Spiked hot cocoa is just what you need right now. These alcoholic hot chocolate recipes are rich and creamy, perfect for sipping on a cold evening.
With just a mug, whisk and sauce pan, plus some cocoa powder, milk and a favorite liquor or two, you can make magic. And these drinks look so inviting, garnished with shaved chocolate, graham cracker rims, cinnamon sticks, chocolate syrup or candy canes.
Remember: whole milk is more flavorful and satisfying than low-fat or skim. Milk substitutes are absolutely fine and often very delicious. Almond milk in particular can be a great vegan option.
If you’ve never made homemade hot chocolate, it may seem intimidating, or like a lot of work. Many of these drinks have detailed instructions for making the cocoa, and following them will give you the most delicious cocoa.
But you can absolutely use a hot cocoa mix if you prefer. Sometimes you just need things to be easy, and a good quality hot chocolate mix like Ghirardelli will taste great.
Alcoholic Hot Chocolate Recipes
This delicious recipe blends hot chocolate and Kahlua together for a tasty treat. It's perfect for cool evenings or anytime you're in the mood for hot chocolate.
S’mores Hot Cocoa is just right to take the chill off a cold winter evening. It blends S'mores flavored vodka with hot chocolate for a toasty chocolate flavor with hints of honey and cinnamon.
Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate
This spiked peppermint hot chocolate is great for Christmas, but it's also wonderful all year long. It doesn't take long to make, and it has a lovely thick consistency.
Bourbon Hot Cocoa Recipe
This is an easy to make cocoa that includes bourbon and a hint of orange flavoring from liqueur. Not just your average spiked hot chocolate.
Hot Fudge Cocoa Bombs with Whiskey
Treat yourself with some Hot Fudge Cocoa Bombs with Whiskey! Chocolate lovers will love adding a small chunk of chocolate fudge! Make some fun hot
chocolate bombs yourself. They make great homemade DIY gifts too.
Chocoholics love these!
Dark Hot Chocolate With Amaretto
Amaretto gives this rich dark hot chocolate an extra special flavor. Milk, dark chocolate, vanille and sugar all melt together into liquid deliciousness, with amaretto, whipped cream, sliced almonds and chocolate sauce.
Ultimate Baileys Hot Chocolate Recipe
Sometimes hot chocolate just isn't enough on its own. Cold winter days are always better with Baileys.
Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate
This hot chocolate gets its special flavor from peppermint schnapps. Makes a great nightcap, but it's also delicious enough to serve at a party.
Baileys Hot Chocolate (4 Ingredients, ultra rich, creamy!)
With this Baileys spiked hot chocolate, the trick is that the cocoa itself is so creamy. It's easy to make it paleo or vegan with some kind of dairy-free milk and your own homemade Irish cream.
Boozy Hot Chocolate with Caramel Vodka
Caramel vodka is just what hot cocoa needed. And you could even make your own homemade caramel vodka (just leave out the salt unless you want it). This one can be made on the stovetop.
White Chocolate Liqueur Spiked Hot chocolate Recipe
A white chocolate liqueur spikes this delicious cocoa recipe. It feels a little lighter than some of the medium and dark chocolate recipes, which is sometimes just what you want.
Campfire Hot Chocolate with Peanut Butter Whiskey
You can make this one over a campfire with toasted marshmallows on top. You make it with warm milk, hot chocolate mix and peanut butter whiskey. If you haven't already tried Skrewball Peanut Butter whiskey, immediately would be the right time to get some.
Peppermint Patty Drink - Soul Warming Hot Cocoa Cocktail - Hot or Cold!
This Peppermint Patty Drink tastes just like the candy it's named for. Simple to make with peppermint schnapps and chocolate liqueur.
Drunk Rudolph Milkshake
This one isn't just spiked. It's a hot chocolate milkshake decorated to look like Rudolph the Reindeer’s face. It's thick and creamy, and very easy to make. You just need vanilla ice cream, several liqueurs, and a good hot chocolate mix.
Spiked Vegan Hot Cocoa w/ Cinnamon ~ Veggie Inspired
This one uses a vanilla rum and coconut milk to give you a delicious kick without the dairy. This is a wonderful vegan treat that you don't need to be a vegan to enjoy. And if you don't want the alcohol, you can just leave it out.
Kahlua Hot Cocoa Recipe
This decadent, rich, delicious hot cocoa adds Kahlua to give it an extra special deep mocha flavor.
Scott Chocolate: Hot Chocolate Cocktail
This is one of the easiest to make spiked cocoas in this list. It starts with milk and chocolate syrup, and then you add Bailey’s, Kahlua and a few of their BFFs for the boozy part.
Spiked Hot Chocolate
This one gets its kick from Kahlua and some extra flavor from cinnamon sprinkles.
The Santa Clause Hot Chocolate Cocktail
This is a double chocolate hot cocoa with chocolate liqueur and vodka. It's extra sweet, silky, chocolate and delicious.
BEST Boozy Hot Chocolate Recipe
This one uses agave to lessen the refined sugar and Baileys salted caramel for flavor and kick.
Walnut Liqueur Spiked Hot Chocolate
This one features a walnut liqueur for a very unique flavor. Think of walnut brownies in a glass and you've got the idea.
Spiked Hot Chocolate - Your Choice
This is a great cocoa recipe with a bunch of suggestions for what to spike it with. Use any single or combination of the liqueurs suggested.
Dirty Snowman Recipe (Boozy Hot Chocolate Cocktail)
The Dirty Snowman cocktail is made with rich hot chocolate, Baileys and vanilla ice cream. Whipped cream and sprinkles make this into a totally indulgent dessert substitute.