Whether you like classic hot chocolate or spiked hot chocolate this is a great recipe to make it from scratch. This way you control all the ingredients and you can make it sweeter or milkier.
Boozy Hot Chocolate Cocktail
Hot chocolate is right behind coffee on our list of favorite winter drinks. Spiked hot chocolate is exactly what we’re looking for on a Winter’s Eve. When you combine chocolate with a little splash of alcohol it can completely change the flavor, and it definitely adds some warmth!
The key to the best hot chocolate is to make it from scratch. It’s by far the best flavor and you can control the sweetness of the drink this way too.
While you can use any caramel colored liquor in hot chocolate, we like to give ours a bit of a mexican hot cocoa flavor and use tequila to spice it up. Cinnamon and Cayenne Pepper round out the flavors in this delicious drink.
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Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Whole Milk
- Granulated Sugar
- Semisweet Chocolate
- Optional: Cayenne Pepper
Of course you can leave out the alcohol and just have a delicious mug of Mexican Cocoa to warm you up, or if you’re making it to share with your family you’ll want the no alcohol version. We usually top ours with some delicious marshmallows, alcohol or not!
We recommend adding the spices and enjoying a nice flavorful mug of cocoa. Bonus if you’re enjoying it sitting by the fire!
We’re going to mix up a double batch of our Spiked Hot Chocolate Recipe to serve down by the fire pit tonight. It’s a great way to enjoy the chilly weather and pretend that it’s really cold outside here in Texas.
- 3 Cups Milk
- 3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
- 6 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate - finely chopped
- 3 Tablespoons Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- 4 Shots Tequila
- Toasted Marshmallows
- Heat the Milk and Cinnamon in pot until it reaches a light simmer, stirring constantly for several minutes. Do not let it boil.
- Add chocolate, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth,
- Divide among four mugs
- Add shot of tequila to each
- Top with toasted marshmallows
- Dust with cocoa powder or drizzle with chocolate or caramel
Leave out the alcohol if you just want a delicious Mexican Coca
If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to check out our Christmas Cocktails for more ideas.
How do you enjoy your hot cocoa? Plain or Spiked? With spices or without? Do you drink it by the fire? Let us know in the comments below and send us a picture enjoying this delicious recipe.