Spiked Hot Chocolate

Despite an 80-degree Thanksgiving, it looks like cold weather might be staying for a while here on the Central Coast. It’s been mostly sunny but very brisk and very breezy. And cold here is nothing compared to what I endured for the 3 1/2 years I spent at school in New Jersey, so I try not to complain.

Chilly days and evenings remind me of bundling up for sports games at Drew, my alma mater (so funny to say that, by the way). To gear up for late-season soccer and early-season lacrosse games on The Turf, I would wear leggings and knee socks under my jeans, along with any variation of long sleeve T’s, zip-ups, North Face fleeces, and hats and gloves and scarves. I would bring extra blankets, and a version of this hot chocolate was nearly always in hand.

Without further ado, I bring you one of my favorite “recipes” from college. And by recipe I mean dump it in a travel mug and get ready to cheer on your team. Spiked hot chocolate is basically guaranteed to warm you from the inside out and make sure you have fun at any chilly sports game. Truth.

Laura’s Famous (or is it Infamous?) Spiked Hot Chocolate

This one’s really simple, folks. Feel free to sub in vodka (regular, vanilla, raspberry, or other), kahlua, jack, or whatever tickles your fancy….and feel free to completely disregard the measurements below and get a little crazy šŸ˜‰

Option #1 – college version

1 packet hot chocolate
1 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
milk or water (use milk for extra protein!)

Empty hot chocolate mix into mug. Add liquers and stir until combined.

Meanwhile, heat water or milk in small pot or microwave. When hot, pour into mug. Stir, top with whipped cream if desired, and drink up!

Option #2 – slightly classier version

a few ounces of your favorite chocolate – dark, white, milk, whatever!
1 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

Heat milk in small pot. When warm, add chocolate and liquers. When chocolate has melted, pour into mug. Top with whipped cream if desired and drink up!


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