Chilly Winter weather means lots of warm-you-up liquids — be it creamy soups , steaming coffee, or rich hot cocoa for a sweet treat. If you're looking for some ways to keep hot chocolate from being ho-hum, I've gathered together recipes that will add a kick to your cup of cocoa. From liqueur to spices, here are 10 ways to jazz up your hot chocolate.
Mint Hot Chocolate
This simple recipe  uses peppermint extract to give the drink its seasonal flavor.
Mayan Hot Chocolate
Inspired by the movie Chocolat, Mayan hot chocolate  has a nutty, spicy bend.
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This hot coconut cocktail  is slope-ready with peach schnapps and coconut rum in it. Yum!
Mexican Spiced Hot Cocoa
Cinnamon and chipotle pepper spice up regular hot chocolate in this Mexican hot chocolate recipe .
Grasshopper Hot Chocolate
A spiked, toasty version  of the mint and chocolate drink.
With coffee and brandy mixed in, this is a hot cocoa recipe  I can really get behind!
Nougat Hot Chocolate
Honey and almond  hot cocoa is more like a dessert than a drink.
White Hot Chocolate
Using white chocolate  instead of milk or dark gives steamy cocoa an unexpected twist.
Hot Caramel Chocolate
Caramel and chocolate  are a match made in heaven in this finger-warming beverage.
Hot Chocolate Bar
Or just put together a hot chocolate bar  with fixings like candy, liqueur, and espresso for houseguests to create their own creative concoctions.