Christmas might be for the kids — or at least that’s what we tell them — but Christmas cocktails are for the adults. Instead of your traditional holiday cocktail or classic hot chocolate, why not spice up your drink list?
Here are 10 amazingly delicious alcoholic versions of hot chocolate, because this is what being an adult is really all about — boozy holiday fun! (Am I right?) In fact, these spiked hot cocoa recipes should be used throughout the year, because they are SO tasty. Enjoy fellow Christmas elves, enjoy!
1. Kahlua Hot Cocoa
Did someone say Kahlua? We are definitely intrigued! See what Sugar & Soul has to offer with this easy to follow hot cocoa recipe, complete with Kahlua whipped cream.
2. RumChata White Hot Chocolate
If you don’t like milk chocolate, this is the perfect solution. For this tasty spin on a holiday classic all you need is five ingredients and a crockpot. You pour everything in, let it sit in the crockpot, and then it’s ready to go. Check out the recipe on The Farm Wife.
3. Baileys Peppermint Delight
We all know that Baileys is the best dessert alcohol, so it makes sense that when added to hot chocolate it would be a winner. What we love most about this 3 Yummy Tummies recipe is that it isn’t not your ordinary hot chocolate drink, it’s peppermint hot cocoa!
4. Whiskey Butterscotch Cocoa
Yes, you read that correctly. This boozy delight combines whiskey, butterscotch and hot chocolate into one amazing treat that you’ll want to drink all December long. Spicy Southern Kitchen’s recipe even includes a homemade caramel sauce to drizzle on top — so tasty.
5. Red Wine Chocolate Treat
This incredibly simple drink mixes two of the best substances on earth…seriously, what else could you ask for??? Click here for recipe
6. Cinnamon Sugar Cocoa
All hail Smirnoff’s flavored vodkas! Seriously, Smirnoff is a girl’s best friend when it comes to Christmas cocktails. For this simple cocoa, all you need is your favorite hot chocolate, whipped cream, powder sugar and Smirnoff. Use A Night Owl’s recipe to create cinnamon sugar whipped cream and spike your cocoa, too.
7. Boozy Raspberry Hot Chocolate
Berry lovers rejoice! This spin on your normal hot chocolate adds raspberries (fresh), Chambord (to taste) and the classic chocolate drink you know and love. See the recipe at Host the Toast.
8. Black Cherry Bourbon Blast
Have you ever had black cheery bourbon? If you haven’t, now’s your chance thanks to Sugar & Soul’s tasty recipe. Don’t forget to top yours off with chocolate shavings for an added treat.
9. Spiked Red Velvet
In case you needed another way to eat your favorite cupcake, we’ve got it in drink from Supcall’s spiked red velvet hot chocolate, includes homemade hot cocoa, topped with a red velvet frosting (aka whipped cream) and of course some red wine for added flavor.
10. Fireball White Hot Chocolate
Like we wouldn’t have a Fireball cocktail for you guys? Come on, of course we have one. This is a fun take on a wild hot chocolate drink from Key Ingredient that you’ll love on those cold winter nights.
So the real question here is… which drink should you make first???