Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

Our Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate is the perfect drink for a cold night to wrap your hands around. Rich hot chocolate is flavored with cinnamon, sweetened with marshmallows then kicked up a notch with coffee tequila.

Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate | 2 Cookin Mamas Our Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate is the perfect drink for a cold night to wrap your hands around. Rich hot chocolate is flavored with cinnamon, sweetened with marshmallows then kicked up a notch with coffee tequila. #cocktail

There is nothing better or more comforting on a cold winter’s night than a mug of hot chocolate that you can wrap your hands around. And one that has a little something extra in it just makes it even better.

I grew up loving the hot chocolate my mom made. She always had a cup waiting for my friends and I when we came back home from ice skating or sledding. My favorite part was the little marshmallows she put on top that would slowly melt and sweeten the chocolate a little. Now, living in Florida, I don’t have that same need for something warm but I still like to curl up on the sofa with a hot chocolate in my hands just to relax and enjoy the flavors.

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Since first tasting a Mexican hot chocolate, where they add cinnamon to the mix, I fell in love with the touch of spice that complimented the chocolate flavor so well. So I used mom’s recipe, yep, I did keep the marshmallows, but added cinnamon and a touch of vanilla to the mix. And being the coffee lover that I am, yes I’m one of those people that just has to have her cup of coffee first thing, I thought something with a splash of flavored coffee liquor might be just the thing to put this drink over the top. Wow, was I ever right!

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I thought of using my favorite coffee liqueur, Kahlua, but just a few months ago I wrote a post for a Mocha Latte Cocktail, similar to this cocktail but with a bit more coffee, that used Patron’s XO Cafe tequila and I really liked it. It’s delicious, very smooth and has just a hint of coffee.  If you are more of a coffee lover, this cocktail is just as delicious using Kahlua and adds a more prominent coffee taste to the drink.

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I included a recipe for a very decadent hot chocolate from scratch but a nice packaged hot chocolate mix can also be used. You can opt to leave out the liquor too and it’s deliciously perfect for the whole family. But I say go ahead and indulge yourself or make a batch for your next winter party, you & everyone else will love it. Cheers!

Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 servings

The perfect cocktail for a cold night to wrap your hands around. Rich hot chocolate is flavored with cinnamon, sweetened with marshmallows then kicked up a notch with coffee tequila.

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 3/8 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half n half (I like to use fat-free half n half)
  • 3-oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8-1/4 cup Patron XO Cafe (Coffee Tequila)

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together cocoa and water and bring to a simmer.
  2. Pour in milk and half n half while continuing to whisk and bring back to a simmer.
  3. Add chocolate chips and marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  4. Remove from heat and add extract, cinnamon and Patron.
  5. Divide between 2 mugs. Top with whipped cream, a cinnamon stick and shaved chocolate.
  6. To put it over the top, drizzle with chocolate syrup, but that is completely optional.
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Calories
40 cal
Fat
2 g
Carbs
3 g
Protein
2 g


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