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Author Notes: An adult version of hot cocoa that replaces the marshmallow toppers with cognac and dark rum. This drink will keep you warm all through the winter. Yummm....I am thinking of making one now - oh wait, I am still at work. I am sure my boss will not mind if I promise to share. Just kidding ladies and gentlemen! Happy Holidays and enjoy all of the great hot toddies posted in the Annual Smackdown. —Table9
Serves 1 or 2 depending on how in need your guest is of a drink
- 4 tablespoons Processed Cocoa
- 2 tablespoons Raw Sugar
- 2 cups 2% Milk
- 1/4 cup Half and Half
- 1 teaspoon Real Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Meyers Dark Rum
- 1 teaspoon Cognac
- 1 Pinch of Freshly Grated Cinnamon
- 1 Pinch of Freshly Grated Nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon Zest of Blood Orange
- 1 Blood Orange Slice for garnish
- Preheat milk and half & half in a saucepan over medium heat. Add everything else, combine. Serve in mugs with orange slice on the side rim of each glass. You can also add a cinnamon stick if you so desire.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for A & M's Annual Smackdown / Your Best Hot Toddy