Guinness, Whiskey, Baileys, and Hot Chocolate

Winter Warmer – Boozy Hot Chocolate

Here at the Grape Vine Liquor Store we love the traditional winter beverages like the Hot Toddy or Mulled Cider. But sometimes we like to try something a little different or put a spin on an old favorite: hot chocolate. Here is a fun recipe we found on that is the perfect end to a great meal or a nice reward after shoveling the driveway.

Guinness, Whiskey, and Baileys Hot Chocolate


1 (12-ounce) bottle Guinness
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
pinch kosher salt
3 cups whole milk
4 ounces milk chocolate chips
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
4 ounces Bailey’s
4 ounces Irish whiskey


  1. In a medium saucepan, cook Guinness over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In medium saucepan, stir cocoa with sugar and salt. Stir in milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Heat over medium heat until, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Gently whisk to completely homogenize mixture.
  3. Add Bailey’s followed by reduced Guinness and whiskey. Using a hand blender, milk frother, or whisk, whisk until frothy, pour into individual serving cups, and serve immediately.

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