Whisky in Hot Chocolate: A Winter Warm-Up Delight

  • Posted by: whiskyblogger
  • Posted on: 14/03/24
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A Winter Warm-Up Delight


When the winter chill sets in, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up under a warm blanket with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. But why stop there when you can elevate this classic beverage to new heights by adding a splash of whisky? Yes, you heard it right – whisky in hot chocolate! This delightful combination adds a touch of warmth and sophistication to your favorite winter drink.

Whisky and hot chocolate might seem like an unlikely pairing at first, but trust me, they complement each other perfectly. The rich, creamy texture of the hot chocolate combined with the bold, complex flavours of whisky creates a drink that is both comforting and indulgent. Whether you’re curling up by the fireplace or hosting a winter gathering, whisky-infused hot chocolate is sure to be a hit.

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty – the recipe. Here’s how you can make your whisky-infused hot chocolate at home:


  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces of your favourite whisky
  • Whipped cream (optional, for garnish)
  • Chocolate shavings (optional, for garnish)


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the milk and heavy cream over medium heat until it begins to simmer, but do not let it boil.
  2. Once simmering, reduce the heat to low and add the chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and sugar to the saucepan. Whisk continuously until the chocolate chips are completely melted and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and whisky until well combined.
  4. Pour the whisky-infused hot chocolate into mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy the cozy goodness!

One of the best things about whisky-infused hot chocolate is its versatility. You can customise the recipe to suit your taste preferences by adjusting the amount of whisky or experimenting with different types of whisky for unique flavour profiles. Whether you prefer a smooth and mellow Scotch or a bold and spicy bourbon, there’s a whisky out there that will take your hot chocolate to the next level.

So, the next time you’re craving a comforting treat to ward off the winter blues, why not give whisky-infused hot chocolate a try? It’s the perfect way to warm up from the inside out and indulge in a little luxury during the coldest months of the year.

Cheers to cosy nights and extra special hot chocolates!

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Shannon: As someone who loves whisky, I began my journey of discovering spirits in 2020. My passion for whiskey has been a journey of exploration and appreciation. With new distilleries and styles emerging, it only gets more interesting. I enjoy unraveling the tales behind each whisky bottle, inviting readers to join me in a celebration of the art, history, and exploration cherished by whisky aficionados.

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