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Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktail

Before you make this tequila hot chocolate recipe, I’ve got a big ol’ caveat to throw out there.

You all know how much we love chocolate, right? Well, then you’ll understand why this is not hot cocoa but hot chocolate. We’re talking the real deal, Euro-style hot chocolate which is basically drinkable ganache and a dessert unto itself. Well, this tequila hot chocolate is no exception!

Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktail Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Tequila Hot Chocolate Recipe

For this Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktail recipe, we pulled out all the stops. As in, 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.

Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this tequila hot chocolate:

  • Almond milk or whole milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla bean
  • Dark chocolate
  • Sea salt
  • Sugar
  • Añejo tequila

How To Make This Recipe

Here are the steps to make this tequila hot chocolate:

  1. Infuse The Milk: Simmer the milk with the cinnamon and vanilla then let steep until the flavors are pronounced but not overwhelming. 
  2. Make The Tequila Hot Chocolate: Return the strained milk to the stove and whisk in the remaining ingredients then serve. Tequ
Tequila Hot Chocolate

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Go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktail Recipe

Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktail Recipe

This Cinnamon and Tequila Hot Chocolate Cocktail recipe, is a spiked hot chocolate recipe made with cinnamon and tequila for a Mexican-inspired twist!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 652 kcal


  • 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


  • Infuse The Milk: 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. Strain off the cinnamon and vanilla bean.
  • Make The Hot Chocolate: 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.



Serving: 1servingCalories: 652kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 18gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 153mgPotassium: 1061mgFiber: 8gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 624IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 512mgIron: 9mg
Keyword hot chocolate recipe, hot cocktail, Mexican chocolate
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