Boozy Hot Chocolate
Rich, dark hot cocoa made with good dark chocolate, honey, vanilla, and a cinnamon stick for good measure, and livened up with a nice dose of dark amber rum. Preferably sipped next to a roaring fire.
Author: Kitchen Treaty
Recipe type: Beverage
Yield: 2 large mugs
3 cups milk
3 and ½ ounces good-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces (I use Lindt 85% dark chocolate)
3 tablespoons honey
1 3-inch cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 ounces dark rum (4 – 6 tablespoons), to taste
In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the milk, chocolate, honey, and cinnamon stick.
Stir occasionally with a whisk or wooden spoon until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is steaming hot.
Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon stick and stir in the vanilla and rum.
Adapted from Food Network
Salted caramel vodka hot chocolate
Yield: Makes 1 giant cup or 2 normal sized cups
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
Heat the milk in a small saucepan on the stove until it’s just about to boil.
Take it off the heat and add the chocolate and the salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until all the chocolate has melted and the mixture has thickened. The smaller your chocolate, the easier this will be. Add more salt to taste.
When all the chocolate has melted, stir in the vodka and the double cream.
Pour into mugs, top with some whipped cream if you want and enjoy.