This isn’t a recipe you want to share with red-cheeked children when they come back in the house from playing in the snow. The Chambord reserves this special treat for the grown ups who crave something more of their hot chocolate, something with body, better taste, and more than a sugar buzz. Something that offers pure pleasure.
1Add everything but the Chambord, whipped cream, and raspberries to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally until the chocolate completely melts.
2After the chocolate melts, continue to cook, but stir more frequently. The mixture should thicken a bit and all of the chunks should dissolve. After 5-10 minutes, remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
3As it cools, add ⅓ cup of Chambord to another small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for a few minutes, until the Chambord has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Don't over cook, or it will become hard like candy, rather than syrupy, which is what we want.
4Pour the hot chocolate into little mugs (servings should be small because it is so rich), add Chambord to your liking, and top with whipped cream. Drizzle with the Chambord reduction and top with a few raspberries. Serve.