Today I’m joining up with a group of great bloggers to share our favorite Lush Libations for the holidays.

Lush Libations blog circle

I had big plans to adapt this Vanilla Bean Dirty Shirley Temple into a Chocolate Covered Cherry cocktail using chocolate vodka. But, life had other plans for me. Namely: The Flu.

Instead of spending time as a savvy cocktail mixologist, all I wanted to do was lay on the couch and sip a hot toddy-type drink to soothe my sore throat.

Whether you’re under the weather or just want to warm up from cold weather, give this creamy hot chocolate a try:

Kris Kringle Kocoa 

I whipped my favorite hot chocolate, Williams-Sonoma Rich & Creamy Hot Chocolate (“luscious bittersweet chocolate shavings”), into steaming hot milk.

Next I added a shot of 360 Double Chocolate Vodka (“The world’s first eco-friendly vodka, made from quadruple-distilled, five-times filtered vodka.”).

Then, I topped it two ways:

Whipped cream and chocolate shavings:

Toasted marshmallows:


Both are deliciously decadent drinks that will warm up any Winter night.

For more Lush Libations to light up your holiday season, click through the other bloggers in our Good Girl’s List blog circle. Next stop from here is to Misha at Hello Misha. Misha photographed me recently for my latest head shot (see it on the right sidebar). She’s an incredibly talented photographer so you can bet the shots she’s showcasing of her recommended cocktails are gorgeous. Click over to read about her Lush Libations and then visit all of the blogs in our circle for yummy cocktail creations!