Bring the bourbon, the vodka, the bailey’s, and plenty of friends.

You’re snowed in. It’s too bitter cold to make the trek through the snow to that party – no problem. Grab some liquor. Here are 6 boozy hot chocolate recipes to warm up your night.

1. Hot Chocolate with Bailey’s Marshmallow

Source: howsweeteats.com

What you’ll need:

3 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups cream or half and half
1/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
4–6 ounces of marshmallow (or vanilla, cake, whipped cream) vodka

This recipe will serve 6 cups. For the full recipe, go here!

2. Peppermint Vodka Hot Chocolate

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What you’ll need:

5 Candy Canes
1+1/2 Cups Vodka
Hot chocolate mix of your choice
2 ounce ‘shot’ of peppermint infused vodka
Whipped Cream
Crushed peppermint sticks (optional)
Shaved chocolate (optional)

If you want to make this peppermint delight head over here!

3. Salted Caramel Vodka Hot Chocolate

Source: londonbakes.com

What you’ll need:

400ml milk
80g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
Generous pinch sea salt
25ml caramel vodka (or any flavoured spirit of your choice)
1 tbsp double/heavy cream

It might not be Christmas anymore, but who cares? Check it out here.

4. Red Wine Hot Chocolate

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What you’ll need:

1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup red wine
1/3 cup dark chocolate
Optional: coconut whipped cream

For this romantic chocolaty cocktail, go here.

5. Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Source: damndelicious.net

What you’ll need:

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1 ounce Kahlúa coffee liqueur
Mini marshmallows, for serving
Salted caramel, for serving
Chocolate syrup, for serving

For this chocolatey coffee cocktail head over here!


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