I love Pinterest just as much as anyone else! You guys know I love to cook, so I’m always looking for new recipes or new twist and spins I can put on my current recipes ! I want to share with you one of my favorite adult holiday drinks! I found this recipe years ago and I’ve been making this Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate ever since! It’s definitely one of my husband’s and i favorite Holiday cocktails! This bourbon peppermint hot chocolate recipe is to die for! The combination of dark chocolate, peppermint schnapps, sea salt and bourbon leaves a minty yet sweet and creamy aftertaste and will warm up your winter days from the inside out!! It’s the perfect post-dinner cocktail. Give this recipe a try for any upcoming Christmas parties or sitting around the fire with family! Serve to guests 21+ and over!
BOURBON PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- a dash of sea salt
- ⅓ cup boiling water
- 3½ cups 2% reduced fat milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cups peppermint schnapps
- 2 tbsps half and half (optional for extra creaminess)
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- whipped cream (for topping)
- dark chocolate shavings (for topping)
Step 1. Add cocoa powder, sugar, and salt to a medium saucepan and stir together.
Step 2. Stir in the boiling water. Once the cocoa powder and sugar fully dissolves, put over stovetop burner on medium heat.
Step 3. Add milk and let it heat up a bit while stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Don’t scorch it though. You should only be warming up the milk.
Step 4. Once warm enough or at your desired heated temperature, remove from heat and add in bourbon, peppermint schnapps, half and half (optional), and vanilla extract.
Step 5. Pour into 4 individual copper mugs (you can buy these mugs on amazon) and top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle a bit of dark chocolate shavings.