Adult Hot Chocolate Recipe

Adult Hot Chocolate spiked with peppermint schnapps
There's really nothing to this Adult Hot Chocolate recipe. Simply add a shot of peppermint schnapps and enjoy. Yvette Cardozo/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • 6 mins
  • Prep: 6 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail (1 serving)
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This is the simplest and most common way to spike hot chocolate; all you need to do is add a little peppermint schnapps to the cocoa. Not only does this create a hint of alcoholic warmth, but the peppermint taste of the schnapps brings some depth to the flavor, making it just a touch sweeter.

One garnish I find almost essential for this drink around the holidays is mini candy canes. Just hang one on the side of the glass and allow it to melt in the warmth for an even mintier touch.

According to "The Bartender's Black Book," you may also hear this drink referred to as a Peppermint Kiss, Cocoanapps or Snuggler.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the schnapps into a mug or Irish coffee glass.
  2. Fill with hot chocolate.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Optionally, top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles or shaved chocolate.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 801
Total Fat 52 g
Saturated Fat 31 g
Unsaturated Fat 16 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Sodium 28 mg
Carbohydrates 72 g
Dietary Fiber 14 g
Protein 12 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)