How To Make Orange Hot Chocolate Cocktails


How To Make Orange Hot Chocolate Cocktail


‘Hot chocolate pairs brilliantly with fruity liqueurs, and chocolate-orange is a distinctive and classic combination. It is said you eat with your eyes, so while this does taste delicious, make sure you style out your hot drinks too. The hit of orange liquor makes this warming, and it’s a great one for cosy nights in.’

Ingredient base for all drinks:

These are the base ingredients for all the enhanced hot chocolates. For vegan or vegetarian-friendly options, use plant-based milk such as Oatly Barista, as it works well in hot drinks and a dairy-free cocoa powder.


  • Drinking Cocoa Powder
  • Milk, heated gently on a stove, enough to fill the majority of your glass
  • Whipped cream (either from a can or whipped using an electric whisk.


  • Put milk into a pan and start to heat slowly.
  • Add cocoa powder (measurement according to packet).
  • Stir the mixture until heated and all combined.
  • Pour into your glass, leaving at least 0.5cm at the top of the glass.
  • Leave for 1 minute to settle, and add the whipped cream to a peak.
  • Now it’s time to decorate (see over the page).

Cocktail Ingredients:

  • 1-2 shots of orange liqueur, depending on your preferred strength (we suggest Cointreau or Grand Marnier).
  • To make this alcohol-free, use a Monin orange syrup).
  • Rita Farhi chocolate-dipped orange slice for decoration.
  • Zest of an orange.
  • Chocolate syrup to decorate


  • Make the hot chocolate according to the first part above.
  • Before adding cream, add in the shots of orange liqueur or syrup and mix.
  • Add whipped cream to the top. Now the fun starts.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup
  • Sprinkle the orange zest
  • Make a slice down the centre on the area of the orange not dipped in chocolate. Slicing through, split the slice, add to the top of the drink, and enjoy!