This recipe, however, is inspired by the peppermint schnapps hot chocolate of the après-ski scene, but with homemade peppermint bourbon as an easy alternative and is guaranteed to warm you from the inside out whether you've been braving the slopes or just the High Street!
Add 30ml of peppermint-infused bourbon to a mug (or heat-proof glass) and set aside. Meanwhile make the hot chocolate according to instructions on pack. Combine the hot chocolate and bourbon and add a dash of Chartreuse for a richer, more complex, floral flavour.
Peppermint Bourbon - makes 200ml – Combine four teaspoons of peppermint tea in 200ml of bourbon and leave to infuse for one hour. Strain out the tea and transfer to a sterile bottle. Keep for up to six months.