Boozy Hot Chocolates Done Three Ways: Salty Maple, Twisted Mint and Dirty Orange

Our Hot Chocolates are the perfect way to get warm and indulge in rich flavours during this snowy season. Want to level it up with some boozy fun? The three different variations; Salty Maple, Twisted Mint, and Dirty Orange are perfectly curated to be extra flavorful and delicious! In less than 10 minutes, these hot chocolates are ready to sip!

Winter is here, and we’re getting into the routine of bundling up to face the cold and snowy weather. Whether it’s warming up from the cold inside or sitting around a fire with your friends, a hot chocolate is the perfect fix to get cozy and warm. To keep you toasty this winter season, we bring you our Boozy Hot Chocolate done THREE ways; Salty Maple, Twisted Mint, and Dirty Orange. These recipes easily come together in less than 10 minutes, are equally as tasty as the next, and have a fun adult kick. 

The hot chocolate base (san alcohol) is made with cocoa powder and chocolate, satisfying all those chocolate cravings. Adding chocolate in addition to the cocoa powder adds a rich and deep chocolatey flavour to the drink. The delicious base is perfectly sweetened and well balanced with its other flavours of vanilla and spices. This hot chocolate is smooth, decadent, and satisfying as is, but if you’re looking for a way to booze it up, we got you. 

Salty Maple is the perfect sweet and salty contrast! Spiked with both bourbon and Maple Syrup Barrel Age Rum for double the trouble, this version is a dream for any sweet and salty lover.  The Twisted Mint is the ultimate winter treat, serving candy cane vibes all around. You will find yourself craving the subtle peppermint flare that is so reminiscent of the holidays all year around. Last, but certainly not least, we bring you Dirty Orange to ad a hint of zest and bring your hot choco to life! It transforms classic hot chocolate into a levelled up bevvy with both coffee and orange flavours, both known for being ideal chocolate pairings.

Shout to our friend Natalee (instagram: @cabinfeverclayworks) for providing the beautiful hand crafted ceramics mugs for our festive photoshoot. Definitely take a few mins to look at her pottery and become obsessed with it, just like us! (website: www.cabinfeverclayworks.com)

Try this recipe, and don’t forget to share your creations @smallkitchenbigplates

Boozy Hot Chocolates Done Three Ways: Salty Maple, Twisted Mint and Dirty Orange

  • Servings: 1 serving (500ml)
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Our Hot Chocolates are the perfect way to get warm and indulge in rich flavours during this snowy season. Want to level it up with some boozy fun? The three different variations; Salty Maple, Twisted Mint, and Dirty Orange are perfectly curated to be extra flavorful and delicious! In less than 10 minutes, these hot chocolates are ready to sip!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegan chocolate chips
  • ½ tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • dash of sea salt
  • dash of maple syrup, optional if you like your hot chocolate sweeter
    Salty Maple
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 0.5 oz Collective Arts Maple Syrup Barrel Age Rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Collective Arts Bourbon Barrel-aged Maple Syrup or Maple Syrup
  • dash of sea salt
  • vegan marshmallows, for garnish
    Twisted Mint
  • 1 oz mint schnapps
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • candy cane pieces, for rim and garnish
  • melted chocolate, for rim
  • coconut whipped cream, for garnish
    Dirty Orange
  • 1 oz Kahlúa
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier liqueur
  • coconut whipped cream, for garnish
  • orange peel, for garnish
  • cinnamon, for garnish

Instructions

1. To create the hot chocolate base (san alcohol), in a small pot over medium heat combine oat milk, vegan chocolate chips, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk continuously for a few minutes until the chocolate chips are melted and the cocoa powder is completely dissolved. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat.
2. Pour hot chocolate in a mug and enjoy as is, or see below on how to spice up your drink!

Boozy Variations
Salty Bourbon, to the base, add the bourbon, Maple Syrup Barrel Age Rum, Bourbon Barrel-aged Maple Syrup, and salt. Mix and garnish with vegan marshmallows.
Peppermint Twist, to the base, add the mint schnapps and vanilla vodka. Mix and garnish coconut whipped cream and candy cane pieces.
Dirty Orange, to the base, add the Kulua and Grand Marnier liqueur. Mix and garnish with coconut whipped cream and orange peels.

Notes

  1. For the Salted Bourbon, if you can get your hands on Collective Art Maple Syrup Barrel Age Rum replace with 0.25 oz maple syrup liqueur and 0.5 oz brown rum.
  2. Our favorite vegan marshmallows are Dandies
  3. Don’t underestimate the dirty orange, it’s a crowd favourite!
  4. The beautiful mugs can be found on http://www.cabinfeverclayworks.com

Happy holidays everyone & stay safe! Love Zo & Mir

PS. this recipe is Rumi approved 😉

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