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Your New Favorite Adult Treat: Bacon Bourbon Hot Chocolate

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Bacon bourbon hot chocolate should be on the menu every night. 

So...then this recipe happened. Recently I was looking for different wild game recipes to make something out of with bourbon. I mean, how can that go wrong?

Somewhere in the mix I stumbled upon this recipe from Serious Eats. I knew immediately I had to try it. As you are about to see, bacon bourbon hot chocolate arrived in our house.

Follow along with this short video from my Facebook page. Once the recipe gets rolling, it comes together rather quickly and smells great in the process.

Just in case you need it, here's the actual recipe that I used for two cups of hot chocolate.

Bacon Bourbon Hot Chocolate


  • Bacon
  • Bourbon
  • Baileys
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 heap of dark cocoa
  • Small pinch cornstarch
  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate

Start out by placing several strips of bacon in the oven on a rack for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. While the bacon is cooking, bring 2 cups of milk to a simmer on the stove. Next, add in the chocolate and 1 tablespoon sugar and stir until melted.

When the bacon is finished and crisp, reserve 1 tablespoon fat and mix with a pinch of cornstarch. Add this mixture to the pot of hot chocolate and stir. Pour into cups and add in 1 shot of Baileys and 1 shot of your favorite bourbon. Top it all off with some marshmallows and a strip of bacon for even extra flavor.

Now this is an adult hot chocolate we can all get behind.


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Your New Favorite Adult Treat: Bacon Bourbon Hot Chocolate