Rum-Orange Hot Chocolate
Recipe Type: Beverage
Serves: 1
On a cold evening, this beverage satisfies in sweetness, warmth, and booze. Try with any liqueurs you have on hand or with no alcohol at all.
  • 1 cup milk (the closer to whole milk, the better)
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder (preferably Dutched)
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp. dark (not spiced) rum
  • 1 Tbsp. orange liqueur (e.g. Citronge, Cointreau)
  • Marshmallows or whipped cream, for serving
  1. Whisk together milk, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a small pot over medium heat. It may take a bit of whisking to incorporate the cocoa, which wants to float on top of the milk.
  2. Heat, whisking occasionally and making sure to scrape along the bottom of the pot, until the mixture is steaming.
  3. Turn off the heat.
  4. Stir in the rum and orange liqueur.
  5. Pour into mugs and add marshmallows or whipped cream, as desired.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at