I tried a million different ways to write this intro that didn't make me sound like a grumpy, old alcoholic (I'm not, for the record). But frankly, I can't really contain my excitement about a roundup of boozy hot chocolate recipes. As an avid drinker — of hot chocolate, that is — and the mom of a rambunctious 2-year-old, spiking my hot cocoa seems about as natural a choice as hiding vegetables in my daughter's dinner. (Please tell me you do that too.) Since it's the holidays and baby, it's cold outside, a nice spiked hot chocolate is the perfect way to settle down after a long, cold day.

Whether you have a fancy holiday party to attend, a family Christmas with your to survive, or just a quiet evening at home spent binge-watching holiday movies, I promise there's the hot choc-tail of your dreams. (Of course, if you do plan on enjoying an alcoholic hot chocolate at a function, make sure to drink responsibly and have a designated drive to safely take you home.)_

With everything from white chocolate to peppermint to red velvet (and that's just the liquor options.) These boozy beverages will ensure that you are well equipped to tackle whatever the holidays throw your way, and enjoy them to the fullest.

1. Bourbon Hot Chocolate And Maple Old Fashioned

The perfect drink on a chilly day, Hello Natural's chocolatey twist on the classic old fashioned will give you a great does of holiday warmth.

2. Boozy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

I know, I'm as excited as you are. This red velvet hot chocolate from Ari's Menu is packed full of chocolate, vanilla, cream cheese and, yep, cake flavored vodka. Need I say more?

3. S'more Martini

It's not exactly hot chocolate, but Baked By Rachel's s'mores martinis turn a beloved summer snack into our an adult beverages worthy of being served at a fancy Christmas parties.

4. Spiced Bittersweet Hot Chocolate With Peppermint Schnapps

Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and lots of chocolate, this bittersweet hot chocolate from Brooklyn Supper adds a shot of peppermint schnapps to spice it up a little more.

5. Spiked White Hot Chocolate

If white chocolate is your jam, then Brown Eyed Baker's white hot chocolate. Using marshmallow vodka, Brown Eyed Baker adds the perfect amount of naughty to this otherwise sweet drink.

6. Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Here's a drink for all my coffee lovers. Though there isn't actual espresso in Damn Delicious's Kahlua hot chocolate recipe, there is coffee flavored liqueur and that's kind of the same thing.

7. Baileys Spiked Hot Chocolate

If Irish Cream is your thing, give this spiked hot chocolate from Feed Me Phoebe a try.

8. Pumpkin "Spiked" Hot Chocolate

The Jelly Toast blog has the perfect alternative to the PSL — a spiked pumpkin hot chocolate.

9. Salted Caramel Spiked Hot Chocolate

Another boozy twist on a holiday classic, this salted caramel hot chocolate from London Bakes is a must try this winter.

Images: Courtesy of BrooklynSupper; HelloNatural; Ari'sMenu; BakedbyRachel; BrooklynSupper; BrownEyedBaker; DamnDelicious; FeedMePhoebe; JellyToast; LondonBakes