8 Amazing Ways To Spike The Best Hot Chocolate Mix This Fall | Cooking Lessons

by Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hot Season out, Cold season in; so, it’s time to prepare your best hot chocolate mix! This summer has endlessly made me prepare frozen desserts. So, I’m pretty sure this fall will keep me busy in the kitchen preparing meals that would keep my family all warmed up. A better way to keep them all warm and cozy is to have the best chocolate mix ready in the cupboard. But grown-ups don’t settle for an ordinary hot chocolate drink. Like my man, he wants more than just an ordinary hot choco when the evening gets chilly. If you have a husband like mine who wants his choco beverage spiked up, then this article is for you.

8 Amazing Ways To Spike The Best Hot Chocolate Mix This Fall | Cooking Lessons

How to Make Hot Chocolate Boozier & Better

— This post is courtesy of DIY Ready shared with permission —

Want to learn how to make hot chocolate better? The simple answer: add equal parts booze and pizzazz.

One of my favorite winter activities is heading to the sofa with a hot cup of cocoa and curling up with a good book. It’s a great way to decompress from all the holiday seasons madness and take a few precious morsels of time just for me.

However, with my annual holiday party right around the corner, I wanted to be able to share my love for hot cocoa with guests. To give it a party kick, I decided to take my hot chocolate game to the next level with the addition of alcohol and sweet accouterments, like homemade Bailey’s whipped marshmallows.

Searching for boozy hot chocolate ideas, I came across a great curated list of recipes via BuzzFeed. Check it out or read on to see my absolute faves from the list.

 

Do It Yourself: Artisan Hot Cocoa Kit

Do It Yourself: Artisan Hot Cocoa Kit | 8 Amazing Ways To Spike The Best Hot Chocolate Mix This Fall | Cooking Lessons

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Use this gourmet kit to brew up artisan hot cocoa in a matter of seconds! Subtle notes of Mezcal, Chipotle, and hazelnut make for an incredibly decadent marriage of sweet and spicy flavors. Makes a great gift for friends, family, or that special someone. Or get it for yourself and treat yourself to the quintessential holiday treat. Learn more here.

 

Homemade Bailey’s Marshmallows

Homemade Bailey’s Marshmallows | 8 Amazing Ways To Spike The Best Hot Chocolate Mix This Fall | Cooking Lessons

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AKA yes, even marshmallows can be boozified.

(Full recipe here.)

 

Bacon Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Bacon Hazelnut Hot Chocolate | 8 Amazing Ways To Spike The Best Hot Chocolate Mix This Fall | Cooking Lessons

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AKA is this even legal??

(Hot chocolate, bacon, bourbon, and Frangelico. Recipe here.)

Hot Chocolate Martini

Hot Chocolate Martini | 8 Amazing Ways To Spike The Best Hot Chocolate Mix This Fall | Cooking Lessons

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AKA how to impress your neighbors…

(Hot chocolate, vanilla vodka, and Bailey’s Irish Cream. Recipe here.)

Want the rest? 

Head over to DIY Ready to get more Recipes for Best Hot Chocolate Mix!

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Fall is a season for warm and cozy dinners for our family. So now the summer is nearly over, I am preparing all my favorite recipes for autumn. Aside from the comfort foods for this chilly season, my family especially my kids loves my pumpkin pie and my best hot chocolate mix. Yep! Everyone loves a cup of hot choco. Who doesn’t? Who can go through autumn without this staple beverage? However, while the best hot chocolate mix for kids is no sweat to prepare, it is the hot cocoa beverage for the men in our home that requires a little magic. Thus, these 8 amazing ways to spike  up dad’s hot choco drink are truly a life-saver. Which among the hot chocolate drinks do you like best? Let us know by leaving a comment down below.

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