TWISTED HOT CHOCOLATE // with spiced vodka from

Spiked Hot Chocolate

I’m not a huge drinker these days, mainly because I’m so sleep deprived these days it just makes me tired (the younger me would be horrified by this person I’ve become), but the festive season just wouldn’t be as, well, festive without a tipple or two, right?

OH and I have a little bit of a routine going now – we stock up on couple of bottles of our favourite wines (white for me, red for him) and splash out on a bottle of liquor: a couple of years ago it was a fancy bottle of whiskey, last year it was Crystal Head vodka.

We usually spend Christmas at OH’s Grandad’s farmhouse in rural Devon, so once the girls are in bed we pour ourselves a glass over loads of ice. Then we sit in front of the roaring open fire, while the wind whistles wildly outside. Perfect. 

We both have jobs that get busier in December, so it’s always a bit of a panic to get everything sorted before we drive down. We’ve relied on door-to-door delivery services for our groceries and present shopping since the girls were born, so it made perfect sense for us to also have our drinks come to us. is the UK’s leading online drinks retailer. On their site you won’t find the largest range of beers, wines and spirits, rather you’ll find a carefully chosen selection, all of which have been highly recommended and personally tested by the team. They’re competitively priced (no sneaky padding so you actually end up paying a premium) and delivered to your door the very next day for just £4.95, or free for orders over £100.

We were sent a bottle of Two Birds Christmas Spiced Vodka to try the delivery service and kick off the festive season. I decided to give it a mid-week tweak by making Twisted Hot Chocolate: I heated almond milk, and added two tablespoons of Green & Black organic hot chocolate powder. I added a slug of the spiced vodka, and topped it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed Flake.

A deliciously decadent winter treat; after all, they don’t call it Christmas ‘spirit’ for nothing…

Twisted Hot Chocolate



  1. ashleigh allan - December 8, 2015 reply

    White russian style sounds amazing so would do that!

  2. I like the sound of the Twisted Hot Chocolate :o)

  3. GEOFF WICKENS - December 9, 2015 reply


  4. Would like to try in a Twisted Hot Chocolate yum

  5. White Russians are delicious!

  6. sarah coggins - December 9, 2015 reply

    with lemonade

  7. The twisted hot chocolate looks amazing.

  8. Steven Appleton - December 9, 2015 reply

    I’d be tempted to drink it neat 🙂

  9. Love the idea of twisted hot choclate 🙂 and some will be with lemonade xx

  10. I’d add a dash of cranberry, a stick of cinnamon and some crushed ice.

  11. Suzanne Drummond - December 9, 2015 reply

    twisted hot chocolate sounds fab

  12. Marylyn Hammersley - December 9, 2015 reply

    I have never tried it before, but your twisted hot chocolate sounds like it could be a favourite.

  13. slowly

  14. Kirsti Peters - December 9, 2015 reply

    Out of a glass…lol..seriously I would just have it over ice or those whisky stones that are like ice but don’t melt.

  15. I was go for the ginger ale and a squeeze of fresh lime option

  16. Sabine Bassler - December 9, 2015 reply

    I’ll start with neat and then start experimenting!

  17. Kristina Trick - December 9, 2015 reply

    I love your white Russian style suggestion.

  18. Jasmine Taylor - December 9, 2015 reply

    I would have it mixed in with mulled wine. Mixing my spirits with alcohol!!

  19. Neat to get the real flavour

  20. Over ice with lime

  21. The twisted hot chocolate sounds good!

  22. Probably with Pepsi Max, I know it’s not very classy or exciting but it’s my favourite drink.
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  23. laura stewart - December 9, 2015 reply

    has to be neat to get full flavour 🙂

  24. I drink it straight

  25. georgina prince (was Davies) - December 9, 2015 reply

    in my oreo hot chocolate lol x

  26. I would have to try the Twisted Hot Chocolate you mentioned….It sounds amazing 😀
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  27. straight with ice

  28. With cola and friends!

  29. On the rocks

  30. I would just add some orange juice or lemonade

  31. kellyjo walters - December 9, 2015 reply

    just over ice

  32. Olga carpenter - December 9, 2015 reply

    With lemonade

  33. Over Ice

  34. i would turn it in to a black russian

  35. Similar to your hot chocolate, I would have it with chocolate milk and a dollop of good salted caramel ice cream

  36. I’d have to try it as it is neat and go from there x

  37. in a hot chocolate.

  38. samantha price - December 9, 2015 reply

    gosh dont know would have to decide on the day

  39. ruth robinson - December 9, 2015 reply

    with diet coke ice and a straw

  40. In some coke 😉 #NotClassy

  41. Neat or with ice 😀
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  42. I would mix it with warm apple juice with spices (what Americans call ‘cider’); I bet it would be delish!

  43. I would drink it in front of the fire with the christmas lights twinkling whilst watching a christmas movie

  44. William Gould - December 9, 2015 reply

    I love vodka with tonic!

  45. Abigail Cullen - December 10, 2015 reply

    I would try it with coke.

  46. Dylan Calderon - December 10, 2015 reply

    I’d try my best to drink it neat! 🙂

  47. In a Black Russian.

  48. Matt McAndrew - December 10, 2015 reply

    Down the hatch!

  49. twisted hot chocolate sounds interesting x

  50. chilled with ice

  51. probably sounds weird but i feel like i’d like to add a splash to tea over christmas
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  52. Laura Pritchard - December 10, 2015 reply

    In a naughty version of hot chocolate!

  53. Chrissie Curtis - December 10, 2015 reply

    on Ice with a Splash of Lemonade!

  54. Chocolate and vodka, sounds perfect and of course purely medicinal!

  55. Andy Kadir-Buxton - December 10, 2015 reply

    With fresh lime juice, great.

  56. Twisted hot chocolate mmmmmmmmmm

  57. With lemonade

  58. MANDY DOHERTY - December 10, 2015 reply

    The Twisted Hot Chocolate

  59. with lemonade and ice 🙂
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  60. Natalie Crossan - December 10, 2015 reply

    On the rocks!

  61. Lynsey Buchanan - December 11, 2015 reply

    I would drink it on ice

  62. Rachel Stephenson - December 11, 2015 reply

    In my coffee hot or cold

  63. Angela treadway - December 11, 2015 reply

    The twisted hot chocolate sounds lush would give that a try! X

  64. Would have it with just a splash of lemonade

  65. I would have it over drunken ice cream

  66. With lemonade and lime!

  67. ROSEMARY SHEEHAN - December 12, 2015 reply

    A creamy Latte

  68. ROBERT MCINTOSH - December 12, 2015 reply

    I would give it a go straight from the freezer

  69. Suzanne O'Neill - December 12, 2015 reply

    With lots of ice and ginger ale

  70. Michelle O'Neill - December 12, 2015 reply

    with lemonade

  71. I do love hot chocolate so I’d have to go for the twisted hot chocolate <3

  72. claire griffiths - December 13, 2015 reply

    the twisted hot choc sounds delicious

  73. quickly before my hubby spotted the bottle!! only joking i would make a yummy cranberry and oj combo for a xmas punch with soda water

  74. As described with the chocolate sounds delicious

  75. In coffee with whipped cream

  76. I’d have it with a bit of lemonade

  77. I’d drink it with a splash of lemonade, sitting in my comfy chair with my feet up!

  78. Very slowly

  79. Beky Austerberry - December 13, 2015 reply

    the twisted hot chocolate sounds fabtastic – would have it like that

  80. mmmm vodka!

  81. White Russian sounds great

  82. kate kathurima - December 13, 2015 reply

    neat or with diet coke

  83. Str8888 up

  84. Lucia Critchley - December 13, 2015 reply

    over ice 🙂

  85. in hot chocolate!

  86. nicola clarkson - December 13, 2015 reply

    I would try it in hot chocolate, love it with baileys

  87. With lemonade, or straight on the rocks!
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  88. Jess Mandeville - December 13, 2015 reply

    I think I’d try your Twisted Hot Chocolate first – it sounds yummy

  89. Twisted hot choclate is very tempting xx

  90. copiously

  91. Daniel Stacey - December 14, 2015 reply

    Over ice

  92. Straight up! Though the hot chocolate sounds lush 😉

  93. Rhiannon Hendry - December 14, 2015 reply

    Wow that hot chocolate looks amazing! I would definitely love to try that!

  94. kaye talvilahti - December 14, 2015 reply

    Cold Ice and a hot man!

  95. Phyllis Ellett - December 14, 2015 reply

    As I am a massive Pimm’s fan, I would experiment to make a ‘new’ cocktail.

  96. In a large glass over ice!

  97. i’d try with lemonade 🙂

  98. Probably with coke or perhaps over vanilla ice cream

  99. Julie Edwards - December 14, 2015 reply

    I would love to try the Twisted Hot Chocolate

  100. I think it would give my hot chocolate a tasty kick

  101. Mandi Davison - December 14, 2015 reply

    Love the sound of the Hot 🙂

  102. chilled from the freezer

  103. Catriona Hutchinson - December 14, 2015 reply

    Like a French coffee

  104. In a Black Russian.

  105. With lemonade and lime x

  106. my partner x

  107. Wow that sounds amazing. I’d drink it in coffee for a warm festive cheer

  108. Chris Andrews - December 15, 2015 reply

    How would you drink your Xmas spiced vodka? . . . . . with friends

  109. twisted hot chocolate sounds brilliant

  110. With ice

  111. Steven Montgomery - December 15, 2015 reply

    With cranberry juice 🙂

  112. Jamie Gallant - December 15, 2015 reply

    I would try it with a dash of ice

  113. donna l jones - December 15, 2015 reply

    with coke

  114. with some lemonade

  115. Karen Louise wright - December 15, 2015 reply

    I would love to try it with the twisted hot chocolate x

  116. I’d drink it with ice.

  117. with baileys

  118. straight up if I keep been this stressed lol x

  119. It sounds so nice in a hot chocolate that I think I will actually make the same.

  120. tracey grevatt - December 15, 2015 reply

    with my family

  121. The twisted hot chocolate methinks

  122. With lemonade would be nice

  123. On ice

  124. With soda

  125. Twisted hot chocolate sounds pretty good to me

  126. kristin burdsall - December 15, 2015 reply

    I think i might give it a try in my usual vodka martini 🙂

  127. with diet cola

  128. In Hot Chocolate – Super Festive 🙂

  129. irene gilmour - December 15, 2015 reply

    with ice we would keep it for new year when the family are up from wales so we could all try it together

  130. White Russian-style

  131. With some lemonade

  132. With some warm apple juice 🙂

  133. with tonic and a slice

  134. Neat, sipped from a shot glass 🙂 sounds delicious

  135. Id have it with lemonade 🙂

  136. Lyndsey Beckford - December 15, 2015 reply

    With Coke I think 🙂

  137. I’d have it with lemonade, ice and a slice of lemon 🙂

  138. Teresa sheldon - December 15, 2015 reply

    I think I’d like it over crushed ice on its own that way you could really taste the spices

  139. Heather Crowe - December 16, 2015 reply

    Oh my gosh, that sounds so delish! I would definitely have it in some hot chocolate.. it would be so tasty in a trifle too!

  140. With Ice.

  141. In a few large shots

  142. claire little - December 16, 2015 reply

    twisted hot chocolate

  143. Charmian Filewood - December 16, 2015 reply

    I would make it into a daiquiri of some sorts with lime juice, lemonade and some honey to bring out the spice from it

  144. alice lightning - December 16, 2015 reply

    OH MY, THE TWISTED HOT CHOC ooh sound dreamy lovely giveaway

  145. a coffee latte
    with cream

  146. zoe somerfield - December 16, 2015 reply

    Twisted hot chocolate sounds yummy

  147. KIMBERLEY RYAN - December 16, 2015 reply

    Oh a nice coffee liqueur

  148. Oh This Looks Lush Entered x Good Luck Guys xxx

  149. I Would Have It On The Rocks xxx

  150. With ice

  151. christine reid - December 16, 2015 reply

    In a shot glass 🙂 Then I`d try the white russian

  152. Samantha Mann - December 16, 2015 reply

    With lemonade and ice <3

  153. Poured over icecream!!

  154. Greig spencer - December 16, 2015 reply

    white Russian style

  155. Jill Fairbanks - December 16, 2015 reply

    Twisted hot chocolate

  156. hayley cooper - December 16, 2015 reply

    in a hot chocolate would be lovely!!! 🙂

  157. The twisted hot chocolate definitely sounds amazing. I can’t get enough hot chocolate this time of year so added alcohol can only make it better! xx

  158. If my son saw it I wouldn’t be drinking any of it, but I would drink it neat if I could get my hands on it first

  159. lynne burbank - December 16, 2015 reply

    with lemonade – yum yum

  160. Just as it comes over ice

  161. Neill Johnstone - December 16, 2015 reply

    from the bottle 😉

  162. Oh yes that twisted hot chocolate is definitely the drink for me!! Warm and fuzzy 🙂 Mim x #brilliantblogposts
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  163. Michelle Crowe - December 16, 2015 reply

    Ooh that looks so festive and delicious 🙂 Cheers!

  164. Little bit of cranberry juice, little bit of ginger ale..
    On ice x

  165. Becca Staples - December 16, 2015 reply

    With coke, watching movies with my partner x

  166. elaine stokes - December 16, 2015 reply

    over ice and nothing else

  167. Just the thing for my sister

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  169. Chris Fletcher - December 16, 2015 reply

    White Russian style sounds delicious!

  170. I would try it on it’s own with ice and a slice of Lime,if it’s too strong then I’d add a little coke to it,Merry Christmas x

  171. Proberly from a wine glass to with lots of ice

  172. Straight from the bottle so I can appreciate the taste!

  173. Dee Sherwood Wallace - December 16, 2015 reply

    I would try it with Ginger Ale, lots of ice and a twist of orange.

  174. in my hot chocolate!

  175. christine westlake - December 16, 2015 reply

    on ice and slowly to make the most of it

  176. Vera Bahounkova - December 16, 2015 reply

    With ice of course

  177. Sounds tasty

  178. Kerry Elsworth - December 16, 2015 reply

    On ice watching tv relaxing

  179. With lemonade

  180. I don’t even need a moment to think, I’d copy your hot chocolate omg!!!

  181. I would pour some on my Christmas pud x Drink it with lemonade too x

  182. Over ice, with a splash of lemonade

  183. over ice, with maybe a splash of coke

  184. A Vodka that’s spiced Oh that sounds nice X

  185. Teaspoon of spiced rum, 2 tablespoons of Malibu and 3 ice cubes. REPEAT.

  186. I love White Russians so would love to try that with this.

  187. Cheryl Gauden - December 16, 2015 reply

    i would make shots with it jelly shots

  188. In hot chocolate everytime.nommy nom noms!!!!

  189. Rebecca hussey - December 16, 2015 reply

    With ice x

  190. Herbert Appleby - December 16, 2015 reply

    I’d look up a nice warming cocktail to sip on and add this for a Christmas twist

  191. Debbie Preston - December 16, 2015 reply

    Your Twisted Hot Chocolate sounds delicious

  192. With ice x

  193. Whipped Cream and Crumbled Flake sounds amazing!

  194. Natalie Gillham - December 16, 2015 reply

    I would experiment by trying to make different cocktails with it using fresh fruit juices 🙂

  195. With ginger ale sounds nice

  196. Rachel Butterworth - December 16, 2015 reply

    Straight Up.

  197. Miss Tracy Hanson - December 16, 2015 reply

    Very tempted to try the “Twisted Hot Chocolate” but quite fancy trying it with coke although that might be a bit weird. 🙂

  198. Kate Rampersad - December 16, 2015 reply

    Not sure, would have to try it first…

  199. Donna Caldwell - December 16, 2015 reply

    I would give the twisted hit chocolate a go it sounds yummy

  200. WITH ICE

  201. Lemonade and Ice

  202. Louise Bridgwater - December 17, 2015 reply

    It’d be rude not to try the twisted hot choc!

  203. Margery Lumsdaine - December 17, 2015 reply

    neat, or maybe with ginger ale, but the twisted hot chocolate sounds interesting so I might step out of my comfort zone and give it ago 🙂

  204. melanie horbury - December 17, 2015 reply

    with ice and possibly tonic water or lemonade

  205. sue mcdermott - December 17, 2015 reply

    twisted hot choc

  206. David Greenhalgh - December 17, 2015 reply

    A drop of ginger ale for me

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