The Autumn Tipple: Tex Mex Cocoa

Tex Mex Cocoa

Brrr, Boozers. It may only be mid-November, but Old Man Winter has decided to pay an early visit, so we’re hunkering down. And when we hunker down, it only makes sense that we hunker down with tequila.

Yes, dust off those bottles of agave goodness — tequila need not be only a summer refresher, and, for goodness sake, don’t forget about the triple sec. The natural bite of tequila means that it is perfectly complemented by cinnamon and cocoa, and the triple sec provides a lightly sweet citrus note — combining together for a rich and spicy warmer on an early winter day.

Because we do like a little kick to our cocoa sometimes, we chose to add a few drops of hot sauce to the mix — our local favorite is UncleBrutha’s. It gives that extra little sizzle as you curl up next to a crackling fire, especially if it’s just a virtual log flickering on your television screen.

Tex Mex Cocoa

We make this with almond milk, which adds a nice nutty undertone to the cocoa. Use a good quality ground cocoa — it will add richness to the flavor.

1 heaping teaspoon ground cocoa

1 heaping teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

A few drops of hot sauce

1.5 ounces silver tequila

3 ounces hot (but not boiling) almond milk (unsweetened)

triple sec

Mix cocoa, sugar, and cinnamon in the bottom of a mug. Add tequila and hot sauce and stir together into a slurry, then mix in the hot almond milk until well-incorporated. Float a little triple sec across the top just before serving.

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Published in: on November 14, 2014 at 10:40 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. Ok, yum. I love spicy cocoa and this sounds fantastic!


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