>If there’s one day when you can indulge in a warm, delicious, chocolaty cocktail, it’s Valentine’s Day, right? That’s why we reached out to Trisha Antonsen, the chief cocktail officer at Drizly, an on-demand alcohol delivery service, to find a luxurious adult beverage that doubles as dessert. Since this weekend is also a popular winter getaway, Antonsen recommended that we make a traditional après ski concoction. The Blanche Chaude, a popular post-skiing treat in the French and Swiss Alps, is made with Chartreuse, a potent, naturally green liqueur made from 130 herbs and plants that are macerated and steeped for eight hours. Chartreuse’s recipe is only known to a group of Carthusian monks, who have been producing the spirit since 1737. If you’ve never had it, I highly recommend investing in a bottle and using it to make this delightful drink. Cheers!
>Ingredients for Blanche Chaude:
style="padding-left: 30px;">2 oz. green Chartreuse liqueur
style="padding-left: 30px;">4 oz. hot chocolate (recipe below)
style="padding-left: 30px;">Whipped cream, for serving
>Directions for Blanche Chaud:
>Combine ingredients in a mug, stir, and then top with whipped cream.
>Ingredients for hot chocolate:
style="padding-left: 30px;">4 cups whole milk
style="padding-left: 30px;">1 11-oz. bag white or dark chocolate chips
style="padding-left: 30px;">1 tsp. vanilla extract
>Directions for hot chocolate:
>Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 bag white or dark chocolate chips (11 ounces) and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and stir until melted, cooking until bubbles form around the edge of the pan. Do not boil. Serve immediately.
>Serve the drink in these pretty, monogrammed mugs.
>What chocolate treats will you indulge in this Valentine’s Day? Share with us in the comments!