Boozy Hot Chocolate | It's a Sparkly Life

Nothing says winter more than a delicious cup of hot chocolate, with marshmallows of course! If you follow me on Instagram you know that I’m a true believer in that statement. Maybe it’s the home renos talking a toll on me, but a cup of hot cocoa (or chocolate!!) has been on the top of my list pretty much every night.

But sometimes the marshmallows don’t do the trick and you need a bit more of a ‘special’ touch!

I’ve rounded up my top five boozy fireside drinks for you, for those cold nights you might need a little pick me up!

1. Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Ok guys, brace yourself, this one has Nutella in it! The trade off is that it is probably the most complicated one on my list. Fear not, it’s really not that bad, however it is does require some additional ingredients you may not have handy. If it seems too much, just substitute the homemade whipped cream for store bought!

2. Hot Chocolate with Rum

I’m a Nigella Lawson fan all the way. This boozy hot chocolate is fairly straightforward and has all those things you want on a cold winters night: honey, cinnamon, vanilla and of course rum!

3. Hot Chocolate + Wine

My two favourite beverages might just be hot chocolate and wine. Is that bad to admit?! This recipe combines the two together for an oh so rich treat, with only three ingredients (hooray!).

4. Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Damn Delicious is one of my favourite online resources for easy recipes. If you haven’t checked her out before, get on that! When I spotted this hot chocolate recipe, I knew it was the one for me! This one is definitely decadent, almost dessert like! Perfect for a late night snack or a girls night in.

5. Mexican Hot Chocolate

Alright, let’s save the easiest one for last! I love this recipe because it’s super easy and there’s tequila! One of my favourite combos for boozy hot chocolate. When adding tequila, I suggest starting with half a shot and then increasing your way up to one shot. Tequila pairs well with hot chocolate, but it’s not for everyone so add it in slowly!

Do you have a hot chocolate recipe that I need to know about?! Do tell 🙂




  1. Lily
    January 6, 2016 at 9:06 am (2 years ago)

    Nigella’s is amazing!

    • G.
      January 6, 2016 at 11:45 am (2 years ago)

      Yes it is!!

  2. Siobhan
    January 6, 2016 at 8:56 am (2 years ago)

    Hot chocolate with salted caramel vodka. Deeelish!

    • G.
      January 6, 2016 at 11:47 am (2 years ago)

      That sounds absolutely amazing! Is it a caramel vodka that you use?


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