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  • Writer's pictureAbbey Moore

Holiday Drinks + Decor with Torani

What a year, I think we can all agree on that! The holidays look quite different this year, so we have to find fun new ways to enjoy it! No matter what, I love the Holidays for a few reasons. I love decorating every nook and cranny. I love trimming the tree, and I love making holiday cocktails while doing so!

This year has been a whirlwind for us all for so many reasons. I actually just opened a brick and mortar shop here in Nashville in June! It’s Called The Golden Slipper. So needless to say, I’m Spending a lot of time there right now. So of course I have to deck the halls at the shop! I have been spending so much time decorating there, and need to finish at our own home ! I thought it would be fun to make a delicious cocktail while decorating the store! I also knew I wanted to enjoy this fun adult beverage in my new favorite mug by my friend Claire, AKA White Ink Calligraphy. JOLLY JUICE is right!!

Every holiday season my husband and I have so much fun making new cocktails in our favorite seasonal cups. It’s so fun to create memories for years to come. I typically have a few go to cocktails, but this year I felt like I needed to switch things up! Why not right, it‘s 2020. Why not combine my love of decor, watching Hallmark Christmas Movies, and cocktails all in to one fun night! What else could be the perfect addition? Torani!

I use Torani every Single day in my coffee, but thought it could be really fun to turn it into a cocktail. I decided to combine my love of Torani Hazelnut Syrup, bourbon, and Hot cocoa! Introducing the Hazelnut + Bourbon Hot Cocoa.

This drink is so cozy, and delicious and puts you right into the Holiday spirit. It’s warm, and spicy all at the same time. The nutty flavor of the Torani Hazelnut syrup is the icing on the Spiked hot cocoa cake! We all know that Torani is My favorite company because they’re not only family owned, but their syrups are SO versatile. You can use them in so many recipes all the way from drinks to baking. They are made with real, simple ingredients like pure cane sugar and natural flavors. It’s easy to find online so you don’t even have to leave your home!

So grab your favorite holiday mug and let’s go! I like to make my hot cocoa from scratch , but you can just use a powdered mix if you prefer! Here’s my recipe! #atoraniholiday


3 tbsp cacao powder

2 cups Milk(I use almond milk)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

sprinkle of nutmeg or pumpkin pie powder

1 oz(per cup) Torani Hazelnut Syrup

2 oz of your favorite bourbon or whiskey(you could also use rum!)

Top with marshmallows and sprinkle with cinnamon!

If you are using a Pre-made powdered hot cocoa, just add your Torani Hazelnut Syrup and bourbon to it once it’s hot.

If you’d like to make it from scratch, here’s how!

  1. Heat up your milk + cacao powder in a small saucepan on the stove . Add in your cinnamon and nutmeg. Do not let this boil. (It changes the taste!) Turn off heat once it is steaming.

  2. Pour into your favorite mug, and Add in the Torani Hazelnut, then add in your bourbon.

  3. Then top with marshmallows, and whipped cream! Sprinkle with more cinnamon and ENJOY!

So this Holiday season, take joy in staying home and decorating your home! May your drinks be filled with Torani and your holidays sweet as ever!

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