High Octane Hot Chocolate is what happens when you combine coffee, cocoa, kahlua, and vodka and then top that with a generous handful of marshmallows.
While it may sound crazy sweet, it really is not. This is a warm, smooth, chocolate-y mocha with a generous splash of booze. The marshmallows are fun and they sweeten the drink perfectly.
If hot chocolate isn’t your thing a creamy, smooth, and sweet chocolate martini is similarly irresistible.
If you’re a fan of sweeter drinks, just add a few more marshmallows or swap them with a dollop of whipped cream if that is more your style.
This High Octane Hot Chocolate was waiting for me last time I arrived at my sister’s door. She called me as we were driving into Albuquerque to check how close we were to their house.
We’d been driving for about 7 hours and to be handed these warm and fully loaded drinks within moments of walking through their door was pretty much the best thing we could have imagined.
High Octane Hot Chocolate
- 4 ounces hot coffee or espresso whichever you prefer
- 4 ounces Homemade Hot Cocoa or the store brand of your choice
- 2 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces kahlua
- Optional toppings: miniature marshmallows cocoa powder
- Prepare coffee and cocoa. Divide the hot coffee and cocoa between two mugs or heat proof glasses. Add an ounce of vodka and an ounce of kahlua to each drink. Stir to combine and top generously with marshmallows and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. Enjoy!
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6 Comments Leave a comment or review
Carlee Scharnhorst says
Oh my! That sounds so good! I could use one this morning 😉
Amanda @ I Am Baker says
Oh my word! This is AMAZING!!!
Magnolia Verandah says
Oh my this sounds dangerous in every sense of the word – looks too good to resist thought.
Anne R says
If you want it to stay high octane, prepare coffee/espresso and hot chocolate, pour into warmed mugs, put marshmallows on top, THEN pour vodka and kahlua between the marshmallows. This will prevent the heat from allowing the alcohol to dissipate, but keep it in under the marshmallows, or whipped cream, if you are using that.
Molly Brovan Christopher says
I just saw this post and that you mentioned visiting your sister in Albuquerque. Did y’all grow up there or did your sister move there later? I ask this because I grew up in Albuquerque during the 70’s and 80’s and graduated at UNM! My dad was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering there as well, although that was NOT my forte lol 😊!
Mary Younkin says
Hi Molly, I grew up in Albuquerque. I lived there from the time I was 10 until I was 27.