Spiked hot chocolate

Spiked hot chocolate

  • serves 1
  • Easy

Comforting, boozy hot chocolate recipe from Mr Lyan's book Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends (£20, Lincoln)



  • chartreuse 1 tbsp
  • poire william 1 tbsp
  • unrefined sugar 1 tsp
  • whole milk 100ml
  • vanilla salt a pinch (vanilla pod split and infused into sea salt for at least a day)
  • dark chocolate 30g
  • nutmeg or cinnamon to serve


  • Step 1

    Pour the chartreuse and poire william into a pre-warmed mug. Add the sugar, milk, vanilla salt and chocolate to a pan and heat, whisking constantly but taking care not to let it boil. When gently steaming, pour over the liqueurs in your mug and top with some freshly grated nutmeg or cinnamon.

    Recipe taken from Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends is published by Frances Lincoln, £20.

    Photograph: Kim Lightbody