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What could be more satisfying on a chilly February day than a steaming mug of hot chocolate or cider? Maureen C. Petrosky, author of "The Cocktail Club" and The Kitchn's 10 Minute Happy Hour column, is sharing some of her favorite hot beverages, including Nutella hot chocolate (which can be spiked or not — your choice!), pear and ginger cider, and a salted caramel cocktail.

Nutella hot chocolateMaureen C. Petrosky / The Kitchn
Spiked Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

This article was originally published Feb. 18, 2015 at 3:23 a.m. ET.