There’s something about chocolaty drinks that takes me back to my childhood. I’m reminded of those snow days when school was canceled, and sprinkling marshmallows atop a mug of cocoa was the perfect way to start my leisurely, carefree day. Now that I’m an adult, I can’t enjoy those snow days anymore, but I can enjoy the adult version of those hot cocoas. My favorite way to enjoy warm chocolate drinks as a grown-up is to mix them with coffee, mint and alcohol, just like the spiked magic mocha served during the holiday season at MudLounge (321 E. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-865-6964). This beverage pairs the creamy goodness of Ghiradelli hot chocolate with Rumple Minze, Kahlua and espresso, creating a soul-warming creation that just tastes like Christmas. Topped with whipped cream and a chocolate-dipped peppermint stick, this drink is perfect on those cold winter nights.