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It’s cooling off out there and this spiked hot chocolate with bourbon and Grand Marnier is just what you need for your holiday get-togethers.
Hey there, UDH readers! We’re Pam and Sara from Biscuits & Burlap, popping in to give you a little food inspiration to go with your DIY projects. This is our third time contributing to the Ugly Duckling House and want to thank y’all for welcoming us with open arms. Sarah introduced us a couple months ago with a round up of our readers’ favorite recipes and we followed it up with a couple recipes just for y’all including a Limoncello Cucumber Cocktail and an Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes.
With the cold months quickly closing in on us, what you need is a spiked hot chocolate to warm you up after trick-or-treating, during chilly tailgate parties, and at holiday gatherings.
The key to a great hot chocolate is starting with whole milk. If you must lighten it up, you could substitute 2% but don’t go any lighter than that and please don’t use water. This is your chance to indulge!
Using brown sugar adds to the richness of this recipe and the booze? Well, booze just makes everything better.
Start off with your milk in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Remove it from the heat and stir in the cocoa, brown sugar and salt until dissolved. Last, stir in the bourbon and Grand Marnier and ladle into mugs. Top with whipped cream and garnish with mini chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, or a sprinkle of cocoa and orange zest and you have a yummy spiked hot chocolate!Print
This spiked hot chocolate with bourbon and Grand Marnier is just what you need for your fall and winter holiday get-togethers
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 T cocoa powder
- 1 T brown sugar
- 1 dash salt
- 1 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
- whipped cream
- mini chocolate chips, chocolate syrup or orange zest, for garnish (optional)
- Bring milk to a boil in a medium saucepan.
- Remove from heat and stir in cocoa, brown sugar, and salt. Stir until dissolved.
- Add bourbon and Grand Marnier.
- Pour into mug and top with whipped cream and desired garnish.