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National Hot Chocolate Day
29th January 2021
By Kirstie Newton
As it’s National Hot Chocolate Day (Sunday 31st), it would be rude not to tantalise your taste buds with a booze-infused evening tipple, guaranteed to help you sleep.
From white chocolate coconut rum to refreshing crème de menthe, drinks retailer The Bottle Club have rallied together their five favourite boozy hot chocolate recipes to help cure your winter blues.
Spiked Nutella Hot Chocolate
Many of us have a special place in our hearts for gooey Nutella, spreading it on our toast in the morning or covering delicious strawberries with it. But have you ever thought of mixing it with vodka?
If you have a sweet tooth, this hot chocolate is a dessert in itself and certainly isn’t light on the calories, but we all deserve a treat every once in a while. The guilty secret to this oozy drink is Tiptree Salted Caramel Vodka, as the saltiness perfectly complements the rich chocolate, nutty flavour. How else are we supposed to get through winter?!
3 tablespoons Nutella
1 cup milk
60 ml salted caramel vodka
Whipped cream, optional
Chocolate sauce, optional
Simmer some milk till warm
Add in Nutella
Stir in the vodka
Top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce
Pour into a large mug and enjoy!
Order a 70cl bottle of Salted Caramel Vodka for £35.99 here.
Boozy Coconut Rum Chocolate
Whilst we are experiencing a bit of cabin fever this lockdown, why not create a taste of the Caribbean and incorporate some coconutty rum flavours into your boozy tipple.
Whilst rum flavours can vary from, banana, pineapple, spiced, coconut, and vanilla, there is something about the light coconut taste which just works well with rich chocolate and whipped cream. For your boozy tipple, Mahiki Coconut Rum Liqueur is a smooth, fresh coconut flavour with a sweet finish.
4 cups of coconut milk
32 g unsweetened cocoa powder
32 g granulated sugar
64 g semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
110 ml Mahiki Coconut Rum Liqueur
Warm the milk, cocoa powder and sugar over medium heat in a small saucepan.
Whisk constantly until simmering (but not boiling).
Add chocolate chips and whisk until the chocolate chips melt and fully incorporate. Whisk in vanilla extract and pour into mugs. Add Mahiki Coconut Rum Liqueur
Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut and chocolate syrup, if desired. Serve immediately.
Order a 70cl bottle of Mahiki Coconut Rum at £13.29 https://www.thebottleclub.com/