Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate with a Kick

Perfect for a winter warm-up, with just the right amount of kick!

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preparation Time
10 mins

cook Time
10 mins


1120 per serving


  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoons aged bourbon
  • 1 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • cayenne pepper, small pinch
  • whipped cream


Step 1

Place the milk, bourbon, and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Step 2

Turn off heat, stir in the chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper with a wooden spoon and allow to steep for 3 minutes. Reheat the hot chocolate over low heat until it simmers.

recipe by

Kari K.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.