Hot Chocolate del Diablo: a decadent boozy hot cocoa made with chocolate chile tequila for a kick of spice!

Thank you Patrón for sponsoring this post. Visit your local retailers to pick up your own bottle of Patrón XO Cafe Incendio and please remember to drink responsibly.

Hot Chocolate del Diablo: a decadent boozy hot cocoa made with chocolate chile tequila for a kick of spice!

So I’m a huge fan of hot chocolate. It reminds me of ski trips in the winter when I’d come in from the cold and sip on a steaming hot cup of cocoa while holding it close to my body to warm myself.

As the weather gets cooler, my craving for hot chocolate gets stronger. In middle school, I would come home nearly every day in the winter and make myself ones of those hot chocolates from a package. And sometimes my sister and I would experiment putting in extra marshmallows, chocolate syrup, and even oreos. Mmmmm!

But now that I’m an adult (for argument’s sake), my addition of choice is booze. So you can bet all winter I plan to sip on this Hot Chocolate del Diablo, meaning Devil’s Hot Chocolate. 

Hot Chocolate del Diablo: a decadent boozy hot cocoa made with chocolate chile tequila for a kick of spice!

What’s in it, you ask? Oh just a seriously rich hot cocoa with chocolate chile tequila. It makes for a sinful cocktail that is sure to wow.

In other words, say hello to the ultimate Halloween party drink.

Chocolate and chile is a natural pairing. And the chile gets cut by the thickness of the chocolate so you can keep on enjoying your drink without feeling overwhelmed by spice.

Hot Chocolate del Diablo: a decadent boozy hot cocoa made with chocolate chile tequila for a kick of spice!

The addition of tequila takes it over the top. I mean, who doesn’t want a little booze in their hot cocoa?!

That’s why I’m so exited to be partnering with Patrón for this post. Their XO Cafe Incenido is the perfect combination of Mexican arbol chile, Criollo chocolate, and Patrón Silver tequila. It’s got sweet and spice, making it a great addition to cocktails, shots, or even in desserts!

And did I mention it takes all of 5 minutes to make, making it perfect for easy party planning? Toss everything into a saucepan and let it heat until the chocolate melts.

Finish it off with a dusting of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick and you’re done. YES YES YES.

Hot Chocolate del Diablo: a decadent boozy hot cocoa made with chocolate chile tequila for a kick of spice!

Happy almost Halloween, people! I can’t wait to get party planning 🙂

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Hot Chocolate del Diablo

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 3 oz Patrón XO Cafe Incendio
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon medium or dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the milk, Patrón XO Cafe Incendio, chocolate, brown sugar, and cocoa powder. Whisk slowly until the liquid is just scalding and begins to steam.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Pour into two 10 oz glasses and serve with whole cinnamon sticks!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

21 comments

Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
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I loooove a good hot chocolate, but one with booze and spice? SIGN ME UP. I also, am into Halloween purely for the food and party planning 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? Booze and spice and everything nice 🙂

Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
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You read my mind. I was craving a boozy hot chocolate to warm me up on this low 50 degree nights.

traci | vanilla and bean
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Booze? Chocolate? Now were talkin! Delicious recipe and gorgeously photographed my dear!

Medha @ Whisk & Shout
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This is a firey hot chocolate for sure! Definitely delicious and will totally warm you right up 🙂

Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
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I want this! By the gallon. It looks beyond.

sue|theviewfromgreatisland
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This sounds like the perfect way to end the day!!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
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spiked hot chocolate and it’s got some heat?! I love this!!

birthday cupcake
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this choco drink is the best, looks yummy and delicious

Katalina @ Peas & Peonies
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Gorgeous picture, it really make me want to run into the kitchen and make this! Pinned!

Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
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What an awesome Halloween party drink Sarah! Cheers and thanks for sharing!

Samina @ The Cupcake Confession
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Heat with chocolate is, I think, even better than chocolate + sea salt! I can’t wait to make these as the temperature drops!

Aysegul
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I can safely say that hot chocolate is my favorite drink in the world. And this one.. Oh my! I can only imagine how it turned out with the arbor chile flavored tequila. Seriously, this looks amazing.

Courtney
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I saw this on Friday and new I had to make it this weekend. It was cold out yesterday and was the perfect excuse to make it. I made it for me & my husband, and he loved it. He’s not a big hot chocolate drinker, so I took it as a win. Just enough of a kick, with ingredients I already had on hand, well except for the cinnamon sticks. Thank you for the recipe.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Courtney, I’m so glad to hear you both liked the recipe! It’s just perfect for a cold day. Thank you for letting me know what you thought of it and happy baking!

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