An alcoholic hot cocoa recipe with a very adult twist, Not Your Grandmother’s Hot Chocolate includes a splash of vodka and chocolate liquor (Godiva recommended) with a dash of warming cinnamon and spicy cayenne pepper.
1 ounce chocolate liquor (Godiva is delicious)
1 tablespoon hot cocoa mix
4 ounces boiling water or milk
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in an Irish coffee mug and stir until fully dissolved. Garnish with whipped cream.
- from Jasmine Beck of The Cocktail Club in Charleston, South Carolina