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Boozy Bourbon Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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This Boozy Bourbon Peppermint Hot Chocolate is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

It’s no secret that I looooove chocolate!! And hot chocolate is no exception! I love it just as much! During the holiday season, we always buy tons of hot chocolate and marshmallows to have when we watch Christmas movies! This kids really enjoy it and get really excited whenever I take out their special hot chocolate mugs!

I wanted to create a hot chocolate recipe that the hubs and I could enjoy after the kids go to sleep! That’s right, no kids allowed for this recipe! Lol!

This Boozy Bourbon Peppermint Hot Chocolate was the perfect combination! I am a new bourbon fan, and paired with this rich chocolaty flavor, makes me a bourbon fan for life!

To make this Boozy Bourbon Peppermint Hot Chocolate, I started off by simmering the milk in small saucepan. Usually, I like to use skim milk in any recipe that calls for milk, but for this recipe the higher fat content is recommended to give it a smooth, silky texture.

Once the milk started to simmer, I removed it from the heat and added the cocoa powder, milk chocolate morsels, vanilla, and sugar. I typically add about 1 and ½ tablespoons of sugar, but you can sweeten it to your taste! The last step is adding the bourbon! Yum!

When adding the peppermint flavor, I simply added a peppermint stick to the hot chocolate and allowed it to sit for a little while to absorb the flavor! To me, this gives the hot chocolate an authentic flavor instead of adding peppermint oil.

When serving this Boozy Bourbon Peppermint Hot Chocolate, I like to top it with tons of marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and crushed peppermint! It’s a little indulgent, but definitely worth every sip! It’s sooo sooo good!

What’s your favorite way to enjoy hot chocolate? Tell me in the comments!!

Boozy Bourbon Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Servings 2
Author Beautiful Eats & Things


  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp milk chocolate morsels
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar sweeten to your taste
  • 1.5 ounces bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 peppermint sticks and extra for garnish
  • mini marshmallows
  • Optional: whipped cream and chocolate syrup


  • In a small sauce pan on medium to low heat, add milk and let simmer.
  • Remove from heat and add cocoa powder, chocolate morsels, vanilla, and sugar to taste.
  • Pour into 2 cups and divide bourbon between both cups. Top with marshmallows, whipped cream, peppermint, and hot fudge.
  • Enjoy!


Nutritional Information (1 serving without toppings): Calories 313, Carbohydrates 31g, Fat 14g, Protein 10g, Saturated Fat 8g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 4g
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