The Sunrise

*The following is a spiked hot cocoa recipe developed by the author exclusively for Wine Enthusiast Magazine.*

Morning usually calls for coffee but the allure of chocolate is sometimes too tempting. Give in to this Grand Marnier hot cocoa drink—ideally on weekend mornings. –Kristine Hansen

  • 6 ounces finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 cups milk
  • One shot espresso (or 8 ounces of coffee brewed in a French Press) 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
  • whipped cream

Combine chocolate, milk, espresso and sugar in a sauce pot over medium-heat for a few minutes. Use a whisk to blend until the mixture is smooth and be careful not to burn. Add Grand Marnier and pour into a mug.

Top with whipped cream and serve.

Published on July 8, 2010
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