When winter arrives, it’s time for thick socks, cozy blankets and nights cuddled up on the couch with giant mugs of spiked hot chocolate. Almost all of these recipes are pretty simple to make, and yours don’t have to look Pinterest perfect. They just have to taste great and help you smile a little more through the coming cold months.

The key is to making them taste fantastic is starting with quality chocolate in the first place. Drop that processed supermarket pouch with mini marshmallows right there! It’s full of brown powder, but that’s hardly the rich chocolate you crave when the temperatures dip. Treat your self to the real deal. After all, why use kid hot chocolate mix for these delicious adult drinks? You pay your bills. You’re an adult. You’ve earned it.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Rich red wine. Devilishly dark chocolate. It’s the ultimate decadent hot chocolate.

Tequila spiked mexican Hot Chocolate

Thick and creamy and perfectly spiced.

Boozy Raspberry Hot Chocolate

The classic raspberry and chocolate combo gets an adults only update.

Spiked white hot chocolate

You choose the booze for this cozy white chocolate and caramel blend.

Campfire S’Mores Hot Chocolate Cocktail

A childhood favorite topped with a splash of whiskey.

Amaretto Hot Chocolate

There really are too many alcohols that won’t taste great in hot chocolate. The key is to skip on the store bought stuff and make your own.

Boozy Maple Bourbon Hot Chocolate

The perfect cup for sitting fireside in the cabin.

Coconut rum Hot cocoa

A little bit of cozy, a little bit of beach, coconut rum will definitely put a smile on your face.

Peppermint and whipped vodka hot chocolate

Whipped vodkas might be the greatest invention of the century.

Grand Marnier and Kailua Hot Chocolate Lattes

There’s a whole lot of delicious going on in that cup.

 

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.