Dad’s Hot Chocolate

Dad's Hot Chocolate
Dad’s Hot Chocolate by Justin Taylor. Danika Sea photo.

4 oz 70 per cent dark baking chocolate
3 tbsp cocoa powder
0.5 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
8 cups whole milk
1 cup Fernet Branca
0.5 cup peppermint liqueur
12 dashes Angostura Bitters
marshmallows or whipped cream for garnish (optional)
shaved tonka bean for garnish (optional)

Add chocolate, cocoa powder, milk, sugar and salt to a medium saucepan and heat gently, stirring constantly. As the mixture reaches a slow boil, remove from heat and add liquor. Pour into mugs and garnish with whipped cream or marshmallows, and shaved tonka bean. Makes 8 cups.

­—by Justin Taylor

Read more about the inspiration behind this cocktail here.

Make these other chocolate inspired cocktails:
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