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Try these spiked adult hot chocolate recipes when need a cozy drink! Each one is warming and deliciously creamy.

Adult hot chocolate recipes

Looking for a warming, cozy drink with a little kick? Pick from one of these adult hot chocolate recipes! If you’re a fan of this warm beverage, there’s really nothing better than adding a splash of your favorite liquor. Aged rum adds oak and vanilla notes on the finish of each sip, or try peppermint schnapps for a minty freshness! Whatever you choose, we promise: it will warm you from the inside out.

And now…our top adult hot chocolate recipes!

More hot alcoholic drinks

Looking for more inspiration? There are plenty more warming drinks for winter: many of them not nearly as sweet and decadent as these. Here are a few more hot alcoholic drinks to try:

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Peppermint Patty Drink

Top 5 Adult Hot Chocolate Recipes

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Try these spiked adult hot chocolate recipes when need a cozy drink! Each one is warming and deliciously creamy.


  • 1 cup homemade hot chocolate (or vegan hot chocolate)
  • For the alcohol:
    • Spiked Hot Chocolate: 1 ounce aged rum or bourbon
    • Peppermint Patty: 1 ½ ounces Creme de Cacao and 1 ½ ounces peppermint schnapps
    • Kahlua Hot Chocolate: ¾ ounce Kahlua
    • Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate: 1 ounce peppermint schnapps
    • Baileys Hot Chocolate: 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
  • Whipped cream, for topping (optional)


  1. Make the Homemade Hot Chocolate (or use pre-made mix).
  2. Stir in the alcohol of choice. 
  3. Top with whipped cream if desired.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Adult hot chocolate recipes

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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