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Vandaag's Dutch East Cocoa

Photos: Alice Gao

This spiked spicy hot cocoa from Martim Smith-Mattsson of Vandaag can be served without alcohol for kids, too. Bols genever adds a malty backbone to the spiced hot chocolate, which makes use of cayenne, cinnamon, and ginger. At the restaurant, Smith-Mattsson uses a kaffir-maple whipped cream for a nod to Southeast Asia. He also makes use of an espresso machine to steam the milk, but any gentle method of heating will do just fine.

Note: To measure grams, Serious Eats' recommended kitchen scale is the Oxo Good Grips Scale with Pull Out Display.

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