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Hot chocolate is a fall and winter favorite—this sweet staple is the perfect partner to sit with by the fireplace. Cuddle yourself in a warm, fuzzy blanket and grab a hot cup of comfort. Topped with marshmallows, spiked with a bit of booze, and infused with rich chocolate, this drink is the best evening companion… and we have 10 variations for you to try all season long.

Bourbon Spiked Hot Chocolate

Enjoy this thick and creamy bourbon spiked hot chocolate tonight. The decadent dessert features some seriously sweet ingredients, and a bit of bourbon takes the treat to a whole new level.


Stout Hot Chocolate with Ice Cream

Have you ever wanted to mix two of your favorite drinks together? Well, if you like beer and hot chocolate, this recipe is for you, and it features a bit of a boozy twist with the ice cream and beer. We’re not sure we can wait until Friday for this one. 


Fireside Delight

The name says it all—this is the perfect drink to enjoy on an evening spent by the fire, especially since it features two types of tequila. Invite the neighbors over for a sip or two.


Spiced Red Wine Hot Chocolate

There’s no need to trade your red wine for hot chocolate, because thanks to this drink, you can have both. These two beverages combine beautifully to create a spiced red wine hot chocolate (also known as the ultimate evening cocktail). Add a bit of brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon to this recipe by Afternoon Espresso—we promise you won’t regret the calories.

Spiked Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate

Upgrade your pumpkin spice latte—this sweet treat is like a Thanksgiving dessert table combined into just one drink. The rich and creamy hot chocolate recipe is sure to be your family’s new favorite, containing ingredients like pumpkin puree. And let’s not forget one of its other great ingredients: vodka. 


Spiked Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate

Yes, you read that right: This drink by The Well Floured Kitchen is not only spiked with tequila, but it’s also frozen, so it’s best enjoyed on an abnormally warm fall day. We suggest you break these babies out at your next holiday party—you’re sure to instantly win your guests over.

Tequila Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

This warm winter treat by Ex Sloth is piping hot—and if you have 10 minutes, you have time to concoct this rich drink. You might expect the dark chocolate flavor, but you’ll be (pleasantly) surprised by the jalapeno lime salt and walnuts.

Spiked Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate

Spiked with Irish cream and garnished with crushed peppermint candy canes, this delicious dessert is about to become your new holiday favorite.  


Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate with Tequila

This quick treat can be enjoyed in a matter of minutes. With five minutes of prep and 15 minutes of cooking, you can have this salted caramel hot chocolate ready in no time, and the touch of salt will add to its boozy charm.


Spiked Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella lovers, unite: This dark and dreamy drink is not only full of the hazelnut spread, it also features a good amount of coffee liqueur. Did someone say “delicious?”

See more cold weather recipes:

These Easy Crockpot Soups Require Minimal Time and Cleanup Your Guide to Fall Figs, and What to Make With Them A Handy Guide to Winter Squash