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Spicy Mexican Chocolate Liqueur

December 6, 2018 (Last Updated: December 24, 2019)

Add a little creamy spice to your Christmas cocktails with this decadent, chocolaty, homemade, spicy Mexican chocolate liqueur! I love spicy, Mexican hot chocolate when I’ve just come out of the cold, but when I’m nice and toasty inside by the fire, this is much better!

A small glass of Mexican chocolate liqueur sprinkled with cinnamon on a black table with small roses for garnish.

You’ll be amazed just how deliciously chocolate and tequila compliment each other. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this before!

If you like Baileys Irish Cream, but wish it were more chocolaty and gave you a spicy cayenne kick, then you’ll love this! It’s perfect all on its own, as a cocktail mixer or even in coffee!

A pot on a stove with a spiral of spices in Mexican cream chocolate liqueur.

A Few Tips!

1. You can actually drink it hot or cold, and store it in a bottle in the fridge for months! You’ll need to give it a good shake before you serve it, however.

The cayenne and chili pepper sinks to the bottom and you want to get all that yummy, spicy flavor into each drink!

2. If you want to sprinkle a drink like this, make sure not to sprinkle directly from the bottle.

Pour some into your hand, then sprinkle on – otherwise you might sprinkle too much and ruin your drink 😉

3. You can add more cayenne pepper if you want your liqueur a bit more spicy. This recipe has it on the medium-to-mild amount of spiciness, so if you want to really heat things up, double the cayenne.

Make sure to stir almost constantly so your chocolate is perfectly melted into the cream and milk.

A measuring spoon with light and dark spices on a wooden cutting board beside a pile of chocolate.

A Little More Creamy Cocktail Inspiration:

The White Pumpkin Cocktail
The Chocolate Irish Coffee Drop
The White Rosemary Rose Cocktail

If you try this recipe or any of my tasty drinks or treats, make sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram! I love to see your creations! And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more loveliness, too.

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Spicy Mexican Chocolate Liqueur

This spicy Mexican chocolate liqueur is exquisitely creamy, dreamy and deliciously dangerous! Add it to coffee or sip it all on its own at your next elegant fiesta!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chocolate, christmas
Servings: 3 Cups
Calories: 958kcal


  • cups unmelted chocolate
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup tequila
  • ½ 14oz. can of condensed milk - or a little less if your chocolate is very sweet
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. chilli pepper - and a little for garnish
  • Cinnamon - for garnish


  • Add the milk to a pan and heat on a low flame. After 5 minutes, add the chocolate and mix until melted.
  • Add the heavy cream, condensed milk and spices.
  • Mix and heat for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add tequila and stir.
  • Pour into a bottle and refrigerate.
  • When serving, shake and pour through a strainer. Garnish with a few sprinkles of chili pepper and cinnamon.


You can also add half a cut jalapeño to a cup of tequila over night, rather than use cayenne, to spice up your liqueur.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 958kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 1980IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2.5mg

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  • Reply
    May 25, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    This looks so delicious!

    • Reply
      Genevieve Morrison
      May 25, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you very much!

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