Festive Chambord Hot Chocolate Cocktails

Chambord hot chocolate Christmas cocktail lifestyle blogger UK

Chambord hot chocolate Christmas cocktail lifestyle blogger UK

Chambord hot chocolate Christmas cocktail lifestyle blogger UK

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?

Chambord hot chocolate Christmas cocktail lifestyle blogger UK

Chambord hot chocolate Christmas cocktail lifestyle blogger UK

Chambord hot chocolate Christmas cocktail lifestyle blogger UK

Chambord hot chocolate Christmas cocktail lifestyle blogger UK

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

The Method

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?

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Welcome to The Little Things, a Scottish travel and lifestyle blog. Written by Louise, a graphic designer, living and working in Edinburgh. Sharing all of the little things in life which make her smile along the way. With her boyfriend Luke, and their cat Gizzy.

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