Christmas Eve Hot Chocolate

Christmas Eve Hot Chocolate Recipe
Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living


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.

Nick Mautone and Marah Stets,

Raising the Bar (Artisan, 2004),

Coastal Living

December 2009
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