Spiked Festive Cocoa

Rating (6)
“Rich creamy chocolate meets a little bit of classic vodka to keep your spirits bright.”
– Laila Grainawi

Iced Recipe

  • 1.50 oz Vodka
  • 1.50 Milk/milk substitute (not included)
  • 2 tbsp Premium cocoa mix*
  • 6 drops Cherry bark vanilla bitters
  • 1 pinch Salt
Garnish: 1 tbsp mini marshmallows
Required Bar Tools: Jigger or Measuring Cup, Cobbler shaker, Fine mesh strainer or tea strainer
Glass: Collins

Hot Recipe

  • 2 tbsp Premium cocoa mix*
  • 4.00 oz Hot water (not included)
  • 1.50 oz Vodka
  • 6 drops Cherry bark vanilla bitters
  • 1 pinch Salt
Garnish: 1 tbsp mini marshmallows
Required Bar Tools: Jigger or Measuring cup, Bar spoon or teaspoon
Glass: Irish Coffee Mug
* Allergen: Contains milk powder, coconut oil

Each box includes all ingredients including garnish. Bar tools and glassware not included but can be ordered separately.

All orders for alcohol are fulfilled by Keystone Wine and Spirits, LLC.

 Iced Recipe

  1. Chill Collins Glass  by placing in fridge/freezer or by filling with ice water and setting aside for 5 minutes (optional.)
  2. Measure and add all provided ingredients (excluding garnish), plus your choice of milk or milk substitute (almond, coconut, or water) to Cobbler Shaker.
  3. Fill shaker with ice, place top of Cobbler Shaker back on the shaker, and shake vigorously for 10 seconds to incorporate cocoa powder.
  4. Remove Collins Glass from fridge/freezer or if using ice water, empty glass.
  5. Double strain shaken cocktail into glass. (Note: To double strain, pour contents of Cobbler Shaker through a fine mesh strainer or tea strainer, into the glass).
  6. Top with fresh ice and garnish with mini marsh- mallows.
  7. Cheers!

Hot Recipe

  1. Fill Irish Coffee Mug with boiling water and set aside for 1 minute or 2 to warm (optional).
  2. Empty Irish Coffee Mug and measure and add cocoa mix and hot water to the mug.
  3. Stir with a Bar spoon or teaspoon until cocoa mix is completely dissolved and well combined.
  4. Measure and add all remaining ingredients (except for garnish) to Irish Coffee Mug.
  5. Stir again to incorporate and garnish with mini marshmallows.
  6. Cheers!
  • 1 Vodka (375ml bottle)
  • 1 Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters (30ml bottle)
  • 1 Salt
  • 1 Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1 Premium Cocoa Mix

Kit contains instructions and supplies for both the hot and iced versions!

Sweetness Level
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Per Cocktail
6 Cocktails per order*
*Tip to bartender, Taxes & Delivery Included

Laila Grainawi
Cocktail Courier | Chicago
Laila Grainawi has always been a creative soul. When she graduated from art school (MICA) she started working as a graphic designer and a knitwear designer in N...

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Reviews (6)

Very Tasty!

I appreciated both hot and cold recipes but preferred the hot! I typically don’t like drinks as sweet but the cocoa and bitters made a good flavor.

Justin L.

First of all, I am a huge fan of any shipment coming from Laila G’s brain. Every shipment I have received from her has been an interesting concoction of delicious proportions. So, I have to admit that I was less than impressed with this solid, but uninspired entry to the Laila G canon. Please take this review with a grain of salt…I imagine that dreaming up a holiday themed cocktail that meets all the varied palettes is a tough call. We first tried the hot version. I’ll admit that the vanilla cherry bitters will be included form here on out with ALL hot chocolate whether it is boozy or not! What a lovely addition! But the hot chocolate cocktail itself was…fine. Solid. Not the amazing delight I have come to expect. I will say that I did try the chilled version of this cocktail (with milk and double strained as suggested) and have to admit that THIS version of the old classic was much tastier! Like I said, fine, but not inspired! I look forward to this coming month’s shipment!

Pearl R.
Adult hot chocolate

What’s not to like about booze and chocolate? I like that we were given both a hot and cold recipe – I tried them both! Very good but a bit simplistic. I would have liked to taste the cherry bark more or something else that made these drinks a little more unique.

Danielle F.
yum yum

It was so yummy. Friends and I enjoyed every last drop!

Mary L.
Surprisingly delicious

Really nice, tasted better than I thought. I never would have expected it to taste so nice. I love vodka love hot chocolate and still I was absolutely surprised about the taste. Smooth sweet and a taste of alcohol

Ok honestly when I first got the box I was like…” REALLY… Hot chocolate and vodka and ughh Stolis vodka I have better vodka in my home bar. Ok what’s the big deal here. Hot chocolate and vodka”.

I have to honestly tell you I begrudgingly read the recipes with a frown on my face thinking” maybe this wasn’t a good idea this liquor in a box thing” I made the recipe ( cold first) then let the glass sit there, just sit there. Then I thought” might as well taste it” I drank the drink as Soon as I tasted it I was like WOW. The drink is smooth sweet Everything I like in a drink. And it’s Stoli.

I’m extremely excited happy about my liquor in a box. Can’t wait till next month. Such a simply classic surprisingly smart play on old stand by favorites- really great drink. Thank you Amazing bartender, a humblest thank you.

You have proven why looks can be deceiving.

Blessings peace and power,

Lorraine Battle

Lorraine B.

Festive winter drink, loved the marshmallows, but overall a generic drink. I felt that I could have made this at home with ingredients I already have, this was not a high end cocktail that I look forward to with Cocktail Courier.

Kristine L.