Why Boozy Hot Chocolate?
Because boozy hot chocolate is even better than regular hot chocolate! We promise you that these to 3 boozy recipes deliver! Not only are they delicious, but they’ll actually make you LIKE winter. Is there a better way to enjoy a comforting drink with the ones you love than hot chocolate? We don’t think so!
The other great thing about these is that if you have kids, you can make them the non-alcoholic version and you can all enjoy warm drinks together!
Want to make these recipes even better? Set up a fire outside and take these drinks out by the snowy fire. They’ll still be delicious and they’ll also warm up your hands!
Without further ado, here are our top 5 boozy hot chocolate recipes for you to enjoy this winter.
Orange Hot Chocolate
A perfect flavour combination. There’s nothing quite as delicious as a chocolate, orange pairing!
The Orange Hot Chocolate - The Recipe:
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
Add the milk, cocoa powder, brown sugar, and cinnamon stick to a small saucepan on medium heat. Whisk until the ingredients are combined. Heat it until it starts to gently bubble, stirring it occasionally.
Whisk in the vanilla extract and Grand Marnier. Leave it on the heat for another minute or two to ensure it's heated through.
Top with marshmallows and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired.
Recipe by: BBC Good Food
2. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
Boozy Hot Chocolate with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream - The Recipe:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 cups whole milk
6 oz bittersweet chocolate (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup rum
Heat the sugar, water and salt over medium heat in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved.
Allow the sugar to continue cooking, keeping a close eye on it, until it starts to turn golden brown.
Once it begins to caramelize, it will begin to darken quickly. Let the sugar get as dark as possible without burning for best results.
Once the caramel is a dark amber color, remove the pan from the heat and pour the heavy cream carefully down the side of the pan. The caramel will splatter before temporarily seizing up, so be very careful to avoid burns.
Move the pan back onto the burner, and use a heatproof spatula to stir the caramel and cream until evenly combined.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, stirring periodically.
Pour the caramel into a clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic against the surface to prevent a skin from forming.
Allow to chill until very cold (several hours or overnight).
Once cold, use a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and whisk the caramel cream until it reaches medium peaks. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat. When the milk is steaming hot, but not yet simmering, remove from the heat and add the chocolate. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes until the chocolate has melted. Whisk in the vanilla and rum. If needed, return the hot chocolate to the heat until desired temperature is reached.
Pour into mugs, and top each with a dollop of whipped cream.
Recipe By: The Gourmet Kitchen
Image Credit: HonestlyYUM
3. Boozy S’mores Hot Chocolate
S’mores Hot Chocolate - The Recipe:
2 ¼ Pinnacle whipped vodka
2 ounces Godiva chocolate liqueur
2 ounces Hiram Walker butterscotch schnapps
6 ounces hot chocolate
Graham cracker garnish
1. In a large mason jar, coffee mug, or teacup, mix the Pinnacle whipped vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur, Hiram Walker butterscotch schnapps and hot chocolate together.
2. Stir well.
3. Garnish with toasted marshmallows, graham cracker pieces, and shaved chocolate, and serve.
Recipe by: DrinkWire
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