Mingo Hot Chocolate
The idea for hot chocolate came when Ellen watched Jim shovel the snow at the distillery and wanted to give him something special to warm him up. She remembered a date they had when they first met. They had gone cross-country skiing and ended in the resort lodge in front of a big fire. The hot chocolate they shared that day was thick and luscious and nicely spiked.
3 oz Liberty Pole Spirits Bourbon
1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 tsp chili powder 2 cups whole milk
Serving size: 2 drinks
Add the cocoa powder, chocolate chips, sugar, chili powder, and milk to a small saucepan. Heat over medium high, whisking constantly to dissolve the cocoa and sugar and melt the chips. Bring the hot chocolate to a steam–not a boil–then remove from heat. Add the bourbon and divide the hot chocolate between two mugs. Top with marshmallows and drizzle with caramel sauce.