This chocolate cocktail recipe will add some spice to your party cocktails! Chocolate del Fuego (Chocolate Fire cocktail) is a creamy chocolate cocktail with some fire from muddled jalapeno, cinnamon tequila and a glass rimmed with Red Hot candies!
This post was originally sponsored by Silk. All opinions are my own.
Today is Cinco de Mayo and I know margaritas will be flowing for many. Not for me though, my friends, for there is a new chocolate cocktail recipe in town: Chocolate del Fuego Cocktail (Chocolate Fire Cocktail)!
Perhaps prompted by our latest 5-day douse of winter snow putting a temporary, and chilly, damper on spring, I found myself recalling my first sip of Mexican Hot Chocolate. I had flown in to New York City to get together with some college friends and we were caught in a deluge of frigid rain. It was also in the late winter so not completely unexpected but we were wildly unprepared and under dressed. It was the sort of dampness that is far worse than the cold from snow. The type that chills one to the bone.
Sopping wet, we dove into a hole-in-the-wall café, the nearest shelter we could find. We were desperate for anything warm to drink and the Mexican Hot Chocolate on their menu caught my eye. If you haven’t had Mexican Hot Chocolate before, it’s a delicious blend of chocolate, cinnamon and chili powder making it both hot and spicy. It was so rich and luscious I’ve never forgotten it.
As I was musing over what cocktail to share for Cinco de Mayo this year, the memory of the hot chocolate came back to me (I’m sure the snow and frigid cold helped jostle that memory too).
Chocolate Cocktail Ingredient Notes:
The product originally used to create this chocolate cocktail recipe is no longer available (it was a chocolate walnut milk beverage). I suggest using a dark chocolate nut milk if available, though chocolate dairy milk will also work.
I love a margarita, I really do, but with an eye on Cinco de Mayo celebrating, a Mexican Hot Chocolate mixed with a Mexican Coffee cocktail seemed just the ticket. Cinnamon tequila, coffee liqueur, a bit of orange liqueur muddled with some jalapeno pepper.
A cocktail glass rimmed with ground Red Hot candies is the final touch. Chocolate del Fuego; Chocolate Fire Cocktail! It’s a rich chocolate cocktail with a smoldering spiciness you’ll love. And won’t soon forget.
Chocolate del Fuego Coctél (Chocolate on Fire Cocktail)
This spicy chocolate cocktail has a rich flavor and fun Red Hots candy rim.
- ¼ cup Red Hot candies
- 1 ounce Cinnamon-flavored Tequila
- 2 ounces Coffee Liqueur
- 1 ounce Orange Liqueur (my preference for this is Citronage)
- 1 1-inch section section of a Jalapeno Pepper , sliced
- 6 ounces Dark Chocolate Nut Milk (chocolate dairy milk may also be used)
- In a blender or clean coffee grinder, grind the Red Hots into a powder. Rim 2 cocktail glasses with the powder and set aside.
- In a shaker or quart size Mason jar with a lid, combine the tequila, coffee liqueur, orange liqueur and jalapeno slices. Muddle the jalapeno. Note: for a spicier cocktail allow the mixture to sit for 20 minutes before proceeding to the next step).
Add the Dark Chocolate nut milk and a handful of ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the prepared cocktail glasses. May be served chilled or at room temperature.