It’s here. We’re at the end of January and we have finally come to the last hot cocoa recipe of Hot Cocoa Month. I haven’t posted any boozy hot cocoa recipes because you can easily add booze to every recipe posted this month! In fact, this Cherry Cordial Hot Cocoa can quickly become a cherry hot cocoa if you would prefer it. I also have one more hot cocoa surprise coming for you as part of the bonus recipes, so be sure to check back for that.
The end of hot cocoa month also means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I know people brush it off as a made-up holiday or a “Hallmark Holiday” or the joke about “Singles Awareness Day” but I love Valentine’s Day! Even if you’re not in a romantic relationship, there are still people in your life who love you and who you love, right?!
This milk is such a lovely shade of pink while it’s boiling, and cherry cordial is such a romantic flavor. The bourbon adds the perfect warmth to this sweet treat. I used a cherry bourbon to highlight the cherry flavor, but this would be delicious with any bourbon. Plus, hold on to the maraschino cherries because I’ll be sharing with you a recipe that uses them soon. Cozy up with your loved ones and enjoy this perfect Valentine’s Day delight!