Spiked Cocoa

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I seriously don’t remember when I started making this hot toddy. I remember it was at someone’s suggestion. Perhaps it was someone who worked at a liquor store, because I remember at that point that I’d never heard of butterscotch liqueur before.

All I know is that I’ve been making this hot spiked cocoa for many years now. It’s yummy. Especially during the cold winter months when I just want a chocolatey pick-me-up with a buzz.

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I’m pretty sure other people are familiar with the combination of chocolate and butterscotch, but just in case, I thought I’d post about it. The recipe is simply a good cocoa mix – I use Ghiradelli’s – and a butterscotch liqueur – I use DeKuyper Buttershots. That’s it. The combination is marvelous and it’s too good not to pass on! So here’s to spiked cocoa!

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Spiked Cocoa

4 tablespoons Ghiradelli’s cocoa mix, or one packet of any cocoa mix
6 ounces milk, milk substitute, it doesn’t matter (just not water)
2 ounces (or more) DeKuyper Buttershots liqueur

Whisk everything together in a cup and heat in the microwave. Marshmallows are optional!

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23 thoughts on “Spiked Cocoa

  1. Yum Mimi, this looks amazing! I am a huge fan of hot chocolate myself, perfect when you come home freezing and with cold, wet feet..I had never thought of mixing it with butterscotch (though I tired with Bailey’s once in a coffee shop and really liked it). This is so simple it would be shameful not to try it!

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  2. Spiked hot chocolate is pretty much the only way to get through the winter. This looks great! I’m also a big fan of hot chocolate with Baileys and hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps.

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  3. Winter has definitely arrived, for I’ve seen a few “spiked” hot chocolate recipes floating around. Good blogger that I am, I shall not rest until I’ve tried them all! (hic)
    Thanks for doing your part to ensure that mine is a good Winter.

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