Seasonal Sipper: Spiked Hot Chocolate

Hot Cocoa in a Mug

Tailgates are a touch colder these days. It's time for a beverage that will really warm you up. Fill your thermos with a creamy and smooth hot chocolate spiked with your choice of team "spirit" from any of our 7 Wine Shops.

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Try your favorite boozy beverage in this indulgent recipe:

  • Rum
  • Bourbon
  • Port wine
  • Crème de menthe
  • Irish cream
  • Coffee liqueur, such as Kahlúa
  • Almond liqueur (amaretto)
  • Hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico
  • Orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • RumChata

Good Question:

What's the difference between a liqueur and liquor?

Basically, sugar. Both are distilled alcoholic beverages, but a liqueur is sweetened and usually flavored. Liquors (also called spirits), like rum, gin and whiskey, are used as the base for liqueurs. (Rum, for example, is often used as the base of coffee liqueur. Brandy is commonly used to make orange liqueur.) Liqueurs that are more desserty are sometimes referred to as cordials.

Selection and availability of products and ingredients vary by market.