10 Ways to Spike Your Hot Chocolate

By Lauren Amundrud 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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Grand Marnier Hot Chocolate

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

Sweet & Savory


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.