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Hot Chocolate Holidays

Updated: Dec 11, 2022

Nothing says the holidays like some hot cocoa! I love sipping my hot cocoa fireside when it's nice and chilly. As the holidays are just around the corner, I want to share my hot cocoa recipe so that you can provide a spectacular cocktail for your loved ones. I like to make my hot cocoa with milk which is much easier for the stomach if you plan to spike it.

Drunken Hot Cocoa


Hot Cocoa Mix (I have the Starbucks one but you can use your preferred type)


1 oz Baileys

2 oz Irish Whiskey

Garnish: Candy Cane and Marshmallows

Recipe: Heat your milk either in the microwave or on the stove (if you are making more than one I highly suggest the stove for timing purposes). Then add your desired hot cocoa mix (I do two tablespoons) and mix it in. I think a lot of people make the mistake of not truly stirring and combining the mix with milk. You can really taste the difference. Then add the shots of baileys and Irish whisky and stir again. You can use the candy cane as a stir while you drink. Garnish with mini marshmallows. And there you have it, the perfect adult but not too adult cocktail. This sugary delight is perfect for a movie marathon or a cozy night by the fire. It is definitely one of my favorite twists on a childhood favorite drink.

P.S. The Gnome mugs are from Pottery Barn. Go get yours!

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