Cocktail of the Month: Hot Chocolate

Cocktail of the Month: Hot Chocolate

A monthly cocktail recipe from your Tizz & Tonic Team

Since we are cocktail enthusiasts (enjoying responsibly of course and never at the sewing machines) and have our studio located in an old cocktail lounge we thought it would be very fitting to share with you some of our go-to-cocktails. Some of these we particularly love to enjoy after a long day of undie making.


So, every month we will bring you a simple, enjoyable recipe. It’s a great way to discover new and old style cocktails and diversify your mental library of drinks. This will surely come in handy next time you're stirring up something delicious for your favourite people. We try to keep each cocktail selection basic since most home bars are not going to have all the necessary ingredients. And because we are just the right amount of fancy.

 
Cocktail Of the Month: Hot Chocolate

 

It’s the end of 2021, a year full of ups and downs and we settle into the darkest days of the year. In Bremen between the chilly wet weather and the darkness it is easy to feel tired and cold to the bone. The Christmas markets provide a good reason to get together with friends outside,  but when it is time to stay in or you just can’t kick a chill –  make a nice cup of hot cocoa.
It is a guilty pleasure that is festive, delicious and comforting. 

 

This recipe is veganish* (depending if you decide to go for regular milk or the alcoholic version with irish cream or not).

 

 

 
Key Ingredients for a Creamy Hot Chocolate
  • Milk* Vegan or Regular
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chocolate (Dairy-free semisweet or dark chocolate)
  • Suger or sweetener
Optional ingredients:
  • Coconut whipped cream

I used Irish Cream liqueur to amp up the creaminess but a coffee liqueur, Frangelico or even good old brandy would do just as well.
Since this recipe is ideally for one cup of cocoa, add 1-1.5 oz booze of your choice.

How to Prepare

Add 1 cup Vanilla or plain almond milk (for the non-vegan version use regular milk) the milk to a small saucepan.

Once milk is warm, add 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, 1-2 Tbsp chocolate and sweetener (Raw sugar or stevia to your desired sweetness) and whisk to combine.

Creamy perfection in just 5 minutes.

For the boozy version add your liqueur once the milk has been removed from the heat.

Top with whipped cream or drink as is.

Ahhhh *Cosy*

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