Creating the ultimate hot chocolate bar
Cozying up indoors with a hot beverage in hand after spending the day outdoors is what Nordic winters are all about. Gather your friends and make some hot chocolate with all the treats together. Here’s how to get started:
Mugs & hot chocolate
You can’t have a hot chocolate party without…well hot chocolate (and mugs!). Clear out your cabinets and have mugs or heat-resistant glasses ready. If you want to impress your guests, why not make homemade hot chocolate instead of using a ready mix. You can prepare it in advance and pour it into a thermos, for instance, so it stays warm.
This is where it gets fun! Let your creativity run wild and gather various treats to spruce up your hot chocolates. Some of our favorites include:
Sauces and syrups such as chocolate or caramel
Coarse sea salt
Cocoa or cinnamon powder
There are so many great options to choose from when it comes to spicing up your hot chocolate with a splash of alcohol. For the ultimate Nordic hot cocoa experience, consider the products below.
Koskenkorva Salmiakki 30% 50 clSalty liquorice liqueur made with Scandinavia’s favorite salty candy.50 cl11.90€
Jaloviina Hanki 30% 50 clA fresh winter shot from Finland.50 cl12.90€
Jaloviina* 50 clAn ultimate favorite of the Finns.50 cl10.90€
Xanté Dark Chocolate 50 clXanté with chocolate.50 cl15.90€
Valhalla Herb Shot 35% 50 clHerb shot from the North.50 cl12.90€
Koskenkorva Minttu 35% 50 clThe perfect pepperminty after-ski drink.50 cl11.90€
Don’t forget the snacks! Hot chocolate is of course the star of the show, but good snacks tie it all together. Consider having cookies such as biscotti available – they are great for dipping into hot chocolate. You might also want to add something salty on the table to balance the sweetness.
Mixing a spiked hot chocolate is easy. You can just simply follow the ratio of 2 dl hot chocolate and 4 cl of the liqueur or other alcohol of your choosing. Try different combinations to find your favorite but remember to drink responsibly.