The best hot chocolate in Atlanta comes from Cacao, a small chocolate shop that boasts one of the best do-it-yourself cocoa mixes. Their drinks are named "sipping chocolates" for their rich texture that is reminiscent of European-style drinking chocolates, and Cacao has cultivated a beverage that is both simplistic and luxurious. Their popular Azteca Aphrodisiac Sipping Chocolate is a delectably rich dark chocolate mix with six different chiles and spices to transform the drinking experience. Make it at home with your own mix, or stop by their shop in Atlanta to try it firsthand.
Mix 1 or 2 heaping tablespoons of cocoa mix with 1 cup of almost boiling milk (or milk substitute). Stir well and allow the chocolate to properly emulsify into the milk. Add sugar to taste. For an even better experience, pair it with handmade vanilla marshmallows.