Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate
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Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.85 / 5
Santa's favourite drink to come home to after a hard day’s work out in the cold winter’s night delivering presents. Mrs. Claus kept the recipe secret.... until now! Santa's favourite drink to come home to after a hard day’s work out in the cold winter’s night delivering presents. Mrs. Claus kept the recipe secret.... until now!
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Dark rum
Garnish
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Marshmallow
Alcohol content
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4.21% | 2.4 units *
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Santa’s Stiff Hot Chocolate is a hug in a mug with its indulgent blend of honey, dark rum, and rich hot chocolate, perfect for unwinding on chilly evenings. The spicy note of cinnamon pairs beautifully with the subtle kick of rum, while the vanilla essence adds a cozy, aromatic touch that balances the sweetness, making every sip a delightful festive treat.

Method
How to make a Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a saucepan over a low heat, add the milk, honey, sugar and one cinnamon stick
Grate the chocolate into this mix and cook until the chocolate has melted
Add a couple of drop of vanilla essence and the rum
Whisk up the mixture before straining into the glass
Garnish by floating some mini marshmallows on top and serve
~ Don't rush and heat up the milk too quickly, or you risk burning the milk and not infusing the flavours enough. If available add a vanilla pod into the milk mixture when cooking - it gives a stronger, truer vanilla kick to the finished drink. This recipe is enough for two or three mugs. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of occasions is Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate best suited for?

Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate, with its rich flavors and warm, comforting nature, is ideal for cold weather occasions, particularly during the holiday season. It's perfect for Christmas gatherings, festive parties, or simply as a cozy treat to enjoy by the fire. Its thematic connection to Christmas makes it a delightful choice for adding a warm and festive touch to any holiday event.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate be made non-alcoholic?

Yes, Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate can easily be adapted to a non-alcoholic version. Simply omit the dark rum from the recipe. You can also replace it with a non-alcoholic rum substitute if you wish to retain a similar flavor profile. This makes it versatile and enjoyable for people of all ages, including children.

FAQ

What are some variations of Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate I can try?

You can experiment with Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate by adding different liquors such as peppermint schnapps for a minty flavor, or swapping the dark rum for Irish cream for a creamier texture. Other variations include adding a pinch of chili powder for a little spice or using different types of chocolate, like milk chocolate for a sweeter taste or bittersweet chocolate for a richer flavor.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

How can I serve Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate for a special occasion?

To make Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate extra special, consider serving it with whipped cream on top, a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder, and marshmallows. For a festive touch, add a candy cane as a stirrer or garnish with a sprinkle of edible gold glitter. Serving in a decorative Irish glass or a holiday-themed mug can also enhance the festive experience.

FAQ

Is there a specific type of rum that works best in Santa's Stiff Hot Chocolate?

While the recipe calls for dark rum, which adds a rich and slightly sweet flavor, you can experiment with various types of rum according to your preference. Spiced rum can introduce a more complex, flavorful dimension with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and other spices, complementing the hot chocolate's warmth and richness. However, the choice of rum should align with personal taste preferences.

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