On the Rocks: Chocoletto

February 13

This week we’re getting our cocktail on early (who else is excited that this is a long weekend?) and I have one more spiked hot chocolate idea that I’m calling the Chocoletto. To make it you need:

- glass of your favorite hot cocoa

- 1 shot of amaretto

- 1/2 shot tres leches

Garnish with some shaved chocolate and enjoy!

On the Rocks: Spiked Orange Hot Chocolate

February 08

With Valentine’s Day just on the horizon, how about a spicy dark hot chocolate (this one by Jessica Foster) spiked with Cointreau to share with your beau?

Simply mix up your favorite hot cocoa and add a one shot of  Cointreau for a burst of orange flavor. Garnish with a marshmallow and orange twist. Enjoy!

And more chocolate and Valentine’s Day goodness can be found right here:

A mid-century hot chocolate bar

A pop up chocolate shop by Elizabeth Colling is coming to Santa Barbara!

Chocolate ice cream float with eggnog

A DIY valentine’s day table

A French Chocolate & Blue inspiration board

Brown butter chocolate chip cookies stuffed with caramel

The art of handmade truffles

Mudslide Milkshake

Peppermint Hot Chocolate


On The Rocks: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

December 02

Hello again to all of you SB Chic fans! After taking a brief hiatus, I’ve been concocting another slew of tasty treats to enjoy this winter. Today is one of my absolute favorites of the batch. With the Christmas parade tonight…I plan to be sipping on one of these bad boys throughout the night. Enjoy!


~1 1/2 shot of Peppermint Schnapps

~1 cup of steamed milk

~1 scoop of unsweetened cocoa powder

~Sugar (to taste)

*Steam milk, add cocoa powder and sugar (Go easy on the sugar because the Peppermint Schnapps is pretty sweet), add Schnapps and garnish with whipped cream and marshmallows. If you’re in a pinch, a packet of hot chocolate mix will work just fine.


Photo by the great Tim Halberg and jewelry provided by 33 Jewels. And to see even more On the Rocks cocktail ideas they’re right here.