Hot chocolate with a twist. Photo courtesy of Dove Chocolate Discoveries.
Recipe: Tequila Hot Chocolate
Mexican Hot Chocolate With A Kick
Hot chocolate has often been served with a shot of brandy or rum. Why not tequila? After all, chocolate and tequila both originated in Central America. Once you taste this recipe, you’ll agree that they’re a natural pairing.
This recipe is courtesy of Tequila Cazadores, one of our favorite tequilas, and serves 20. It uses aged tequila, or añejo, which is a sipping tequila. Cazadores Añejo is a top-of-the-line, 100% Blue Agave tequila that’s aged for at least 12 months in new American white oak casks.
See the history of tequila, including a review of the different types of tequila—blanco, joven, reposado, añejo and extra añejo.
For non-spiked hot chocolate fun, check out our article, 27 Hot Chocolate Tips.
Tequila Hot Chocolate
- 30 parts milk
- 3 tablets of Mexican chocolate
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of orange zest
- 8 parts heavy cream
- 3/4 part añejo tequila
- 1/2 part coffee liqueur
- 2 parts Mexican hot chocolate
- Dash of fresh nutmeg
Photo courtesy Tequila Cazadores.
- First make Mexican hot chocolate by placing the milk, Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, orange zest and heavy cream in a large sauce pan on low heat. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
- Put the Mexican hot chocolate in a brandy snifter along with the añejo tequila and coffee liqueur.
- Top with a dash of fresh nutmeg (use a fresh nutmeg and a grater, or a nutmeg grinder), cinnamon or shaved chocolate. Serve.
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