Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

spiced rum cocktail

Ingredients:

1/3 cup and 1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder

4 cups Whole Milk

1 tablespoons Agave Nectar

2 teaspoons Cinnamon

Pinch Cayenne Pepper

5 ounces Spiced Rum

Whipped Cream, optional, for garnish

Chocolate Sauce, optional, for garnish

Directions:

In a sauce pot combine milk, cocoa powder, agave, cinnamon, and cayenne. Bring to a simmer. Whisk until cocoa powder, agave and spices are completely dissolved in the milk. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, whisking to ensure everything is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in spiced rum. Garnish each serving with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and additional cayenne pepper if desired.

spiced rum cocktail

Photographed by Alli Shepherd.