Whisky Hot Chocolate

Yes whisky hot chocolate. At first I was like ugh I don’t know if this is going to be any good. My husband was like ughhh I’ll just have the whisky lol. It actually turned out to be delicious. Any Bailey’s Irish Cream lovers? This drink is for you. One of my fondest moments of the holidays is sitting around the fire with my family and enjoying a glass or two of Baileys. I like how this drink is different because you really get that hot chocolate flavor in every sip and the after kick of the whisky just warms you right up. Be sure to use Irish whisky or Scotch whisky like Glengrant or Glenlivet for this to turn out tasty. Enjoy this by the fire with some warm cookies or cake. My mom makes a Christmas fruit cake every year and I just loooove it. She marinates all the fruits in rum and sherry for six months before she makes it. The fruits are so soaked and all the flavor just drifts into the cake. So so good! I won’t be going home to Canada this year, so my mom sent some cake in the mail. Bless her! It was so delish with this whisky hot chocolate. Enjoy!


Whisky Hot Chocolate


1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup chocolate chips

1/4 tsp chili powder

2 Cups Milk or Half and Half

2-3 fl oz Irish or Scotch Whisky

Caramel and marshmallows for the topping


  1. Add the sugar, cocoa, chocolate chips, chili powder and milk to a saucepan.
  2. Heat on medium high heat, stirring constantly with a whisk to melt the chips and dissolve the cocoa.
  3. Bring the hot chocolate to a steam and not a boil. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in the whisky.
  5. Pour into two mugs and top with marshmallows and ample amounts of caramel.


*If you aren’t a whisky person I suggest going with 2 fl oz if you don’t want it that strong. I didn’t want this too sweet either but you can sweeten it up more with 1/2 a cup of sugar instead of the 1/4 cup. Also use whole milk or any milk of your choice depending on how rich you want it to be.

I found this delicious original recipe here and tweaked it to my liking and taste.

Happy Holidays!

~Juliet xoxo

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