Hot chocolate is fantastic the way it is but sometimes we like taking things to the next level. How about SPIKED HOT CHOCOLATE!? Add a little alcohol in your hot chocolate and you have the perfect cozy holiday drink. Five of the best recipes are below:

Naughty Hot Chocolate - Ingredients - 1 cup skim milk , 1 packet hot cocoa mix, 2 marshmallows, 3 oz. vodka, 2 oz. chocolate liqueur, 1 cup ice

Instructions - Heat broiler. In a small saucepan over low heat, heat milk. Stir in hot cocoa until no lumps remain, then pour mixture into a cocktail shaker. Place marshmallows on a baking sheet and broil until browned, 1 to 2 minutes (keep an eye on them!). Add vodka, chocolate liqueur, and ice to shaker and shake until combined. Pour into glasses and top each with a toasted marshmallow. Recipe from Delish.

Sailor Jerry & Hot Chocolate - Ingredients - 1.5 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, 1.5 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps, 3 oz. hot chocolate, Dash of orange bitters.

Instructions- Add equal parts liquor to hot chocolate, top with whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and garnish with a cinnamon stick or candy cane. Recipe from Town & Country. 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate- Ingredients - .25 oz. Peppermint Schnapps, .5 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, 1 cup hot chocolate, Whipped cream, Crushed peppermint candy.

Instructions - Add peppermint schnapps, chocolate liqueur, and hot chocolate to a sauce pan. Heat mixture then add to serving glass. Garnish with whip cream and crushed peppermint candy. Recipe from Delish.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate - Ingredients - .75 cup semisweet chocolate chips, .75 cup dry red wine, .5 cup milk, .5 cup half and half, 2 tbsp. sugar (optional), pinch of salt, .5 tsp vanilla extract, orange peel (optional).

Instructions- Combine the chocolate chips, wine, milk, half-and-half, and sugar (if using), in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is hot. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Pour into mugs and serve. Recipe from Wholefully. 

Oreo Mint White Hot Chocolate - Ingredients - 1 oz. mint vodka, 1 cup white hot chocolate, 3 Oreo mint cookies (maybe more), 3 marshmallows.

Instructions- Add mint vodka, white hot chocolate, and Oreo mint cookies to a blender. Blend mixture then reheat. Add heated hot chocolate to serving glass. Garnish with Oreo and marshmallows. Recipe from Delish. 

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