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Spike your hot chocolate with some tequila, cayenne pepper and agave and hunker down with your sweetie. Use your favorite single serve coffee maker to make this drink super quick and easy!

Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

I’m writing this in the middle of the Super Bowl because:

1.) I don’t care about football under even the best of circumstances, and

2.) I live with a Packers fan. I’m pretty sure he’s rooting for both teams to miraculously lose right now.

So let’s move from one food holiday right on to the next, shall we? Valentine’s Day!

In the past I have made you sugar cookies, cherry pie and homemade “Be My Valentine” cakes for Valentine’s Day. This year, I’m boozing you up.

Whether you are like Alex and I and prefer to skip the overly-crowded restaurants on Valentine’s Day, or enjoy being surrounded by a thousand other couples, I figure everyone needs something warm and boozy to drink with your sweetie later in the evening. This Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate ought to add the perfect amount of heat to the evening. (See what I did there?)

To make this drink super quick and easy, use a single-serve coffee maker to whip it up. Alex was especially a fan of this Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate – a shot of tequila, a pinch of cayenne pepper, a drizzle of agave and a sprinkle of cinnamon are all you need to spruce up your favorite hot chocolate k-cup. I gave him the drink to taste test (since we all know my personal aversion to chocolate), and a few minutes later he came back to the kitchen with an empty mug…at 11 in the morning.

Hey, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

Make this boozy hot chocolate for your sweetheart this winter and add a little spice to your life.

Mexican Style Hot Chocolate with Tequila and Cayenne Pepper

Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings1 drink


  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 hot chocolate single-serve pod
  • Whipped cream
  • Additional ground cinnamon and/or cinnamon stick for garnish


  • In the bottom of a 10-ounce mug, add the tequila, agave, and a pinch of cayenne and cinnamon.
  • Using a single-serve brewer, brew 8 ounces of hot chocolate into the mug. Stir to combine.
  • Top with whipped cream and garnish with additional ground cinnamon and/or a cinnamon stick.


Add additional cayenne for a spicier hot chocolate.
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  1. I don’t blame you for blogging during the SB. I forced my laptop out of my hands and went to a party or else I would have been doing the same thing, because: 49ers.

    This mug incorporates all my favorite drinkables: da booze, coffee, and chocolate. Now if only I could get myself a sweetie with whom I could enjoy it….

    In the meantime: I’ll drink the dang thing by myself!

    1. Well, we had a party we were invited to, but 20 inches of snow said “no way”. Actually, no, that was me saying “no way” to that amount of snow and venturing out in it

  2. Spiked hot chocolate? Yes PLEASE! ๐Ÿ™‚ I could sip on this any day, especially Valentine’s day. Mike is a die hard Packers fan so he was pretty annoyed watching the Super Bowl this year knowing that the Packers were almost in it…;)

  3. Mike and I will be braving the crowds downtown this Valentines Day mostly because we haven’t been on a date since god knows when! I was just complaining about all these desserts for Valentine’s Day popping up in my feed. Thanks for being original and playing something boozy! BTW I found the perfect gift for Alex, I shall be texting you soon!

  4. I love this recipe! I have spiked my hot chocolate with Bailey’s but I prefer your recipe. Cheers! I pinned this recipe on my board. Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every week on Thursday night at 8PM through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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