The best things about winter are not comfy sweaters and crisp white snow, or Santa Claus and holiday cheer. It all comes down to the best cup of hot cocoa and what to spike it with to warm you all the way down to your toes. Every once in a while I’ll pop on BuzzFeed at work and check out the latest to amuse myself. Today I spotted the best article yet. Follow text and images are courtesy of BuzzFeed.
15 Amazing Ways To Spike Hot Chocolate
AKA how to live life like a GOD.
1. Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate
(White chocolate, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie liqueur)
Level of Boozy: Forgetting a lyric to Bette Midler’s solo song in Hocus Pocus.
2. Mint Hot Chocolate
(Hot chocolate, tequila, and peppermint schnapps)
Level of Boozy: NOT drunk dialing that guy because you’re at an entirely different adult sleepover.
3. Nutella Hot Chocolate
(Hot chocolate, brandy, and Frangelico)
Level of Boozy: Silently listing of all the foods that are enhanced with Nutella in your head and feeling overwhelmed and a smidge anxious.
4. El Dorado Hot Chocolate
(Hot chocolate, rum, and cinnamon liqueur)
Level of Boozy: Insisting everyone watches The Road to El Dorado immediately, because nostalgia.
5. Oaxaca Chaka Cocktail
(Hot chocolate, cinnamon, and tequila)
Level of Boozy: Tearing up over the Breaking Bad finale, again.
6. Red Wine Hot Chocolate
(Bittersweet hot chocolate and red wine)
Level of Boozy: Two words: Couch coma.
7. Hot Chocolate Martini
(Hot chocolate, vanilla vodka, and Bailey’s)
Level of Boozy: Politely arguing over whether or not Carrie’s voiceover in Sex and the City adds or detracts from the show.
8. Hot Mint Chocolate Toddy
(Hot chocolate, Kahlua, and peppermint schnapps)
Level of Boozy: Taking 20 minutes to decide on an Instagram filter.
9. Frozen Hot Chocolate Margarita
(Frozen hot chocolate, tequila, Kahlua, and Grand Marnier)
Level of Boozy: Making a matching chocolate burrito at 3 a.m.
10. Orange Hot Chocolate
(Hot chocolate, Pisco, and Grand Marnier)
Level of Boozy: Stealing a laptop to show everyone your photos from your study abroad trip in Peru and how you drank Pisco aaaaalll the tiiiiime.
11. Coconut White Hot Chocolate
(White hot chocolate, coconut rum)
Level of Boozy: Looking up flights for spring break even though it’s October.
12. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
(Hot chocolate, homemade peppermint schnapps)
Level of Boozy: Breaking out your “Premature Holiday” playlist on Spotify.
13. “Grown Up” Hot Chocolate
(Hot chocolate, marshmallow vodka, and homemade Bailey’s marshmallows)
Level of Boozy: Staring into the bottom of the cup and not talking to anyone because the best thing that’s ever happened to you is gone.
14. Bacon and Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
(Hot chocolate, bacon, bourbon, and Frangelico)
Level of Boozy: Reevaluating your entire life because it never occurred to you that bacon strips could double as stirring spoons.