Cocktail Friday :: Mexican Hot Chocolate

By November 30, 2012Signature Cocktail Ideas

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Looking for a cocktail idea for your next holiday event? Try the always hot and always delicious, Mexican Hot Chocolate. This signature cocktail idea is perfect for any occasion during the cooler months of the year and can be made with or without coffee flavored liquor, so everyone can have some.

Mexican Hot Chocolate


  • 8 oz. milk
  • 1 1/2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, grated
  • 1/2 oz. Mexican spice mix (below)
  • 1 1/2 oz. coffee-flavored liqueur (Newman recommends Kahlúa)

Tools: saucepan, whisk

Glass: mug

Garnish: whipped cream and a sprinkle of chili powder



Simmer the milk in a saucepan over medium heat for about one minute, or until heated through. Do not allow to boil. Whisk in the grated chocolate and spice mix and continue to simmer until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the coffee liqueur. Pour into a mug and garnish. TIP: Any type of milk or milk substitute and chocolate works in this spice drink, but for an extra rich and creamy cup, we suggest using whole milk and a bittersweet chocolate that is at least 70 percent cacao. Mexican Spice Mix 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 tsp. ground cloves 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

Mix all ingredients together ahead of time and cover tightly. Adjust the spices to your tastes.

Source: Imbibe

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