Boozy Spiced Hot Chocolate


We love our cocktails here at Lost but the majority of them are more suited to Summer weather and fruits so we were jumping for joy when we discovered this "cocktail" which is pretty much a very grown-up hot chocolate. Using an exquisite locally made product, Atelier Botanica, this is simply THE most delicious hot pick-me-up on a cold, rainy day. Or a cold, sunny day. Or if its snowing...

Belvedere Social will be hosting a daily aperitivo during the Swiss Italian Festa, from 4-6pm, with Salvatore Rossano (piano accordion) and Emiliano Beltzer (guitar) playing Southern Italian songs from 4.30pm on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October.

1 heaped tablespoon Atelier Botanica Spiced Dark Chocolate

280ml pure harvest coco quench* (or your favourite milk)
2 tablespoons coconut cream (optional)
30ml kahlua
30ml vodka

Heat milk, coconut cream and dark chocolate in a saucepan until steaming (not boiling).
Do this gently to ensure that all of the dark chocolate melts (this gorgeous hot chocolate mix
has loads of chocolate chunks - not just powder).

Add the kahlua and vodka and blend until fluffy. 

Pour into preheated mugs and garnish with a stick of cinnamon. 

You can pretty much substitute this for any coconut milk - this was the one we loved the most and if you don't add the coconut cream, it doesnt actually taste like coconut at all. It's a great way of accommodating friends who are lactose intolerant!

Atelier Botanica are located in Glenlyon also do a great range of chai's and tumeric latte blends. All positively scrumptious!

Head to their website to order online or find local stockists. We love picking ours up at Glenlyon General Store or at DOS Deli in Daylesford.