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December 2009

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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.

Cazadores Anejo TequilaTequila 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.



  1. 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.
  2. Put the Mexican hot chocolate in a brandy snifter along with the añejo tequila and coffee liqueur.
  3. 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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