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:
2 oz. green Chartreuse liqueur
4 oz. hot chocolate (recipe below)
Whipped cream, for serving
Directions for Blanche Chaud:
Combine ingredients in a mug, stir, and then top with whipped cream.
Ingredients for hot chocolate:
4 cups whole milk
1 11-oz. bag white or dark chocolate chips
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!