Boozy Caramel Hot Chocolate Cocktail

Warm up with this sweet caramel hot chocolate cocktail, a perfect end to an evening!

Caramel Hot Chocolate Cocktail
Caramel Hot Chocolate Cocktail

My love of chocolate and caramel is no secret by now, and those dreamy flavors come together perfectly in this caramel hot chocolate cocktail. You might have everything you need in your kitchen right now to whip this up. You know, if you keep butterscotch schnapps on hand like I do. What’s your favorite way to make hot chocolate? Homemade powder, convenient packets, chocolate syrup? I dabble in all those options because, really, I’ll take hot cocoa any way I can get it! In this case I just stirred some dark chocolate syrup into hot milk for a chocolatey treat. If you wanted to make a mocktail version of this, I think you could use caramel and vanilla coffee syrups in place of the schnapps and vodka. I’m not sure of the amounts on those though, so maybe try a tablespoon of each first and then add more to taste. Next time I’ll try that when I want to start my day with a tasty caramel hot chocolate or treat the kids!

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Caramel Hot Chocolate Cocktail

Boozy Caramel Hot Chocolate Cocktail

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This sweet, creamy, delicious cocktail makes a perfect nightcap!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 810 oz. hot milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. dark chocolate syrup or desired amount of hot cocoa mix
  • 1 oz. butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 oz. vanilla vodka
  • whipped cream, sprinkles, or mini marshmallows (optional)

Instructions

  1. Stir chocolate syrup or hot cocoa mix into milk until dissolved.
  2. Stir in schnapps and vodka. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles or mini marshmallows if desired. Cheers!
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Cocktail
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

15 comments

Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner
10 years ago

Yummo! I love the combinations of flavors in this… I actually have all the ingredients!!

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Deb! I’m glad to know someone else keeps butterscotch schnapps in the house for emergencies ;)

Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats
10 years ago

Booze + Hot Chocolate = Pure Bliss! Loving this Andi!

Andi
10 years ago

I knew I liked you, Julie ;) Thanks for stopping by!

Laura O
10 years ago

I love this and any reason to use butterscotch schnapps! I think I need one these now…

Laura

Andi
10 years ago

Do you have all the ingredients on hand? Treat yourself! :)

Joy @ Yesterfood
10 years ago

I love you and your amazing “SchnappChocolate”. :D

This is going on Google+ Right. Now. Thanks for sharing the boozy goodness at Treasure Box Tuesday! ;)

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you again for sharing, Joy. Hope to see you tonight at Saturday Night Fever! I’m going to be trying out a Twitter party to share the links as they come in from 7-8pm PST tonight with hashtag #SNFlinkup if you can join me. Enjoy your Saturday :)

Cathy
10 years ago

Another incredible drink Andi! Yum! I hope you will link up at one of my parties!
Have a terrific weekend! I hear we are supposed to have rain this weekend. Mainly in the Sac area but we may get some down our way.
Cathy
APeekIntoMyParadise.com

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Cathy! I’m sorry if I haven’t been making it to your parties. I stay so busy and have been barely getting my own posts done lately! (This cocktail post was about 8 hours late…) I hope to do better next week and will make time to come over!

We got a good bit of rain over the past week or so, but I’m sure we still need more! I hope you have a good weekend and stay dry :)

Lisa@ Cooking with Curls
10 years ago

That works for me!! Sounds yummy Andi. :)

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Lisa! I hope you had a cocktail and nice dinner tonight :)

Liz
10 years ago

I’m in! Because of course I have butterscotch schnapps on hand ;-) Lovely post, Andi! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours.

Andi
10 years ago

Of course you do, Liz! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too :)

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