Drinking chocolate was being enjoyed in Oxford in 1652. The invasion of Jamaica by England opened up the supply of cocoa beans. The craze for drinking chocolate really took off in the Restoration and Sam Pepys was a devotee.
It is really easy to make C17th drinking chocolate. Buy a bottle of gluwein or mulled wine. Warm it up and add good quality, high % dark chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and become one with the spiced wine.
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