Hot chocolate... with a kick!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I know it's only Tuesday, but it's chilly outside today so I made myself a hot chocolate... with a shot of raspberry Chambord! Oh gosh, this is the yummiest thing... :coffee: I could drink a thermos of it! (But I'll be good and stop at one mug!)
  2. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Please bring the rest of it to me...I can definitely use it! I'll even meet you halfway...say, Bakersfield?
  3. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    I like the original Chambord, but hate raspberries so wouldn't really appreciate the newer flavor.

    husband used to refer to a Chambord bottle as the "Holy Hand Grenade" due to the globe and cross design (No offense to Christians on this board)
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I don't think this is a newer flavor, GN. I think it's always been a black raspberry liqueur?

    Mary, I can be in Bakersfield in about 2.5 hours! But I can't guarantee the thermos will still be hot by then, let alone full! :tongue:
  5. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    While you're at it make a ski lift ~ hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps. Wonderful on a chilly (20 below) day.
  6. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Oh, yummy!
  7. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Save some for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Oh Linda -- I can't do schnapps anymore after a college ski weekend snowed in at Mammoth Mountain. :faint: Our snow angels looked more like crop circles after awhile...
  9. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    It's ok - I guess - if you want to ignore Shari and me. :9-07tears:
  10. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    It may have been black raspberries. I know I don't like the red ones, and I DESPISE any sort of artificial raspberry flavor.

    The original Chambord was also quite good in tea, especially some herbal teas.

    I can put in a vote for hot chocolate along with pepperment schnapps as well. That's good stuff, especially after a day spent out in the cold doing physical stuff.
  11. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I want some!!!!
  12. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Oh Suz! I could NEVER ignore YOU! Now Shari, maybe... OMG, did I say that out LOUD???? Gasp! Must be the Chambord talking now... (hic!)
  13. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Well... you missed me too...
  14. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Yes, well, TM, I'm going to make it up to you in a BIG way on Thursday... (heh, heh, heh)
  15. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    None taken. And I agree with husband's description.

    I'd have to go easy on the alcohol plus I agree about artificial flavours. But I have bottles of my home-made strawberry sauce, that should go well as an additive. When we get to winter.

    But as we move to winter and you move to summer, let me share with you husband's latest concoction - one part Midori, one part coconut-flavoured rum, two parts pineapple juice. Freeze it. Then serve the slush in a large martini glass. In Sydney at the moment there is a trend at our musical theatre performances, for these sort of cocktails to be sold to the audience, in colour-changing martini glasses. You get to keep the cup. Rocky Horror Show (last Sydney performance) was spectacular, with loads of these things flashing all round the audience but still not able to compete with what was on stage. But when we went to Wicked a couple of weeks ago, we were told to turn off the cups during the performance.

    But those drinks - not as alcoholic as you would think. Very yummy, very thirst-quenching. Great for a summer cool-down, and the day we saw Wicked, it was 41 C (106 F) in Sydney. Lay some more crushed ice on me, baby!

  16. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Marg, that does sound delicious! :)
  17. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Well, the schnapps is a shot in a large mug of hot chocolate or mocha. It's about the equivalent of a shot of whiskey, if even, as many liquers are lower in alcohol that regular whiskeys and the like.

    Still not something you would have a couple of before going somewhere, but still nice for a day spent at home.
  18. Marg's Man

    Marg's Man Member

    Marg got the recipe wrong. You use THREE parts pineapple juice.

    I mix it up in a single serve soft drink (soda) bottle in the correct proportions and stick the whole lot in the deep freeze. About every two hours I take it out, shake vigourously to break up the ice into slush.

    Next day, I take it out of the freezer wait a short while before I pour a glass for each person having a drink. One 500ml bottle makes four serves.

    Marg's Man
  19. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    I'm going to have to learn to have fun. Who knew it would be so hard? What do you guys do with your kids when you go out to play?
  20. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    LOL the other night it was really really cold and I had E & H over. We sat around playing with different combinations. My favorite so far...

    1/2 shot Bailey's
    1/2 shot Creme de Menthe
    2 tablespoons (about) cocoa mix
    Put in oversize mug, fill with coffee and top with whipped cream.

    OOOOH. Yummy. Of course you can do this without the alcohol - just substitute a candy cane for the Bailey's and Creme de Menthe and add another tablespoon of cocoa.