(written at a previous date)
Dear Harriet Walter,
Here is my recipe for Badass Hot Cocoa.
Twoish heaped spoonfuls of storebought hot cocoa mix
Oneish heaped spoonful unsweetened baking cocoa
Fourish or fiveish vigorous shakings of cinnamon powder (unsweetened?)
Threeish shakings of nutmeg
(add very hot water)
One and a half squeezes of chocolate syrup
One precisely calculated dash of milk, just enough to make the hot cocoa drinkable but not so much that it ends up cold sooner than you're warm
Top with marshmallow or two and whipped cream
Replace whipped cream twice throughout course of beverage
And that is my recipe for Badass Hot Cocoa.
(Later footnote: I've been going a little more minimalist lately - the mix, water, cinnamon, syrup, marshmallow and whipped cream are the real essentials.)