Blogmas: Alcoholic Orange Hot Choc.

When I think of Christmas, the first thing I think of is cosy nights in the warmth when it’s dark outside, watching Christmas movies with a hot chocolate. And a few years ago, I decided to be a bit daring by mixing one of my favourite shots into a hot chocolate and I haven’t looked back since. A Baileys and Cointreau hot chocolate that literally tastes like a melted Terry’s Chocolate Orange with that alcoholic twist. H e a v e n.

If you are of drinking age, you’ll probably know the well-loved shot of a B52. So a few years ago, I decided to whack a B52 into a hot chocolate and man alive, wow! It is so easy and so simple yet so, so good and I thought I’d share with you how to make it because it is super duper easy to make and so festive.


  1. Bailey’s
  2. Cointreau
  3. Cocoa powder
  4. Semi-skimmed milk
  5. Marshmallows (optional)


  1. Shot glass (or egg cup)
  2. Mug
  3. Saucepan
  4. Hob
  5. Wooden spoon



  1. Pour enough milk into a saucepan to fill your chosen mug
  2. Let the milk simmer for about three minutes until little bubbles start to form
  3. Pour Bailey’s into the shot glass (how much you add in is completely dependent on how strong you want)
  4. Pour the Bailey’s into the mug from the shot glass
  5. Pour Cointreau into the shot glass (again, more if you want it strong, less if you just want a hint of taste)
  6. Pour the Cointreau into the mug from the shot glass


  7. Add in a table spoon of cocoa powder into the simmering milk and stir until it’s all mixed in
  8. Let the milk froth up with bubbles but make sure you don’t burn the milk or cause a skin to form on top of the milk (because that’s yucky)
  9. Pour the milk into the mug
  10. Stir it all together because otherwise it will be vile – believe me
  11. Add some marshmallows onto the top of it for that extra Christmassy touch


  12. ENJOY!

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