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Mexican Hot Chocolate Shots

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Shots are a delightful twist on the traditional hot chocolate, combining the rich flavors of cocoa with a kick of vanilla vodka and chocolate liqueur. This cocktail is infused with cinnamon and a hint of cayenne pepper, giving it a warm and slightly spicy finish. Topped with mini marshmallows, these shots are perfect for warming up on a cold night or adding a festive touch to your gatherings.

Tasting Notes

The Mexican Hot Chocolate Shots deliver a rich and creamy texture with the perfect balance of sweetness and spice. The unsweetened cocoa powder and sugar blend seamlessly with the milk and heavy cream, creating a smooth and luxurious base.

The dash of cinnamon adds a comforting warmth, while the ground cayenne pepper provides a subtle, spicy kick that lingers pleasantly on the palate.

The addition of vanilla vodka and chocolate liqueur elevates this drink, giving it a delightful boozy twist. The vodka brings a hint of vanilla flavor that complements the chocolate, while the chocolate liqueur adds depth and complexity.

Topped with mini marshmallows, each sip is a delightful combination of rich chocolate, warming spices, and a smooth, creamy finish.

Tips & Tricks

Substitute unsweetened cocoa powder with dark chocolate for a richer flavor.

Top with whipped cream instead of mini marshmallows for an extra creamy texture.

Recipe Card

Mexican Hot Chocolate Shots

Mexican Hot Chocolate Shots

Yield: 10 shots

Indulge in a Shot of Rich, Spiced Delight


  • 6 ounces Milk
  • 2 ounces Heavy Cream
  • 1.5 oz Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 oz Sugar
  • a dash of Cinnamon
  • a dash of Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 5 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 5 oz Chocolate Liqueur
  • For garnish: mini marshmallows


  1. In a small saucepan add milk, heavy cream. cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne. Bring to a near-boiling then turn off the heat so the cream won't burn. Whisk until combined.
  2. Let the hot chocolate cool off for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add vodka and chocolate liqueur to the mix, and stir to combine.
  4. Pour into shot glasses, and garnish with mini marshmallows.


This can also be served as a spiked hot chocolate (so like two servings), in which case cut the alcohol to half.

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