We'll Drink to That: Hot Booze

By Donna Garlough | Boston Magazine |

When Scrooge proposed dipping into a bowl of Smoking Bishop at the end of A Christmas Carol, it’s too bad John Gertsen wasn’t around. The master mixologist at Fort Point’s Drink makes the Dickensian libation using juice from roasted oranges; hot red wine or port; brandy; and fragrant spices. At sister restaurant No. 9 Park, meanwhile, ’tis the season for a Tom & Jerry, an eggnoglike warmer they don’t whip up until after the first serious snowfall. If creamy, rummy goodness can’t melt an icy heart, nothing will.