Chambord Infused Hot Chocolate Cocktail
We all like a festive tipple at Christmas time right? So what better excuse to combine one of my all year round favourites, hot chocolate, with something a little bit naughty, but nice. I headed to a festive event a few weeks back at Belted Burgers in Edinburgh, and we sampled our way through some of their latest cocktails. I was most impressed by the Chambord infused hot chocolate. As soon as I tasted it, I was in love. Chocolate and raspberry liqueur? Yes please. Tasting a little like a strawberry dream in a box of Celebrations (the best one, am I right?!) I knew that this was something I needed to re-create.
The concept of a warm cocktail was a little strange to me at first. But after all, we all enjoy a mulled wine or cider from time to time on the Christmas market, so why not a warm cocktail?
Make It Yourself: The Recipe
I set off trying to re-create it myself, with the added extras of some whipped cream and marshmallows, garnished with a candy cane. Because there’s no such thing as adding too much, right? I couldn’t possibly have a hot chocolate without cream and marshmallows, so of course this was going to be added to the mix.
To make yourself a super quick and easy hot chocolate Chambord cocktail you will need:
– 4 heaped teaspoons of drinking chocolate
– 150ml milk
– 150ml water (mix ratios according to taste)
– 2 shots of Chambord (or according to taste)
– Whipped squirty cream
– Mini marshmallows
– Candy canes for serving
Begin by making your hot chocolate combining milk and boiling water to taste. Add in 1-2 shots of Chambord and let the drink rest for one minute.
I found that leaving the hot chocolate to sit for a minute before adding the cream helped prevent the cream melting straight away; you want to be able to enjoy it after all!
Decorate with whipped cream, marshmallows and a sprinkling of chocolate on top, then serve with a candy cane to make things extra festive. Enjoy!
What’s your favourite festive cocktail to drink over Christmas?