Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Celebrate National Hot Cocoa Day with spirit and cheers

The official celebration of National Hot Cocoa Day is next monday - get ready to celebrate with these all grownup recipes.  They have just enough alcohol to keep you warm and cheerful on a cold night at home or have your friends wanting more at your next swanky Christmas party.

Need I say drink responsibly?

Click these links to read yesterday's post for 3 child-friendly hot cocoa versions and to enter my latest cookbook giveaway.

Grownups Only Hot Cocoa Recipes 
(Click here for child-friendly recipes)

Chambord White Chocolate Cocoa

Chambord White Chocolate Cocoa

1 - 1 1/2 oz. white chocolate sauce
6 oz. steamed milk
3/4 oz. Chambord®
3/4 oz. crème de cacao
Garnish: Sweetened whipped cream
and fresh raspberry

Fill glass coffee cup with boiling water to pre-heat - then pour out water. Mix white chocolate sauce and steamed milk in coffee cup. Add Chambord and crème de cacao. Garnish with whipped cream and top with raspberry.

Caribbean Hot Cocoa

1.5 oz Zaya Rum
0.5 oz brown crème de cacao
Garnish: 1 oz whipped cream
and cocoa powder

Pour all ingredients (except the whipped cream) into an Irish Coffee glass. Stir well. Float the whipped cream on top of the drink. Dust with cocoa powder.

Mexican Hot Cocoa
Mexican Hot Cocoa

1 ounce Mexican chocolate or bittersweet chocolate
1 cups milk
2/3 tablespoons sugar
Corralejo Reposado Tequila (to taste)
Pinch salt
Whipped Cream
Cinnamon Sticks For Serving/Stirring

Break up the chocolate into smaller pieces using a sharp knife.  In a small saucepan, combine the chopped chocolate, milk, sugar, and salt over medium-low flame. Heat and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and milk is very hot, but not boiling, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour into mugs. Add tequila to taste and stir. Add a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick.


  1. Woof! Woof! Great just exactly what my mom wants ... its been cold and snowing soon again. Golden Thanks. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. You're welcome, Sugar. Glad I posted it at just the right time for your mom.


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