Bourbon-Spiked Spiced Hot Chocolate

A sweet recipe to combat the cold

Photo: Brennan Wesley


    • 2 oz. bourbon whiskey

    • 6 oz. spiced hot chocolate (recipe below)

    • Cinnamon stick or marshmallow, for garnish

  • Spiced Hot Chocolate

    • 3 cups milk

    • 1 cup heavy cream

    • ¼ cup sugar

    • 1 cinnamon stick

    • 2 whole star anise

    • 1 tsp. dried ancho chile

    • 1 cup chopped high-quality dark chocolate


  1. Combine and enjoy.

  2. For the Spiced Hot Chocolate:

    Add milk, cream, sugar, and spices to a saucepan over low heat. When mixture reaches a simmer, remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 30 minutes. Then return the mixture to a simmer.

  3. Add chocolate to another saucepan over low heat. Strain milk over the top and whisk to dissolve. (Makes enough for 4 drinks)

Recipe from Romina Peixoto and Janine Booth of Root and Bone in New York, New York