Warm up this winter holiday with some cozy, spicy Mexican hot chocolate shots! Perfect for your next holiday party.
So I’m imagining myself all ready for a holiday party waiting for friends to arrive at my door. I’ve got a big pot of hot chocolate on the stove. The fancy mugs are lined up in the serving tray with an assortment of pretty cookies.
I am ready in my hostess apron to welcome them in from the cold… Nah! Who am I kidding? That is so not me or my friends.
How about we spice things up a little to get the party started? I mean literally spice it up…like with cayenne and cinnamon. Oh and some tequila to really add some heat. I’m talking about fun, festive, Mexican Hot Chocolate Shots. That should warm them up! (Adults only of course.)
While I love chocolate, a whole mug full of rich hot chocolate is a bit much for me. This Mexican hot chocolate shots recipe is perfect to meet that sweet craving. It’s just the right amount of chocolate with a little something extra.
There’s a lot a variance on Mexican hot chocolate recipes out there. Many of them have nutmeg, chili powder and vanilla included in them. From what I’ve read, I’m not even sure authentic Mexican hot chocolate has all these things but the inclusion of a chili spice seems to be popular anyway.
I was not going for any kind of subtle taste in these shots so I skipped the nutmeg … I wanted to taste the cayenne.
Don’t worry though, it’s not an insane amount but if you’re sensitive, skip the extra sprinkle over the marshmallow. The sprinkle made it look nice but also gave it an extra kick.
Be sure to dress up your shot glasses so pretty that they can’t be refused. I’ve dipped the edges in dark chocolate and my favorite shimmering sugar crystals. You can also shave just a little chocolate on top of the marshmallows or use whipped cream instead of marshmallows.
Remember, there’s no reason to save these hot chocolate shots for dessert. Surprise your guests with delicious welcome shots instead.
If you are searching for an after dinner dessert cocktail, I recommend these chocolate hazelnut espresso martinis. Or, I guess you could always make another round of hot chocolate shots too!
Whenever you want to drink them, these shot drinks are perfect for the holidays.
For another cinnamon and cayenne spiced chocolate dessert, I highly recommend this outrageously good and easy to make Mexican chocolate cake with espresso frosting!
- 6 ounces Milk
- 2 ounces Heavy Cream
- 2 1/2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 4 tablespoons Confectioners Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
- 5 ounces Vanilla Vodka, Or tequila
- 5 ounces Godiva Liqueur
- Miniature Marshmallows
- Sanding Sugar
- Chocolate Chips
- Whisk together the milk, cream, cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon and cayenne in a small saucepan.
- Heat to just a boil while stirring.
- Lower the heat and whisk until smooth.
- Let the hot chocolate cool slightly.
- In a small shallow bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 10-15 second increments.
- Stir in between to get the chocolate smooth. Cool slightly.
- Dip the rim of your shot glass in the melted chocolate and then into a dish of your favorite sprinkles. Keep it pointing down for a minute so the chocolate does not slide down the glass.
- Add a 1/2 ounce each of vanilla vodka and Godiva liquor to each shot glass. Top off with 2 Tablespoons of the warm hot chocolate mixture.
- Garnish with mini marshmallows and an extra sprinkle of cayenne.
I put each prepared shot glasses straight in the freezer for a minute or two right after I dipped them. This kept the chocolate from sliding down.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 shot
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
This nutrition information is only an approximate provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. Information comes from Nutritionix, an automated nutrition calculator.