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Spiked Hot Chocolate

mcookie Jan 24, 2013 11:23 AM

Hi there! I just posted this but something happened and It disappeared so I apologize in advance if it's a double post.

I'm up in NY and it's frigid here! A few of my friends and I are going to get together for a ladies night and I thought it would be fun to make hot chocolate with a little kick, the kick being alcohol. I did a quick search here but didn't come up with much. Has anyone done this before? What type of liquor should I use? I was thinking Rum but i'm not sure. I hope everyone is having a great Thursday! :)

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    ncyankee101 Jan 28, 2013 11:38 AM

    St Elizabeth worked very well in some Mexican hot chocolate I just mixed up (using Nestle's Abuelita tablets). I don't believe these tablets have any cayenne in them, it might have been even better with it.

    1. davis_sq_pro Jan 27, 2013 07:00 AM

      I'm surprised no one has mentioned green Chartreuse. It works really well with chocolate.

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        tastesgoodwhatisit Jan 24, 2013 06:45 PM

        For something a little different, one of my favourite cold winter night beverages is milk with dark rum, a little bit of molasses, vanilla, and a bit of cinnamon - ideally, it should have a kick from the alcohol, and not be too sweet.

        For chocolate, dark rum is great if you don't want it too sweet. Otherwise, coffee liqueurs, fruit liqueurs, peppermint, cinnamon, etc.

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          Querencia Jan 24, 2013 05:38 PM

          We have always been partial to a shot of dark Jamaican rum (like Myers) in mug of hot chocolate. Doesn't add sweetness as a liqueur does.

          1. prima Jan 24, 2013 05:20 PM

            I like Peppermint schnapps or Kahlua. Would think Rum Cream would also be good. Will have to try the Godiva and Grand Marnier this winter. Might be a way for me to finally get through the fancy drinking chocolate I've been gifted over the last 2 Xmases.

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              CanadaGirl Jan 24, 2013 05:02 PM

              Frangelico or Goldslagcher.

              1. Bacardi1 Jan 24, 2013 03:55 PM

                Hubby & I enjoyed some terrific spiked hot chocolate recently. Bought a bottle of "Castries" liqueur - a peanut-rum concoction made on the island of St. Lucia, where we were married. It's a lovely creamy liqueur, & was absolutely delicious in our hot chocolate. It's also delicious drizzled over ice cream - particularly peanut-butter-swirled ice cream.

                Lovely stuff, if a bit pricey - around $30/bottle.

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                  Cinnamonster Jan 24, 2013 03:10 PM

                  I agree with all of treb's suggestions, but would like to add amaretto and/or frangelico.

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                    HillJ Jan 24, 2013 04:49 PM

                    Those are my two choices for spiked hot chocolate, amaretto and frangelico. I also like adding spirits to the whipped cream or pouring the liquor on marshmallows before adding to the hot chocolate.

                    You can also spike hot chocolate by melting down those popular at the holidays chocolate bottles with a hit of liquid booze inside them. We learned that tip making spiked chocolate fondue one night.


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                    Pwmfan Jan 24, 2013 02:50 PM

                    Chambord; of all I've tried, it's still my favorite.

                    1. Scirocco Jan 24, 2013 02:43 PM

                      We usually do peppermint schnapps (I think it's called a "Snowshoe".

                      "Mexican" hot chocolate is really good too - just add some cinnamon and a little chili powder or red pepper. Different kind of "spike"! LOL You could probably do the same thing with cinnamon schnapps instead of actual cinnamon and then add the chili powder. Yum!

                      1. PotatoHouse Jan 24, 2013 02:31 PM

                        I would go with either Godiva Chocolate Liquor or Peppermint Schnapps.

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                            grammacindy Jan 24, 2013 01:39 PM

                            My fav? Butterscotch schnapps :)

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                              mcookie Jan 24, 2013 01:04 PM

                              Thank you all! I hadn't thought of a lot of these combo's, I'm not too creative in the drink department lol I usually just stick to wine or bourbon :) Thanks Hotoynoodle for the link!

                              1. dave_c Jan 24, 2013 12:46 PM

                                Going back to my college years, peppermint schnapps.

                                However, rum sounds good, especially a dark rum.

                                1. hotoynoodle Jan 24, 2013 12:37 PM


                                  just anything that works in a coffee drink will work in hot chocolate.

                                  1. Kholvaitar Jan 24, 2013 11:51 AM

                                    Stroh 80
                                    Rumple Minze

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                                      treb Jan 24, 2013 11:40 AM

                                      Kahula, Kahula Royal, Gran Marinier, Bailey's, Godiva Choc Liquor, Vandermint, etc.

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