Bourbon Hot Chocolate


  • 4 Cups  whole milk
  • 1 Cup  chocolate syrup, homemade or Fox's U-Bet
  • 2 Tablespoons  cocoa powder
  • 1 Cup  good-quality bourbon such as Maker's Mark
  • 1 Cup  half-and-half

To accompany the fall menu at Blue Ribbon Beer Garden, a heated terrace overlooking Allen Street on the Lower East Side, Chef/Owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg serve bourbon hot chocolate, a hot-cocktail alternative to seasonal brews. Their recipe recommends homemade chocolate syrup, but a store-bought one will work in a pinch. The perfect accompaniment to Blue Ribbon Beer Garden’s Bourbon Hot Chocolate? One of their homemade, melty chocolate-chip cookies.


1. Add milk, half-and-half, syrup, and cocoa powder to a pot or large saucepan
2. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until cocoa is fully incorporated and mixture barely comes to a simmer, 5-10 minutes
3. Whisk in bourbon and cook for one more minute. Remove from heat and serve


Calories per serving:

291 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 8g 12%
  • Carbs 32g 11%
  • Saturated 5g 24%
  • Fiber 1g 6%
  • Sugars 26g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 6g 12%
  • Cholesterol 23mg 8%
  • Sodium 92mg 4%
  • Calcium 177mg 18%
  • Magnesium 46mg 12%
  • Potassium 305mg 9%
  • Iron 1mg 6%
  • Zinc 1mg 7%
  • Phosphorus 190mg 27%
  • Vitamin A 85µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 5%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 16%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 3%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 11%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 1%
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