Ladies Night In with Spiked Mochaccinos
One of my favorite things about the cold weather, besides being able to wear sweaters and big fuzzy socks, is the excuse to stay inside and snuggle up. Don't get me wrong, I love going out and being social, but sometimes after being out and about all day in New York City, you want to just go home and not have to deal with all of the people. Know what I mean?
This is precisely why when Hills Bros.® Cappuccino sent me their #CappTheNight Ladies Night In prize pack, I was SO EXCITED. I could not wait to open it up and check out all of the goodies that I could use to host the perfect night in with my favorite ladies. When I did finally open it, I couldn't believe all of the fun things that they included! In addition to three flavors of Hill Bros. Cappuccino Powder, the box had a deck of cards, a soothing face mask, some lemon butter cuticle cream, lip balm, gorgeous red nail polish, body lotion, fuzzy socks, gloves and a headband, and double mocha cappuccino K Cups. The perfect items for a night of pampering and relaxation!
The Ladies Night In prize pack could not have arrived at a better time. My best friend was coming to visit me from Boston for the weekend, and we needed a night in to catch up on life. We decided to take advantage of the awesome stuff in the box, and to use the Hills Bros. Cappuccino powder to make some yummy winter cocktails!
After playing around a bit with the different flavor canisters of powdered mix that Hills Bros. sent me, I came up with a recipe for the Spiked French Vanilla Cinnamon Mochaccino. Yep, it's as delicious as it sounds. I took a trip to my local Walmart to get all of the ingredients that I needed. While browsing, I also found these awesome glass Irish coffee mugs, which were the perfect vessel to enjoy this new drink in!
Here's what you'll need: -Canister of Hills Bros. French Vanilla Cappuccino Mix (available for purchase at your local Walmart or Walmart.com) -Your favorite Powdered Hot cocoa mix -Pinch of cinnamon -2 oz of Kahlua -Whipped cream
Here's what to do: 1) Combine 2 tbsp of the Hills Bros. French Vanilla Cappuccino mix and 2 tbsp of your favorite hot chocolate mix in each mug
2) Sprinkle some cinnamon into each mug 3) Add 8 fl oz hot water to each mug 4) Stir until all powered mixture has been blended into hot water 5) Add 1 oz of Kahlua to each mug (Kahlua is optional) 6) Stir to mix
7) Add whipped cream
And there you have it. A warm, sweet, delicious beverage with a little extra kick to enjoy on your girls night in. And it was super easy to make! We styled our drinks in the glass Irish coffee mugs that I mentioned before, with our favorite antler drink stirrers. For a fun little extra detail (and a tasty snack) we added mini cinnamon rolls to each of the stirrers. How cute is that?
We stuck the leftover cinnamon rolls on these stunning red and black plaid plates, which fit perfectly with our drinks on our rustic wooden serving tray. Since we had the wooden trays as a smooth surface to put our drinks on, we stuck a fur rug underneath everything so some extra, cozy detail. To add some color and height to the whole setup, we set up red and black paper cones.
We also kept a bowl of peppermint, cinnamon stick and chocolate handy, to add some extra flavor or garnish to our drinks. We used some of our favorite bamboo straws, striped in festive red and green, for stirring when necessary!
With our cocktails in hand to sip, my friend and I got to work painting our nails, watching movies and playing cards! We had an absolute blast just relaxing after a day of walking around the city in the chilly weather.
The best part? Hills Bros. Cappuccino is giving you the chance to win your own Ladies Night In prize pack! For more information on how to win and additional tips for how to host the perfect ladies night in, check out their #CappTheNight Sweepstakes info page. You can enter to win by using the widget below!
This post is sponsored by Hills Bros. Cappuccino, but all ideas and opinions are my own.