Even with its steamy heat, hot chocolate is a drink that can be enjoyed all year round. It’s warm, chocolatey goodness can be enjoyed fully even in the dead of summer. Still, there’s nothing like being able to curl up on a cold winters night with a nice, steaming cup of cocoa.
It is entirely possible that the only thing better than classic hot chocolate is hot chocolate that has been enhanced with a bit of alcohol. Bailey’s Irish Cream, bourbon, and even straight vodka go surprisingly well with everyone’s favorite winter drink. These recipes may not be suitable for the little ones in your life, but they’ll definitely add a little extra somethin’, somethin’ to those chilly nights.
1. Spiked S’mores Hot Chocolate
This hot chocolate is fun, delicious, and a little showy, which makes it perfect for parties and even better for a little weeknight winter fun! The actual hot chocolate is spiked with enough vodka and Irish cream to make it boozy, while the rim of the glass is dusted with graham cracker crumbs and the top is finished off with a toasty marshmallow.
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2. Spiked Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate
Peppermint and chocolate are the perfect sweet holiday combination, and they are only made better with the presence of Irish cream in this hot cocoa recipe. The fully homemade hot chocolate is filled with a peppermint mocha creamer then topped with a freshly made peppermint mocha whipped cream. This recipe is a double whammy of deliciousness.
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3. Kahlua Hot Chocolate
Everyone’s favorite coffee liqueur fits in perfectly with this simple but delicious homemade hot chocolate. Sweet, creamy, and lightly spiked, this recipe is the perfect combination of boozy and delicious. The marshmallow, chocolate, and caramel garnishments only make it more enjoyable.
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