Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktails

Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktails
Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktails | http://saltandwind.com Before you make this recipe, I've got a big ol' caveat to throw out there. You all know how much we love chocolate, right (I mean I do have a Pinterest board...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes
Yield
3 cups
Servings
2 to 4
Season
Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktails | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Drinks
Cuisine
American, Italian
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes
Yield
3 cups
Servings
2 to 4
Diet
Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktails | http://saltandwind.com

Before you make this recipe, I've got a big ol' caveat to throw out there. You all know how much we love chocolate, right (I mean I do have a Pinterest board dedicated to it)? Well, then you'll understand why this is not hot cocoa but hot chocolate. We're talking real deal, Euro-style hot chocolate which is basically drinkable ganache and a dessert unto itself. So, we used really good dark chocolate, some milk, and spiced it so it's got a flavor reminiscent of Mexican chocolate but then took it there by spiking it with top-shelf aged tequila so that about two sips in, you'll be feeling really comfy and cozy.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups almond milk or whole milk
  • 2 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks

    plus more for garnish

  • 1 whole vanilla bean

    split lengthwise and seeds scraped and reserved

  • 5 ounces dark chocolate (about 72%),

    finely chopped

  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons unrefined cane sugar
  • 2 to 3 ounces good quality Anejo tequila

Instructions

Place almond milk or milk, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and vanilla seeds in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. When it simmers, set mixture aside to steep for at least 10 minutes or until the mixture is flavored to the level you like.

Return milk to stove over medium heat and whisk chocolate, 1 tablespoon sugar, and salt until chocolate is melted and smooth. Add 2 ounces tequila and simmer another 5 minutes. Taste and add additional sugar or tequila, as desired. Serve garnished with a cinnamon stick.

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