Hot Chocolate Cherry Cordial

This homemade hot chocolate recipe is loaded with cherry brandy, vanilla vodka, and all the things that are sure to keep you warm on a cold winter's night!
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Valentine's Day!
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 -4
Author Amber Forbes, Slim Pickin's Kitchen


  • 2.5 cups milk or half & half
  • 2-4 tbsp sugar of choice
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 shots cherry brandy
  • 1.5 shots vanilla vodka
  • 1 shot creme de cocoa optional
  • optional toppings: whipped cream chocolate syrup, maraschino cherries


  • Heat milk, sugar, & cocoa powder on low/med-low in a medium sauce pan, whisking until sugar and cocoa dissolve and small bubbles form around the perimeter of the pan. About 5-7 minutes. DO NOT BOIL.
  • Remove from heat and stir in booze.
  • Serve w/ whipped cream, chocolate syrup, & a cherry on top!