This Irish whiskey recipe is perfect for colder evenings and Lord knows Ireland's had a few of these this "summer"!

"This is so thick it’s more like chocolate soup. I eat this with a spoon. It is quite rich so this portion could also serve four people in small espresso cups" says Louise Lennox, a leading Irish chef, food writer, and broadcaster.

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Irish whiskey hot chocolate recipe

Ingredients:

- 150g dark chocolate

- 150ml water

- 25g caster sugar

- 1 teaspoon cornflour

- 50ml Irish whiskey

Method:

- Chop up the chocolate. Add it to the water and sugar. Place it in a saucepan and melt over a low heat.

- Pour the water and sugar into a saucepan and add the cornflour. Whisk until the cornflour is dissolved. Cook over a medium heat, whisking all the time until it comes to the boil.

- Break up the chocolate and begin stirring until the chocolate is completely melted. Then add in the shot of whiskey.

TIP: Instead of making this with water you can make it with coffee.

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Photography Credit: Harry Weir

* Originally published by our sister publication FOOD&WINE Ireland.

Whiskey hot chocolate.Harry Weir