Christmas Eve Hot Chocolate

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Christmas Eve Hot ChocolateRecipe
Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
Makes 8 servings


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12 ounces strong black coffee
8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup sugar
3 ounces coffee liqueur
3 ounces dark crème de cacao
2 ounces grappa or brandy
Whipped cream


Combine coffee, chopped dark chocolate, and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate has melted. Stir in coffee liqueur, dark crème de cacao, and grappa or brandy. Serve in tiny espresso cups topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Reprinted with permission from Raising the Bar (Artisan, 2004) by Nick Mautone with Marah Stets.

Created date

November 2010