Warm and Cozy


image: Catherine Frederick


  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4oz. milk chocolate chips
  • 4oz. bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  •     (or 1/2 cup brewed espresso)
  • 3oz. Amaretto
  • 4oz. Irish whiskey
  • Whipped cream
  • Ground cinnamon (garnish)


In medium saucepan, stir together cocoa, sugar and salt. Add milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Stir constantly until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Whisk to combine. Add vanilla, espresso, Amaretto, and whiskey. (Vary the amount of each liquor to taste). Stir to combine. Pour into mugs. Top with whipped cream and ground cinnamon. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings. Please drink responsibly.


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