*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.