December Signature Cocktail – Grown Up Hot Chocolate

It’s that time of the year.  Let the holiday festivities begin!  If you are hosting a Christmas party or New Year’s celebration – you must try this delightful treat of drink.  Or maybe I should say dessert.

With Ghirardelli chocolate? Don’t mind if I do!

The perfect holiday party treat!

Here’s the deal:


  • 4 ounce(s) 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup(s) half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon(s) amaretto (almond liqueur)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup(s) whipped cream


In saucepan over low heat, bring chocolate and half-and-half to simmer, whisking constantly. Simmer 1 minute or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat; whisk in liqueur and vanilla.  Pour into four 1/2-cup demitasse or coffee cups. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons whipped cream; dust with Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa (if desired). Serve immediately.

Not convinced yet?  Instead of Amaretto, perhaps add in some Marshmallow Vodka instead. Yep, you read that right, folks. Marsh.Mallow.Vodka.