Bourbon Hot Chocolate

Bourbon Hot Chocolate

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.

8
Servings
291
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

Hot Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Hot Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
26g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
85µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10.8%
Vitamin C
0.3mg
0.6%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1%
Vitamin K
1µg
1.2%
Calcium
177mg
18%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
8µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
8µg
2%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
46mg
12%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.5%
Phosphorus
190mg
27%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
305mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.1%
Sodium
92mg
4%
Zinc
1mg
6.5%

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