At Sweatpants & Coffee, we’re all about comfort beverages, as you know, and this spiked hot chocolate with a hint of orange is the perfect thing to sip while you’re snuggled on the couch under a comfy blanket.

Grand Marnier Hot Chocolate

To start, make your hot chocolate. You can cheat and use Swiss Miss or some other instant packet if you like, but if you want a really decadent treat, go for homemade.

This will make four servings:

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate, chopped into pea sized pieces for easy melting
  • 4 ounces of Grand Marnier, to be divided
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Heat the milk in a sauce pan. When it begins to simmer, add the cinnamon stick and vanilla extract. Remove from heat and steep for 10 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick and reheat the milk, adding in the chocolate and whisking until chocolate is melted and milk is frothy. Pour hot chocolate into mugs and add one ounce of Grand Marnier to each, stirring to mix. Top with whipped cream and enjoy. Cheers!

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