Friday, November 15, 2013

Carmela Soprano's Spiked Hot Chocolate with rum and hazelnut liqueur

Back in December 2010 I posted two drink recipes:
Carmela Soprano's Candy Cane Martini and Carmela Soprano's Spiked Egg Nog.
Both drinks have a bit of alcohol in them.
Both posts have remained popular over the years.

About a week ago I posted the recipe for Anna Sultana's Mulled Wine.
It is also a drink with a bit of alcohol in it.
This post is also becoming popular.

Okay… I can take a hint.
You folks aren't teetotalers.
You'd like a few more alcoholic drinks, especially for the winter holiday season.
No problem.

Carmela's book had a few alcoholic drink recipes I didn't get around to posting.
I must correct that mistake.
Yes, it is time to enjoy the other drink recipes that are in the Holidays chapter in Entertaining with The Sopranos.

Let's see…
Along with the Spiked Egg Nog recipe there was a recipe for Spiked Hot Chocolate.
Yes, Spiked means it is not for the kids.
If the kids start guilting you, make some Mulled Apple Cider for them.

                        Spiked Hot Chocolate

Serves 4

In the top part of a double boiler melt
1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Into a small saucepan pour
3 Cups milk
1 Cup half-and-half
1 Cup sugar
Heat almost to a boil.

Add 1 Cup of the warm milk to the melted chocolate.
Stir until smooth.
Gradually add the remaining milk, stirring until smooth.

1/2 Cup rum
1/2 Cup hazelnut liqueur
Heat through.

Ladle the hot chocolate into large mugs.
Top with 
a large dollop of whipped cream
grated milk chocolate (optional)
Insert a candy cane or cinnamon stick in each mug.

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