5 Boozy Hot Chocolate Drinks You Must Try

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Looking for a warm, cosy drink that packs in a punch? Look no further than the much-loved hot chocolate but with the added kick of booze. Not only will the drink leave you feeling extra toasty, but is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. Let’s explore five boozy hot chocolate drinks for every palate. Whatever you choose, we promise that it will warm you from the inside out!

Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate

peppermint hot choco

The festive season is incomplete without the refreshing taste of peppermint. How about combining it with the earthy and nutty flavour of hot chocolate, and coffee for that extra bang? 


1 cup whole milk
¼ cup mocha cold brew
56 gm dark chocolate
28 gm semi-sweet chocolate
31 ml peppermint schnapps
Whipped cream and crushed candy canes (for garnishing) 


In a saucepan set at a low temperature, heat the milk and the dark and semi-sweet chocolate. Whisk the mixture until combined, and then slowly add the mocha cold brew while continuing to whisk. Turn off the heat and after a minute or two, whisk in the peppermint schnapps. Pour the mixture into a mug, and top it off with whipped cream and crushed candy canes. Your Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate is ready to be served!

Hot Chocolate with Baileys

baileys hot chocolate

One can never go wrong with hot chocolate and Baileys. With the richness of chocolate and the creaminess of Irish cream, it is indulgence personified.  


177 ml milk
29 gm dark chocolate
28 gm semi-sweet chocolate
59 ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
Whipped cream, chocolate syrup and chocolate shavings (for garnishing)


In a saucepan on low heat, add the milk and dark and semi-sweet chocolate. Whisk the ingredients until they’re nicely combined. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the Baileys. Serve the drink in a mug along with the whipped cream, chocolate shavings and a good drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Coconut Hot Chocolate

Don’t be afraid of the white chocolate base in this drink; the rum and the dark chocolate will balance out the sweetness. 


150 ml whole milk
25 g white chocolate (chopped)
25 ml coconut-flavoured rum
1 tsp dark chocolate (finely grated)
1 tsp toasted coconut flakes (for garnishing)


Over medium heat, pour milk into the saucepan and stir. Once it starts simmering, remove the saucepan from the heat, add the white chocolate and continue stirring until the chocolate has melted. Now, place the saucepan back on the stove to warm the mixture. Finally, add the coconut-flavoured rum and stir. Your drink is all set! Serve the drink with finely grated dark chocolate and coconut flakes.  

Orange Hot Chocolate

orange hot chocolate

There have never been two flavours that complement each other as much as chocolate and orange do. Orange hot chocolate combines the zesty tang of citrus with the richness of dark chocolate.


150 ml milk
50 ml double cream
The zest of half an orange
50 gm dark chocolate (chopped)
25 ml orange liqueur


In a saucepan, heat the milk, double cream and orange zest till it simmers. Then pour the mixture through a sieve to get rid of the zest. Pour the infused milk back into the pan and add the dark chocolate until it has all melted, and the texture is smooth. Place the saucepan back on the heat, add the orange liqueur and gently stir the mixture. Your drink is ready!

Salted Caramel Rum Hot Chocolate

salted caramel hot chocolate

No hot chocolate recipe list is complete without a salted caramel variant. Making use of dulce de leche, this salted caramel rum hot chocolate promises to be the highlight of your hot chocolate adventures.


25 ml dark rum
2 tsp dulce de leche (thick caramel)
150 ml whole milk
50 gm milk chocolate (chopped)


Add the rum and the dulce de leche to a bowl and mix well until you arrive at a smooth consistency; set it aside. Over medium heat, warm the milk in a saucepan until it simmers. Take the pan off the heat and add in the chocolate. Gently stir the mixture until all the chocolate has melted. Then, place the pan back on the heat and add in the rum and the dulce de leche mixture along with a pinch of flaky sea salt. Your drink is ready to be poured into a mug.

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