Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail: A Boozy Upgrade

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Hot chocolate is a winter holiday staple, but this Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail adds an unexpected twist.

The drink starts with Mexican-inspired ingredients like cinnamon sticks, Mexican chocolate and tequila for a warm taste while the addition of coffee creates a smooth texture.

Even better, this recipe can be made with or without alcohol depending on your preference.

The Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail is the perfect holiday cocktail to add to your repertoire.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail Tequila

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Why You’ll Love This Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail

Mexican hot chocolate is a classic holiday recipe, but the addition of unique ingredients like coffee and tequila this drink makes this drink unforgettable.

The recipe only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and makes enough for four servings.

Plus it’s easy to reduce the amount of alcohol or exclude the tequila completely for those who would prefer a holiday mocktail or if you’re serving kids.

This recipe can also be adapted to your taste preferences. If you like it spicy, you could add even chili powder or cayenne pepper.

And finally, this recipe was developed by the experts at Nescafe who have carefully tested it to ensure that this winner will be an instant holiday favorite.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail Recipe Overview

Recipe Level: Easy
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes, plus time for steeping
Servings: Makes 4 10-ounce servings

Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail Ingredients

  • milk
  • Mexican chocolate discs
  • Nescafé Clásico Dark Roast Coffee Granules
  • cinnamon sticks
  • orange peel
  • brown sugar
  • gold tequila
  • whipped cream

Pro Tip: Look for Mexican chocolate in the Latin or international section of your supermarket or on Amazon. Also check out Taza Chocolate. They have a huge selection of Mexican Chocolate discs.

Taza Mexican Chocolate Disc
Image: Taza Chocolate

If you can’t find Mexican chocolate, you can substitute 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or even try CBD chocolate for a relaxing vibe.

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How To Make Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail: 4 Easy Steps

Step 1:

Combine milk, chocolate, coffee granules, cinnamon, orange peel, and sugar in a medium saucepan.

Step 2:

Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate, coffee, and sugar dissolve and the mixture comes to a simmer. Then cover and set aside to steep 5 minutes.

Step 3:

Stir in the tequila. Then strain the mixture into serving mugs.

If you’d prefer a non-alcoholic cocktail, omit the tequila (or let guests add their own).

Step 4:

Top with whipped cream and additional cinnamon sticks and orange peel for a festive garnish.


We hope you give this festive Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail a try. It’s is a unique take on the traditional hot cocoa that’s perfect for winter and the holidays.

Spiked with cinnamon, tequila and Mexican chocolate, this drink with an unexpected twist is one you won’t want to miss out on!

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail Tequila
Yield: 4 10-ounce servings

Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail

Mexican Hot Chocolate Coffee Cocktail Tequila Square

Hot chocolate just got an upgrade! Impress your holiday guests with this boozy take on the classic beverage, featuring Nescafé coffee, tequila, cinnamon sticks and a dash of chile powder.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 3.1-ounce disk Mexican chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Nescafé Clásico Dark Roast 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 6 cinnamon sticks, plus more for serving
  • 4 thick shaves orange peel (use a vegetable peeler), plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup gold tequila
  • 1 cup whipped cream

Instructions

    1. Combine milk, chocolate, coffee granules, cinnamon, orange peel, and sugar in a medium saucepan.
    2. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate, coffee, and sugar dissolve and mixture comes to a simmer. Cover; set aside to steep 5 minutes.
    3. Stir in tequila; strain into mugs.
    4. Top with whipped cream and additional cinnamon sticks and orange peel for garnish.

Notes

If you’d prefer a non-alcoholic cocktail, omit the tequila (or let guests add their own).

Look for Mexican chocolate in the Latin or international section of your supermarket or on Amazon. Also check out Taza Chocolate. They have a huge selection of Mexican Chocolate discs.

If you can’t find Mexican chocolate, you can substitute 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or even CBD chocolate for a relaxing vibe.

Recipe from Nescafe.

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