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Boozy Hot Chocolate with Creme de Menthe

This boozy hot chocolate recipe is the perfect nightcap on a cold evening. Made with creme de menthe, the mint flavor and chocolate are the perfect pair!

two mugs of boozy mint hot chocolate

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When it’s cold outside, I want to get warm fast and the easiest way to do that is a cup of boozy hot chocolate.

Not only do you get the heat from the warmed milk, you also get a special extra bit of warmth from the creme de menthe. Win, win on a cold fall or winter day.

Making homemade hot chocolate is way easier than most people expect. You only need 3-4 ingredients and a small pot. So why not enjoy a cup today?

hot milk with gourmet baking cocoa in a small pot

Boozy Mint Hot Chocolate

To get started warm up milk in a small pot. You want to get to boiling but you *don’t* want to burn it so set the heat to low. If you’re making a single serving this will only take a few minutes.

When you’re milk is warm, remove the pot from the heat and add the baking cocoa.

I have been using Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa for years and it’s hands down my favorite. Rodelle also makes an organic version if that’s your cup of tea! (Or hot chocolate!)

overhead photo of two cups of boozy mint hot chocolate

I use the Rodelle gourmet baking cocoa for all of my chocolatey baked goods and sweet chocolate treats.

Looking for a milkshake? Try my bourbon chocolate milkshake. Looking for cookies? Try my double peppermint chocolate chip cookies or my sea salt double chocolate cookies

I digress. Back to the hot chocolate recipe.

When you add the baking cocoa also had a pinch of salt. Whisk everything really, really good – until there are no clumps in the baking cocoa. 

Now you’re ready for the fun part. The boozy, mint part of this boozy mint hot chocolate recipe. 

You may have been wondering why I didn’t add sugar to my recipe. It’s because creme de menthe is a very sweet liqueur. And it’s definitely sweet enough to flavor this drink.

Add the creme de menthe to the bottom of a mug and then poor the hot chocolate on top. Use a spoon to mix the minty liqueur in well.

one mug of boozy mint hot chocolate

Garnish with mint leaves, marshmallows, or whipped cream. Or all 3! Why not treat yourself on a cold day?!

Serve it alongside delicious holiday appetizers. Try it with my Christmas wreath cheese ball recipe, antipasto skewers, or this amazing baked goat cheese with roasted cranberries.

boozy mint hot chocolate photo
two mugs of boozy mint hot chocolate

Boozy Mint Hot Chocolate

This boozy mint hot chocolate recipe is the perfect nightcap on a cold evening. Warm yourself up with a mug of this sweet chocolate goodness today!
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 327kcal


  • 1 cup milk
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 ½ ounce creme de menthe


  • In a small pot, heat the milk over low heat. When the milk begins to boil, remove the pot from the heat.
  • Add the salt and baking cocoa. Whisk well, until all cocoa clumps have dissolved.
  • Add the creme de menthe to a mug and pour the hot chocolate over the liqueur. Stir, then garnish as desired.


Recommended garnishes include marshmallows, whipped cream, and mint sprigs.


Serving: 1mug | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 1mg
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Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Cannot WAIT to try this! Looks super yummy! I would love to know where your measuring spoons and the little twiggy picks are from. :)


Wednesday 21st of November 2018

I got them all from an Anthropologie clearance sale!


Saturday 17th of November 2018

I'm making this tonight! And ir's not even cold, thank you for this wonderful boozy hot chocolate!


Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Does the hot chocolate if you made it have caffeine in it I can have caffeine you could get back with me and Thank you so much


Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Hi Cathy. Cocoa powder has about 12 mg of caffeine for every tablespoon.