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Planning a fun fall or winter get-together? This Terry’s Smashing Adult Hot Chocolate is sure to be a hit! It’s chocolaty, creamy, and has the most incredible flavor ever. Each batch whips up 2 mugs which you can share or keep to yourself. 

When you are a kid and drink hot chocolate it makes you feel warm and cozy, so naturally it has that same effect as an adult. The only difference is that the warm and fuzzy feeling in this boozy cocktail may just be the alcohol kicking in! 🙂 

If you haven’t tried any kind of boozy hot chocolate yet, this is the perfect one to try. The creaminess paired with the orange is seriously AMAZING! So grab those mugs, grab some liqueur and head in the kitchen to throw together this awesome treat. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s easy to make and takes minimal effort.
  • Tastes fantastic and will please a group of thirsty friends. 
  • Relaxing and warming up with this drink is easy!
  • If you want to impress your friends, this is the drink to do it. 
  • Great for tailgating, backyard parties, or snuggling by the fire. 

Ingredients Needed

With just 5 ingredients, you can quickly and easily make this yummy boozy hot chocolate. Let’s take a peek at what you will be needing. 

  • Hot Chocolate Mix – You can use any variety of hot chocolate mix that you like. It’s ideal that you pick something you like on it’s own when there isn’t any booze in it. I prefer super rich hot chocolate, but you can go with whatever you like. 
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange – If you don’t already realize it, this is the star of the show here! The combination of chocolate and orange is one of the best things ever, so it makes sense to include it in this hot chocolate cocktail.
  • Triple Sec – Go ahead and use your favorite brand of triple sec you like. Cointreau, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, or Lazzaroni Triple Sec Orange Liqueur are all popular choices. 
  • Creme De Cacao – This creamy alcohol has a delicious chocolate flavor with little hints of vanilla. It’s an amazing addition to this yummy drink. 
  • Whipped Cream – Can you even drink hot cocoa without whipped cream? Okay, maybe some people do, but it’s a must at my house! 

How To Make Terry’s Smashing Adult Hot Chocolate

Three steps and you will be sipping on this adult hot chocolate in no time. I promise you are about to be impressed. 

First Step: Grab two of your favorite mugs and fill them with hot chocolate. Make sure to leave some space at the top. Then add in the triple sec and the creme de cacao into the hot chocolate. 

Second Step: Take the Terry’s chocolate orange and grate it finely with a small grater. Then place ½ teaspoon into each of the mugs. 

Third Step: Add whipped cream to each mug and add the rest of the grated Terry’s chocolate orange on top. It’s a gorgeous garnish! Serve and enjoy!

Terry's Smashing Adult Hot Chocolate

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Planning a fun fall or winter get-together? This Terry’s Smashing Adult Hot Chocolate is sure to be a hit! It’s chocolaty, creamy, and has the most incredible flavor ever. Each batch whips up 2 mugs which you can share or keep to yourself. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange
  • Triple Sec
  • Creme De Cacao
  • Whipped Cream

Instructions

First Step: Grab two of your favorite mugs and fill them with hot chocolate. Make sure to leave some space at the top. Then add in the triple sec and the creme de cacao into the hot chocolate. 



Second Step: Take the Terry’s chocolate orange and grate it finely with a small grater. Then place ½ teaspoon into each of the mugs. 



Third Step: Add whipped cream to each mug and add the rest of the grated Terry’s chocolate orange on top. It’s a gorgeous garnish! Serve and enjoy!

Can You Save Leftovers?

No, I’m sorry this is one of those drinks that  really needs to be consumed when it’s fresh. It’s not going to taste very good if you let it get cold and try to reheat it. So, I recommend if you can’t drink it all, cut the recipe in half so you aren’t wasting ingredients. 

Would This Make A Great Gift?

Yep! You can make a little gift basket with a couple of mugs, alcohol, hot chocolate mix, Terry’s Chocolate Orange, and directions. They can easily make it themselves and enjoy it on a chilly evening. Everyone is going to love this as a gift idea! 

Do I Need To Prepare Hot Chocolate With Water or Milk?

While it’s completely up to you whether it’s prepared with water or milk, I for sure prefer milk. Milk just makes the hot chocolate so much creamier and richer. But if it’s one ingredient you don’t want to mess with, water is fine. You can also use any kind of milk you like, whether it’s regular, almond, or cashew. 

Can I Make Adult Hot Chocolate For A Crowd?

Sure! You can actually fill a lined crockpot with hot chocolate. Add in the chocolate covered orange zest and stir. Mix in the alcohol, stir again and add to mugs. Don’t forget the whipped cream and serve. Crowds love this drink!

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