Originality is always a challenge for Valentine’s Day. Those 24 hours to express our love, libido and a weakness for chocolate. No one could say no to Champagne and two dozen long stems, but kudos go to the guy (or gal) who can think outside the heart-shaped box.
Consider a hot and sexy cocktail to wow the current love of your life. Mexican hot chocolate, spiked with cayenne, cinnamon and tequila is sure to breathe fire into any Valentine’s Day rendezvous. This steamy, adults-only version of haute cocoa creates the ultimate mini-picnic idea. Pack a thermos and take a dreamy stroll along the shoreline. Or cuddle up at home and let passions burn before a roaring fire. To amor!
Sexy-Mexi Haute Chocolate with Tequila
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 3 cups whole milk, substitute almond milk, if desired
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Pinch salt
- Tequila, to taste
- Whipped cream, for serving
- Cinnamon, for serving
Break chocolate in pieces using a sharp knife. Stir together the chocolate, milk, cinnamon, cayenne, sugar and salt until chocolate is melted but not boiling over medium-low heat.
Pour into mugs and add tequila. Top with whipped cream and an extra dusting of cinnamon, if desired.