10 Ways to Spike Your Hot Chocolate

By Lauren Hutchens on November 29, 2016

It’s time to grab your favorite winter warmers and cozy up for a cocktail hour spent fireside. Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you.

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Grown Up Hot Chocolate with Homemade Bailey’s Marshmallows

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Elevate classic hot chocolate with the addition of marshmallow-flavored vodka. Feeling extra festive? Whip up a batch of boozy homemade marshmallows for topping.

How Sweet Eats

2

Mexican Hot Chocolate with Tequila and Cayenne Pepper

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The most appropriate add-in for a boozy take on spicy Mexican hot chocolate? Tequila, of course.

Creative Culinary

3

Boozy Pumpkin White Chocolate Hot Chocolate

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White hot chocolate with plenty of pumpkin pie spice and a kick of Kahlua or bourbon—whichever strikes your fancy.

Minimalist Baker

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Crock Pot RumChata White Hot Chocolate

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The holiday season is hectic, but happy hour doesn't have to be. Toss everything you need for spiked hot chocolate into your slow cooker.

Farm Wife Drinks

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Boozy Raspberry Hot Chocolate

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Chocolate and raspberries make quite the match. Raspberry liqueur packs a punch of flavor in this creamy favorite.

Host the Toast

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Boozy Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

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A simple, four-ingredient spiked hot chocolate topped with homemade whipped cream.

The Almond Eater

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Spiked Nutella Hot Chocolate

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The additions of Kahlua, Frangelico and Nutella make for an ultra-decadent mug of hot chocolate.

Will Cook For Smiles

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Black Cherry Bourbon Hot Chocolate

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Simple and to the point. Hot chocolate + black cherry bourbon. We like it!

Sugar and Soul

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Grand Marnier Hot Chocolate

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Bright orange zest and liqueur pair beautifully with chocolate in this holiday-inspired variation.

Sweet & Savory

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Red Wine Hot Chocolate

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Last, but definitely not least—red wine! This rich winter sip is a fun alternative to traditional mulled wine.

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