It’s tailgate season. That means when you wake up Saturday morning with a pounding headache, mouth dry as sand and still a little intoxicated, drastic measures must be taken to make it to the tailgate and (hopefully) the football game.

Sure, you can always try to cure your hangover with a big glass of water and a hearty breakfast, but sometimes the only way to make it through game day is by the hair of the dog a.k.a. just keep drinking.

This spiked peppermint hot chocolate is perfect for pregaming on chilly fall mornings. It’ll warm you up and give you that buzz you’re looking for to cheer throughout the game. Load the hot chocolate into a giant cooler to serve a big crowd, or simply make a modest batch for you and your friends to share.


Prep Time: 1 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Servings: 8

8 cups of milk
10 packets of hot chocolate powder
1 cup Captain Morgan rum
1 cup peppermint schnapps

1. Bring a pot of milk to a boil and when the first bubbles form, turn off the heat and stir in the hot chocolate powder.
2. Add rum and peppermint schnapps and stir until combined.
TIP: Be careful not to boil the milk for too long — you don’t want it to curdle.