Hot chocolate is the best winter drink. Actually, let me correct that statement. It is the best non-caffeinated drink in the winter. I specifically didn't state non-alcoholic, because spiking your hot chocolate is perhaps the most college thing to do in the winter.

Hot chocolate transcends national borders and is part of most people's childhood memories. And, as you get older you have more and more reasons to spike your hot chocolate. For example, Election Day 2016 or family gatherings. I personally need at least 3 beers to get through a few hours of holiday festivities with my family.

Now, I personally don't see the appeal of frozen hot chocolate or the like. After all, it's supposed to be hot. It's even in the name.

Boozy Hot Chocolate

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 oz cream liqueur
  • 1/2 oz creme de cacao
  • 1 oz rum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cocao powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
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  • Step 1

    Measure out cocoa powder and sugar into a microwavable cup.

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  • Step 2

    Add milk and stir well. Shake if your cup has a lid.

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  • Step 3

    Microwave hot chocolate for two minutes.

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  • Step 4

    Stir in liqueurs and rum. Enjoy.

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If this isn't enough to warm you up, just add a giant homemade marshmallow on top of your hot chocolate and call it a day.