Tis the season to cuddle in front of a roaring fire. And to pair with those flames, we have some cocktail ideas that should ignite the flames of passion. We have two favorite winter alcoholic drinks to feature. Here, you’ll find a winter cocktail recipe that combines ht cocoa with Amaretto. But be sure not to miss our other favorite hot cocoa cocktail, The Snuggler.
What makes a great winter cocktail recipe?
The best winter cocktails should be filled with warming ingredients. These can be spices or hot drinks, like the Almond Joy, the hot chocolate drink featured below. And, of course, warm winter drinks should be filled with plenty of joy-inspiring hard liquor!
This heart-warming cocktail recipe comes from the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, a luxury enclave for wealthy snow bunnies in Colorado. Of course, the recipe doesn’t come with a dashing bartender to mix your cocktail for you but it definitely offers a taste of the good life in your own home.
How to make this winter chocolate cocktail
The recipe for the Almond Joy couldn’t be more simple. It just calls for great hot chocolate and a splash of Amaretto. And then it’s topped with whipped cream. (Or top it with an adorable, seasonal marshmallow, the way we like it served.)
What is the best hot chocolate for winter cocktails?
Although the recipe doesn’t have a recommendation for a hot chocolate brand, we have a recommendation for the best hot chocolate to make this chocolate cocktail. We think this drink shines when made with super-sophisticated Dagoba Drinking Chocolate. This is the hot chocolate brand we think offers the best depth of chocolate flavor.
As we mentioned in our introduction, we have another great chocolate-y winter cocktail for you to try, so be sure not to miss this recipe for The Snuggler. It’s another great hot chocolate cocktail made with the and aphrodisiac flavor of Peppermint Schnapps.
- 4 oz premium hot chocolate
- 1 oz Amaretto
- Whipped cream
- Top a cup of premium hot cocoa with an oz of Amaretto.
- Top with whipped cream.
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