RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — As temperatures drop, Ridgewood beverage purveyors are turning up the heat on drinks with a holiday twist.
Which one will you try first?
The village, known for its adventurous culinary spirit, offers something for every palate.
Chocolate lovers will want to head to Kilwins .
For the health minded, there’s a red and green smoothie to die for at Super Juice Nation .
Meanwhile, treats await latte lovers at the Ridgewood Coffee Company .
Here are some to try, available in the cafes or to go:
KILWINS CLASSIC HOT CHOCOLATE
Chocolate, steamed milk, chocolate shred, crushed peppermint stick
Cost: $4.25 for 12 ounces; $5.50 for 16 ounces; $21.99 for gift bag
Also in these flavors: Dominican, Mexican, Peruvian, Sea Salt Caramel
Available at: Kilwins, 121 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Coconut mylk, beets, dates, vegan mocha protein, peppermint extract, cacao nibs
Cost: $9.25 for 16 ounces
Available at: Super Juice Nation, 46 Chestnut St.
Note: Smoovees™ are Super Juice Nation's version of healthful smoothies.
PEPPERMINT PATTY LATTE
Espresso, steamed milk, homemade chocolate, peppermint syrup
Cost: $5.00 for 12 ounces; $5.75 for 16 ounces
Also in: Gingerbread Latte, with gingerbread syrup
Available at: Ridgewood Coffee Company, 90 E. Ridgewood Ave.