As the nights draw in and the days get colder, there is nothing better than a good old hot chocolate to warm you up, but did you know that by adding Salute American Vodka to it you can take this timeless classic to another level?! What’s even better is that by choosing to use Salute American Vodka in your festive tipple you can feel good knowing you are also helping support American Veterans. The first dollar of every bottle sold is going straight to organizations that assist the veteran community – and this is the season to give is it not?! So, why not cozy up in front of the fire with a mug of American Hot Chocolate this holiday season!


American Hot Chocolate

3 tbsp. cocoa powder
3 cups whole milk
 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
pinch of salt
2 oz. Salute American Vodka
1 oz. crème de cacao
Whipped cream (to be used as an optional topper)

Simmer the water in a saucepan. Add in the cocoa powder and whisk. Once stirred, add milk. Then, whisk in the chocolate, sugar and salt. Continue to whisk until creamy and all chocolate is melted. Add the vodka and crème de cacao to the hot chocolate. Stir thoroughly. Pour into four mugs and top with whipped cream. Cheers!