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Chocolate Cocktail

Coctel de Chocolate
Servings: 1Cocktail
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Ingredients

  • Sugar or cinnamon sugar (2 parts sugar mixed with 1 part ground cinnamon, preferably Mexican canela)
  • 1 1/2ounces 100% blue agave blanco tequila
  • 1/2ounce crème de cacao liqueur
  • 1/2ounce agave syrup (light organic syrup gives the best flavor)
  • 1/2ounce best-quality chocolate sauce, store bought or homemade (recipe below), at room temperature
  • 6 to 10 small ice cubes (about ¾ cup)

Instructions

Spread the sugar or cinnamon sugar on a small plate, moisten the rim of a 6-ounce martini glass with a wet paper towel, and upend the glass onto the sugar to crust the rim.

In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, crème de cacao, Agave Syrup and chocolate sauce.  Cover and shake 10 seconds to blend in the chocolate sauce.  Uncover, add the ice and shake vigorously until frothy and cold; tiny ice crystals will appear in the drink after about 15 seconds of shaking. Strain into the sugar-crusted glass and serve immediately.

Chocolate Sauce

Makes  1 ½ cups

 1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup agave syrup (light organic syrup gives the best flavor) or corn syrup
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
4 ounces Mexican chocolate, chopped into small pieces
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, preferably Mexican canela
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, preferably Mexican

In a medium (3-quart) saucepan, combine the heavy cream and agave syrup or corn syrup over medium heat.  Let come to a simmer, stirring occasionally.  Stir in chocolate and remove from heat.  Stir frequently until all the chocolate has melted.  Stir in cinnamon and vanilla, and cool.

 

 

Comments

    1. Hi Francie,
      If you go to a Mexican grocery store, or some big chain grocery stores will have an international aisle that carry Mexican Chocolate. The brand that is the most popular is called “Abuelita” and it does have some sugar in it. I would ask around but you are looking for Mexican Chocolate. Let us know if you have any other questions.

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