Christmas Eve Hot Chocolate

Christmas Eve Hot ChocolateRecipe
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.