If there’s one thing that makes bracing against winter’s bullshit-cold icy grip, it’s the fact that you can tuck into a warm boozy drink without feeling like you’re going to turn into Alex Mack, but all sweat. A nice little hot toddy or mulled wine to warm the cockles of your heart and make you a little giggly is easily one of the best things about winter, and now there’s a challenger on the horizon – spiked hot milo.
Now it’s not a new thing to want to put a little bit of cheeky Grown-Ups Juice™ into your hot choccy – in fact, my housemate is so well known for her boozy Milo tummy-warmers that she got given her own Mitzi Milo kit for her birthday this year.
But if you want to make it a little bit fancier than sitting on the couch in your trackies, or you just want to have a winter warmer while sitting by the Yarra River, pop along to Riverland Bar behind Federation Square to get your gob around a rum-spiked version of your childhood fave.
Served in a hand-warming glass, the concoction features classic milo (assuming multiple, heaped spoonfuls), Havana Club rum, sticky sweet maple syrup, cream and fluffy marshmallows mixed in.
Cop the toasty Adult Hot Milo™ from the bar for a neat $15 over the colder months, maybe after a freezing your ass off at the footy in the MCG on a single-digit day. Your hands and tum and entire being will thank you endlessly.