobrow’s next book, Cannabis Cocktails, coming out June 2016. (“Just in time forTales of the Cocktail!”). “It’s the first book on the topic of using cannabis as a cocktail ingredient,” Bobrow says. “Not as a get-high-quick ingredient, but as one essential for the alleviation of many ills—I took the tack of the early apothecary-healing and pain relief.”

But for now, we’ll content ourselves with that extra-stiff hot chocolate. Can’t make it out to the party? We got Klaus, er, Bobrow to give us the recipe.

By Warren_Bobrow

Warren is the cofounder and CEO of, the finest terpene forward, craft cannabis cocktail in the world. He's written Apothecary Cocktails-Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails, and Elixirs , Whiskey Cocktails : Rediscovered Classics and Contemporary Craft Drinks Using the World's Most Popular Spirit, Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails, and Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations, and the Craft Cocktail Compendium (2017)
Warren Bobrow has been a pot scrubber, dishwasher, the owner of the first company to make fresh pasta in South Carolina , a television engineer in New York City, and he even worked at the famed club named Danceteria. He became a trained chef from the dish sink up; this unfortunately led to a mostly unsuccessful twenty year career in private banking.
Currently a cannabis, wine and travel aficionado, Warren is a former international rum judge and craft spirits national brand ambassador.
He works full time in the cannabis business as an alchemist/journalist/CEO. Instagram: warrenbobrow