(Photo: Mugs of hot chocolate, one with a small bottle of RumChata upended into it.)

Step 2: For the adults — spike it!

  • Bourbon or Whiskey
  • Rum
  • Peppermint or Butterscotch Schnapps
  • Chambord
  • Kahlua
  • Frangelica
  • Grand Marnier
  • RumChata

(Photo: Mug of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, a candy cane, chocolates, chocolate and caramel drizzle and a cherry.)

Step 3: Add toss-ins and toppers (for adults and kids)!

  • Aerosol Whipped Cream
  • Candy Canes
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Candy Sprinkles
  • Caramel Corn
  • Chocolate Curls or Jimmies
  • Marshmallows