Spiked White Hot Chocolate Recipe With Butterscotch Schnapps

Spiked White Hot Chocolate Recipe

Spiked White Hot Chocolate Recipe
Spiked White Hot Chocolate Recipe With Butterscotch Schnapps

This can be made with traditional hot chocolate or white hot chocolate.

Butterscotch Schnapps Spiked White Hot Chocolate is a delicious alternative to plain hot chocolate that will warm up those chilly nights when entertaining guests.

I love white hot chocolate, and this recipe makes it even more delicious.

Butterscotch Schnapps Spiked White Hot Chocolate

Spiked White Hot Chocolate Recipe With Butterscotch Schnapps

A sure-fire way to get your holiday season off to a great start is by drinking this hot beverage full of white chocolate, butterscotch Schnapps and rumchata!

Rumchata, a creamy spiced rum liqueur with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg that warms the body, is an ideal companion to delicious white chocolate this season.

Can you picture it? Sitting by the fireplace with a blanket wrapped around yourself. Sipping on a spiked white hot chocolate and watching as snow falls outside—all while looking at your beautiful Christmas tree!

Whether you’re sipping on it yourself or making a batch large enough for your entire holiday party, everyone will love this white hot chocolate!

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How To Make Spiked White Hot Cocoa

Spiked White Hot Chocolate Recipe With Butterscotch Schnapps

I'm delighted to have discovered a drink recipe that's not only simple, but also gorgeous and delicious—the perfect way for me to celebrate Christmas (or any other holiday season).

It is also the ideal beverage to enjoy while binge-watching all of your favorite holiday movies on the Hallmark Channel.

To make this hot cocoa recipe, you’ll need to first mix together the ingredients listed in the recipe card. Then add vanilla extract and alcohol—in our case butterscotch schnapps and rumchata—and stir gently with a cinnamon stick or candy cane for garnish.

And that's how you make a hot toddy for yourself!

Can I Make This Spiked White Hot Chocolate Alcohol-Free?

Spiked White Hot Chocolate Recipe With Butterscotch Schnapps

Yes, you can make this white hot chocolate drink without alcohol! To replicate the flavors of booze in this amazingly cozy drink, here are a couple great substitutes:

Butterscotch Schnapps Substitute: Butter Beer – muggles know it as butterscotch soda. This might make your drink a little fizzy, so if you want to avoid that try butterscotch syrup!

Spiced Rum Substitute: Use rum flavored syrup instead of the real stuff.

For both of these substitutes, you will use the same measurements used for the alcohol. If you try it and like it—be sure to let me know in the comments below!

Spiked White Hot Chocolate Variations

Spiked White Hot Chocolate Recipe With Butterscotch Schnapps

Eliminate the extra time and trouble of making this recipe from scratch by grabbing a box or can of your favorite hot cocoa mix instead.

I personally love Starbucks white hot chocolate mix—the salted caramel and dark chocolate are also really good.

Try it with flavored whipped cream: I’ve seen all the new favored whipped creams coming out, and they all sound so good! Caramel is my favorite—and I tried it on this recipe and it was PERFECTION!

You could use any store-bought whipped cream, or you could make your own by adding flavoring to unsweetened whipping cream.

Add a hot chocolate topper: While some people love whipped cream, others do not. But that doesn’t mean they should be left out when it comes at adding fun toppings on spiked holiday drinks.

Spiked White Hot Chocolate Recipe

Butterscotch Schnapps Spiked Hot Chocolate

Avatar For Randi OwsleyRandi Owsley
Delicious Spiked White Hot Chocolate Cocktail
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Person


  • 1 tablespoons Unsweetened cocoa powder or regular hot cocoa powder or white hot chocolate powder. remove sugar ingredient if using a hot cocoa mix with added sugar, unless you like it sweet!
  • 1 tablespoons Sugar if using unsweetened powder
  • 1 dash Salt
  • 1/2 cup Milk or soy milk if you like it extra creamy use 1/4 milk and 1/4 heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1.5 oz Spiced Rum or Rumchata
  • 1.5 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1 dash Orange bitters optional
  • 1 tablespoon Whipped Cream optional


  • Mix cocoa, sugar and salt in a large mug.
  • Heat milk on stovetop until hot, or in microwave on high for 1.5 minutes or until hot.
  • Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended.
  • Add vanilla extract, rum and schnapps to hot chocolate.
  • Optional: Add a dash of orange bitters, stir and top with whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and garnish with a cinnamon stick or candy cane
Keyword Butterscotch, Cocoa, Hot Chocolate, Rumchata, Schnapps, Spiced Rum, White Chocolate

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Spiked White Hot Chocolate Recipe With Butterscotch Schnapps

You don’t want to pass up this spiked white hot chocolate!

Who doesn’t love snuggling up by a fire with a nice warm cup of white hot chocolate as the snow falls outside? If that sounds like something you enjoy, then keep this recipe handy for next winter.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have and look forward to hearing what you think.