Boozy Hot Chocolate
Boozy Hot Chocolate | It is time to up your hot chocolate game. I taste-tested six different alcohols with hot chocolate and these were my top three:
1. @bacardiusa banana rum for a tropical vibe
2. @baileysofficial Chocolate Cherry for a romantic evening
3. @chilaorchata for a cinnamon twist
Add 2-3 ounces (or so) of one of these to my hot chocolate recipe below and you’ll be in hot chocolate heaven.
- 3 cups whole milk
- 3.5 oz high-quality dark chocolate
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- .5 teaspoon double strength vanilla from Penzeys (or 1 tsp of regular vanilla extract)
Break dark chocolate into small pieces. Combine milk, chocolate, honey and cinnamon stick to a sauce pan over medium heat. Heat until chocolate is melted and liquid is steaming. Don’t remove from heat too soon or you’ll have “chocolate sediment” in your cup. This happened to me so I put it back over heat and then used an immersion blender to get a frothy texture. Remove from heat and take out cinnamon stick. Add vanilla and booze. Enjoy.
I had so much fun playing around with the garnish for these drinks! For the banana rum I added a tiki umbrella, a banana slice, and a snowflake marshmallow. For the chocolate cherry I added an extra pinch of chocolate cherry liquor in a dropper for an interactive element, plus a cocktail stick with mini marshmallows. If I had cherries I would have done every other cherry/marshmallow combo. Finally, for the Chila Orchata I added a cinnamon stick, vanilla whipped cream, and a snowflake marshmallow. But feel free to play around with the garnish, I think that is half the fun!