This is my spiked version of real hot chocolate made in the French style hot chocolate found in cafés like the famous Café Angelina in Paris. If you think of hot chocolate as a powdered cocoa mixture (which is hot cocoa), you are in for a fantastic surprise.
The French serve a true hot chocolate, called chocolate chaud, that is a divine mixture of actual dark chocolate pieces melted down into a drinkable chocolate by stirring in warmed milk and cream and adding either brown sugar or a sweetened whipped cream, usually on the side so you can sweeten to your taste. They also use a very high quality dark chocolate, a minimum of 70% cacao and a combination of whole milk and heavy cream. Then they serve this insanely fantastic mixture to you in a demitasse.
This is the way hot chocolate was originally made before the advent of cocoa powders and it's still the superior hot chocolate. Trust me, it's not yo' mama's hot cocoa!
I took this decadence and added booze. It's the only thing that could make it better.