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8 Hot Chocolate Inspired Cocktails

Hot Chocolate Cocktails to Get Cozy With This Winter

If you’re looking for a fun adult spin on your hot cocoa, New Hampshire serves up plenty of creative cocktails that are a sure-fire way to warm up the soul!  Just for the 21 and over crowd, we’ve sourced some of the best hot chocolate themed cocktails around the state.  And for a more classic version of this sweet treat, be sure to check out our non-alcoholic hot chocolate list here.

Barley & Salt, North Conway
Hot Salted Caramel

Barley and Salt is turning up the heat with the Hot Salted Caramel. Three simple ingredients are all that’s needed to create this winter favorite: Salted Caramel Chocolate Liqueur, hot chocolate, and whipped cream.  According to Barley & Salt’s General Manager this cocoa has been very popular with shoppers coming in from the cold to warm up with a tasty cocktail.

Black Cap Grille, North Conway
Cocoa Caliente

Add a little heat to your hot cocoa with the Cocoa Caliente.  This hot chocolate is made with Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, and topped with whipped cream, a dash of chili powder, and chocolate shavings. Black Cap Grille Bartender Kelly Walker said this about the cocktail "the warmth of the cinnamon and ancho chili in the liquor pairs well with the creamy hot chocolate and makes for a lovely drink on a cold winter day."

Bretton Woods Resort, Bretton Woods
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

For fans of peanut butter cups, this is the hot cocoa cocktail for you! The recipe calls for a mug of hot chocolate mixed with Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey and topped off with whipped cream. It’s the perfect treat after spending some time on the trails at Bretton Woods. Stop by the Switchback Grille in Rosebrook Lodge to sip and savor this decadent treat.

Franconia Inn, Franconia  
Peppermint Patty

This hot chocolate drink is a fun twist on an iconic American candy, the Peppermint Patty.  Start with hot cocoa, and add Peppermint Schnapps, Godiva chocolate liqueur, whipped cream, marshmallows and shaved peppermint.  The Franconia Inn’s seasonal specialty, the Peppermint Patty is perfect for Apres ski!  

Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa, Jackson
Black Bear Hot Chocolate

The Black Bear Hot Chocolate is a favorite this time of year at the Inn at Thorn Hill. Their mixologist crafted this hot cocktail by mixing Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Grand Marnier, and chocolate bitters, with hot chocolate, before topping it off whip cream and drizzled chocolate sauce.  Perfect for sipping on its own, or with one of their homemade desserts!  

King Pine Ski Area, Madison
The Purity Peppermint

The Purity Peppermint is the latest hot cocoa cocktail to be added to the menu at Trails End Tavern at King Pine Ski Area. This popular winter warm up combines hot chocolate, Bailey’s Irish Crème and Peppermint Schnapps.  Enjoy this one while sitting at the Tavern, where there’s usually plenty of live music too!

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield  
Boozy Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa cocktails are a seasonal specialty at the Mountain View Grand with a variety of options on the menu. Guests can choose from Raspberry Hot Cocoa with Chambord, Nutty Hot Cocoa with Frangelico or try a minty twist with Peppermint Schnapps. A sure way to warm up from a cold winter day no matter which flavor you pick.

Owl’s Nest Resort, Thornton
The Nutty Irishman

Stop by the Owl’s Nest Panorama Six82 bar for this cocoa creation that is all about warm and cozy. Served with up with Frangelico and Baileys and your choice of hot chocolate or coffee. While the Nutty Irishman has been a best seller this winter season as a hot drink, for those who prefer things a little cooler it can be served on ice too.

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