Mexican Hot Chocolate


October 20, 2016

Get your mugs ready! This one is sure to provide warmth on a cold evening. Hot chocolate, with vanilla, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper – and of course, tequila!


1 cup whole milk

1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

2 oz. Cinnamon Keep It Simple Syrup®

2 oz. tequila

Dash cayenne pepper

½ teaspoon natural vanilla extract


1Whisk together milk and cocoa powder over low heat until mixture is fully blended and reaches a slow boil.

2Remove from heat.

3Add KISS, tequila, vanilla extract, and a dash of cayenne pepper.

4Stir well.

5Pour into mug and top with Cinnamon-kissed Whipped Cream (optional; see recipe).

6Serve with cinnamon stick or a spoon to suggest stirring.

Spices set traditional chocolate apart from Mexican chocolate. Vanilla and cinnamon add smooth, gentle warmth. Cayenne pepper adds bite. Heat it up with some tequila and whipped cream for a super yummy, festive treat.


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