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Tuesday 1 December 2009

Guest Recipe: Alex English's Hot Boozy Chocolate

I love our guest recipes. I never ever know what guest recipes we're going to get! It's always a complete surprise! And the lovely Alex from The Princess and the Recipe has made the yummiest hot chocolate cocktail ever. And as you probably already know, there's mot a better combination than chocolate and booze.

Hot Boozy Chocolate

The leaves are falling and the nights are drawing in and that can only mean one thing - Hot Boozy Chocolate. This recipe makes plenty for four people.

You'll need:
  • 1 cup double cream (you could substitute milk, but now is not the time to be virtuous)
  • 1 cup amaretto
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 100g posh dark chocolate, broken into pieces (I like Divine 70% dark chocolate with raspberries, or something from Paul A Young)
Make it!
  • Pour the milk or cream and amaretto into a saucepan with the cinnamon and bring it up to a gentle simmer.
  • Take the milk off the heat and let the flavours infuse for 10 minutes or so.
  • Scoop the cinnamon stick from the cream and discard it. Put the cream back on the heat and add the sugar. Stir it around a bit until it's all dissolved.
  • Break up the chocolate into a bowl. Pour over the creamy mixture and stir until the chocolate has melted.
  • Pour into martini glasses.
  • If you're feeling REALLY slutty you could add some mini marshmallows to the top. Or do as I do and drink the whole lot yourself!


  1. This sounds AMAZING! Can't wait to try it.

  2. Tried this last night but with rum instead of amaretto. Didn't need the extra sugar and it was DELICIOUS....!


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