hot chocolate with marshmallows and peppermint

Boozy Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x

This Boozy Hot Chocolate Recipe will warm you up from the inside out! There’s nothing like a rich, creamy, warm drink to get you through the cold weather!



  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • Marshmallows for topping
  • Crushed peppermint candies for rimming the mug


  1. Dip the rim of a heat-proof mug into a shallow dish of corn syrup and then into another shallow dish with the crushed peppermints, turning to coat the rim.
  2. Heat the milk and cream combination in a small saucepan over low heat until small bubbles form on the rim of the pan.
  3. Add in the cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla extract, salt and bourbon.
  4. Stir and heat for another 2-3 minutes until warm.
  5. Pour into the rimmed mug and top with marshmallows.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American