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Easy Spiked Hot Chocolate

Prepare a flavorful adult-friendly treat with this Spiked Hot Chocolate recipe. It takes an adult twist on a traditional warm and comforting beverage that most people enjoy drinking during the cold weather months.

Is hot chocolate one of your favorite holiday beverages? You might like sipping it slowly on a cold day because it keeps you warm and tastes so good.

Spiked Hot Chocolate Recipe

Winter nights just got a lot cozier with this spiked hot chocolate recipe. A delightful blend of rich hot chocolate and the invigorating touch of peppermint schnapps is crowned with a dollop of whipped topping. The subtle hint of Andes candies gives it that extra touch of minty-chocolaty goodness. This drink is perfect for adults who want to take their hot chocolate experience up a notch!


Can I use any other liquor besides peppermint schnapps?

  • Absolutely! While peppermint schnapps gives it a refreshing twist, you can try spiced rum or even Baileys for a creamy touch.

Is the Andes candy necessary?

  • While it adds a delightful minty-chocolate touch, you can skip it or use a mint chocolate chip if unavailable.

How hot should the water be?

  • The water should be just boiling. Too much time on the boil can make the drink taste flat.

If so, you can make a Spiked Hot Chocolate that is just as delicious but contains a bit of alcohol for an added touch. It is great to make for yourself or for gatherings and different events you might have with other adults, including your relatives and close friends. 

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use high-quality hot chocolate mix for a richer taste.
  • Dissolve the hot chocolate mix completely in hot water before adding other ingredients.
  • For an extra luxurious texture, consider heating up some milk and mixing it in.


  • Caramel Delight: Use salted caramel vodka and garnish with caramel drizzle.
  • Mocha Bliss: Add a shot of espresso or strong brewed coffee.

Where to Serve:

  • An excellent choice for adult holiday parties or gatherings.
  • Perfect for sipping by the fireplace or while decorating the Christmas tree.
  • A great end to a winter dinner date.

Easy Spiked Andes Hot Chocolate

The Spiked Hot Chocolate recipe is easy to follow and takes only minutes to make. You can have the most delicious adult-friendly beverage ready to drink and serve in no time by combining just a few ingredients, such as a packet of hot chocolate, hot water, and some peppermint schnapps.

Easy Spiked Andes Hot Chocolate

Do not forget to add some marshmallows for an additional sweet touch!

How to Store Spiked Hot Chocolate

While you can prepare the this fun adult version of Hot Chocolate within minutes, you might want to make this beverage in advance for a party. If so, you can double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe with ease to make enough servings for all the guests who plan on attending your event.

This drink is best served fresh. If you’ve made a large batch, store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days and reheat gently on the stovetop.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them:

  • Not Creamy Enough: Consider adding a splash of heavy cream or using half water, half milk.
  • Overly Sweet: Use unsweetened cocoa and adjust sugar or chocolate to taste.

Topping Options:

  • Cocoa Dust: Sprinkle some cocoa powder on top for a beautiful presentation.
  • Chocolate Shavings: Grate some chocolate on top for an extra chocolatey touch.
  • Mint Leaf: For a fresh pop of color and hint of mint.

Easy Spiked Andes Hot Chocolate

You can store the Hot Chocolate in an insulated beverage dispenser where the drink will stay warm throughout the night. 

You might want to place a bowl of marshmallows next to the insulated beverage dispenser just in case your family and friends would like to add a few extra marshmallows to their cups.

When you serve this drink at any event, you can expect all the adults to enjoy it and have a great time. Most importantly, it tastes great with lots of Christmas-themed desserts, such as cupcakes and cookies.

Why This Recipe Works:

It’s the ideal blend of comfort and adventure. The traditional warmth of hot chocolate meets the playful kick of schnapps, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. The Andes candies infuse an undercurrent of mint-chocolate, making this drink irresistibly delightful for those chilly nights.

Wrap your fingers around the mug, take a sip, and let the warmth and flavors transport you to a winter wonderland. 

What are some other fun hot chocolate recipes to try?

If you are looking for some more fun warm drinks be sure to check out Amazing and Tasty Hot Drink Recipes!

Easy Spiked Hot Chocolate
Yield: 1 cup

Easy Spiked Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A classic and tasty hot chocolate recipe with an Adult twist! This spiked hot chocolate recipe is made with Andes chocolate and peppermint schnapps, you will love this warm treat!


  • 6 oz Hot water
  • 1 Packet Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 1-2 Andes candies
  • 2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • Whipped Topping


  1. Heat the water to the perfect beverage temperature.
  2. Stir in Hot Chocolate Mix and Andes chocolates until melted and well combined.
  3. Add peppermint schnapps.
  4. Top with whipped topping.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 384Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 156mgCarbohydrates 53gFiber 1gSugar 44gProtein 2g

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