Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate is a delicious adult beverage that will warm you up from the inside. Homemade creamy hot chocolate is greeted by a splash of peppermint liquor.
The perfect way to enjoy this drink is in front of a fire with my Hot Chocolate Cookies.
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Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate Ingredients
To make spiked hot chocolate, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts and directions):
- Heavy cream
- Milk chocolate
- Peppermint vodka: You can also substitute peppermint schnapps.
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate Syrup, optional
- Crushed candy cane, optional: I like to take a candy cane, place it in a zip-top bag, and then smash it with a rolling bin or meat mallet.
How to Make an Alcoholic Hot Cocoa
- In a small pot, combine the milk and heavy cream over medium-high heat. Bring it up to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low.
- Add in the chocolate and stir until all the chocolate has melted.
- Add in the peppermint vodka, then pour it into two cups.
- Top with whipped cream, chocolate, and candy canes, or garnish with a marshmallow stir stick.
Yes, you can change it up with different types and make this more of a cocktail. I like Baileys Irish Cream, RumChata, or even coffee liqueur.
I found Smirnoff peppermint vodka at my local liquor store. It is pretty common during the holidays.
I love to use a chocolate that I would like to eat plain. For this recipe, I used the Trader Joe’s milk chocolate bar.
While some people prefer the taste of homemade of hot chocolate, you can totally use a hot chocolate packet with water or milk.