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Jan Harris
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1:00 AM 26th December 2021
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Boozy Hot Chocolate Recipes To Tantalize Your Taste Buds

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
With Christmas in full swing and the Boxing Day walk taking place, what better drink to come back to after the festive walk is a hot chocolate.

Wrapping your hands around a comforting mug of hot chocolate is a lovely feeling, but adding in your favourite tipple is a game-changer.

Drinks retailer The Bottle Club has shared three of their favourite boozy hot chocolate recipes to help satisfy that sweet tooth.

Spiked Nutella Hot Chocolate

Many of us have a special place in our hearts for gooey Nutella, spreading it on our toast in the morning or covering delicious strawberries with it. But have you ever thought of mixing it with vodka?

If you have a sweet tooth, this hot chocolate is a dessert in itself and certainly isn’t light on the calories, but we all deserve a treat every once in a while. The guilty secret to this oozy drink is Tiptree Salted Caramel Vodka, as the saltiness perfectly complements the rich chocolate, nutty flavour. How else are we supposed to get through winter?!

Ingredients - one serving:

3 tablespoons Nutella
1 cup milk
60 ml Tiptree salted caramel vodka
Whipped cream, optional
Chocolate sauce, optional

Method:

Simmer some milk till warm
Add in Nutella
Stir in the vodka
Top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce
Pour into a large mug and enjoy!

Boozy Coconut Rum Chocolate

Whilst we are experiencing a bit of cabin fever this lockdown, why not create a taste of the Caribbean and incorporate some coconutty rum flavours into your boozy tipple.

Rum flavours can vary from, banana, pineapple, spiced, coconut, and vanilla, but there is something about the light coconut taste which just works well with rich chocolate and whipped cream. For your boozy tipple, Mahiki Coconut Rum Liqueur is a smooth, fresh coconut flavour with a sweet finish.

Ingredients - two servings:

4 cups of coconut milk
32 g unsweetened cocoa powder
32 g granulated sugar
64 g semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
110 ml Mahiki Coconut Rum Liqueur
Whipped cream
Toasted coconut

Method:

Warm the milk, cocoa powder and sugar over medium heat in a small saucepan.
Whisk constantly until simmering (but not boiling).
Add chocolate chips and whisk until the chocolate chips melt and fully incorporate.
Whisk in vanilla extract and pour into mugs.
Add Mahiki Coconut Rum Liqueur
Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut and chocolate syrup, if desired. Serve immediately.

Midnight Mint Hot Chocolate

This boozy mint hot chocolate recipe is the perfect nightcap on a cold evening, made with dark chocolate, double cream and a touch of mint liqueur; it may keep you up past midnight, but perfect for those who love a mint choc-chip flavour.

Its main boozy ingredient here is Créme de Menthe, a classic ingredient in many cocktails. Its sweet minty flavour is accompanied perfectly by rich dark chocolate to create a sumptuous blend.

Ingredients – One serving:

50ml double cream
1 tsp icing sugar
A few drops peppermint extract
150ml whole milk
50g dark chocolate, chopped
25ml crème de menthe
Dark chocolate curls or sprinkles

Method:

Whip the cream in a small bowl then stir in the icing sugar and a few peppermint extract drops.
Place in the fridge until needed.
Pour the milk into a saucepan and heat gently until simmering, stirring frequently.
Take off the heat then add the chocolate.
Stir until the chocolate has completely melted and the mixture is nice and smooth.
Return to the heat until warm then add the crème de menthe.
Pour into a glass mug, to help keep warm and top with a dollop of the whipped mint cream and chocolate curls or sprinkles.

https://www.thebottleclub.com/