During this time of year, there’s a little bit of celebrating going on. And by “a little bit”, I mean a whole lot. One of our past times is spending time with family but also indulging in treats that we normally do not allow ourselves to have the rest of the year. One of these things is spiking warm drinks – in this case, our hot chocolates. There really is only one type of alcohol you should be spiking your hot chocolates with and that’s whisky.

I can’t think of a better brand than Famous Grouse to mix with. Not only for hot chocolates, but for drinks in general. It’s honestly been my go to for mixing cocktails for when I have guests.


The hot chocolate recipe I used was from bon appétit, but I made some adjustments to it. You can find the original recipe on their website here.

Here’s how I made mine:

Whisky Hot Chocolate

Servings: 2 mugs


1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 Purdy’s Milk Chocolate Bars (50 g/1.7 oz per bar)
1 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
Pinch of pink salt
2 ounces of Famous Grouse scotch whisky
Marshmallows (optional)


1. In a small pot, simmer milk and cinnamon.

2. Whisk in chocolate (chopped up), sugar and salt until mixture is smooth and creamy.

3. Pour into a measuring cup and add whisky, stir.

4. Pour into serving mugs. Top with marshmallows.

Disclosure: Please note that I was sent a bottle of Famous Grouse to use for editorial purposes. I was not paid or obligated to write this post and all opinions are my own.