If there’s one thing we love about the holiday season, it’s snuggling by a fire and sipping on a soothing cup of hot chocolate.
Though a traditional hot cocoa recipe will suffice, everything is better with a little booze. Whether you’re sipping it solo or enjoying it with a group of friends, you can never go wrong with a cup of boozy hot chocolate.
Here are three ways to add alcohol to your next hot cocoa recipe.
Create a Chocolate Candy Cocktail
Try visualizing your favorite chocolate candy. Chances are, it can be made into a boozy, chocolatey drink. This recipe calls for caramel vodka, Baileys, Kahlua, and liquid chocolate truffle. A cup made in heaven, if you ask us.
Swap Out Coffee for Cocoa
Why is it that everyone is so eager to mix alcohol and caffeine, but not alcohol and chocolate? Next time you’re seeking a boozy hot chocolate recipe, search for a coffee cocktail recipe instead. Then, when you go to prepare the beverage, swap out the coffee in the recipe for instant hot chocolate, or melted Dove chocolate. It’s as simple as that.
Try the above with this Baileys Afternoon Delight recipe.
Take It Up a Notch
The go-to alcohol for hot chocolate tends to be Baileys or vodka, but that doesn’t mean other liquors aren’t an option. There are tons of ways to make an alcoholic hot chocolate, and we’ve even found one that calls for tequila. Take your cup of cocoa up a notch with this spiked hot chocolate recipe.