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Boozy Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Spice up your hot cocoa game with this Boozy Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate. This cozy fall drink is an amazing way to enjoy hot chocolate and a little bit of bourbon.

If you love pumpkin spice, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like my Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls, Buttermilk Pumpkin Waffles, or my Pumpkin Spice Crinkle Cookies.

how to make a boozy pumpkin spice hot chocolate

Why You'll Love This Recipe

This Boozy Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is warm and comforting. I use milk chocolate as oppose to cocoa powder or dark chocolate so it's incredibly light, which pairs so well with the pumpkin spice.

I make my Homemade Whipped Cream and the whipped cream just melts into the cocoa, which is always my favorite part! I love serving this with a cinnamon stick as you can stir it up and add a bit more spice to your cocktail.

how to make a boozy pumpkin spice hot chocolate

Ingredients for Boozy Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Mama Ganache Organic Milk Chocolate

Costco Kirkland Organic Cane Sugar

Frontier Co-Op Organic Pumpkin Spice

Organic Bourbon

Homemade Whipped Cream

Organic Cinnamon Sticks

Why Organic

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

how to make a boozy pumpkin spice hot chocolate

Boozy Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



This fall cocktail will warm you up, with the addition of bourbon and pumpkin spice in a hot chocolate – this fall cocktail is sure to be a hit.


  • Hot Chocolate
  • 2 cups organic milk

  • 14 grams (1 1/2 tablespoons) organic milk chocolate, chopped

  • 14 grams (1 tablespoon) organic cane sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon organic pumpkin spice (like Frontier Co-Op)

  • 3 ounces organic bourbon (2 shots)

  • Topping Ideas
  • Organic Whipped Cream

  • Organic Vanilla Bean Marshmallows (recipe can be found in The Mountain Baker)

  • Organic cinnamon stick, for garnish

  • Sprinkle of pumpkin spice


  • Add the milk, milk chocolate, cane sugar, and pumpkin spice to a 2-quart pot and put over high heat. Add in the drink thermometer. Whisk until all ingredients are combined and the chocolate and sugar has melted completely. Continue to whisk until it reaches 140°F to 160°F. Remove from heat.
  • In two mugs, add 1 1/2 ounces (1 shot) of bourbon into each. Pour hot chocolate over top.
  • Add desired toppings.


  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

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