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Boozy cocoa recipes

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In honor of National Cocoa Day (December 13th), here are a couple of adult recipes to try at home:

From 3YummyTummies:

* Bailey’s Peppermint Hot Cocoa


2 cups 2% or Whole milk

2 shots of Bailey’s 3 oz

1 shot Peppermint Schnapps 1.5 ounces

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons sugar

Pinch of salt

Chocolate Sauce

Whipped Cream

Andes Mint Chips


  1. Add milk to a small sauce pan on Medium Heat; stir and heat until milk comes close to a boil.

  2. Stir in cocoa powder, sugar and salt; stir until lumps dissolve.

  3. Stir in Baileys and Peppermint Schnapps; remove from heat.

  4. Serve in coffee mugs topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and Andes Mint Chips (optional).

From TownAndCountryMag:

* Red Wine Hot Chocolate


3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (recommended: Ghirardelli)

3/4 cup dry red wine

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup half and half

2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

Pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Orange peel, to zest (optional)


  1. Combine the chocolate chips, wine, milk, half-and-half, and sugar (if using), in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

  2. Heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is hot.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt.

  4. Pour into mugs and serve.

If you're looking for a place to buy some hot chocolate bombs, Clementine's Creamery is the place to go!

Madisen Schlueter is a junior at Lindenwood University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Graphic Design. On campus, she is involved in Greek life as a member of the Delta Zeta sorority, where she serves as design chair and creates shirts for chapter events. She’s a native of St. Louis, grew up playing softball and loves traveling. When she’s not studying or working, you can find Madisen at Starbucks catching up with friends.

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