Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Tequila and mint come together for an icy-hot punch in this spiked hot chocolate.

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Recipe Details

Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 10 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • Pinch kosher salt

  • 3 cups whole milk

  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips

  • 4 ounces tequila

  • 2 ounces peppermint schnapps

  • Whipped cream and mint leaf garnish


  1. In medium saucepan, stir cocoa with sugar and salt. Stir in milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Heat over medium heat until, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Gently whisk to completely homogenize mixture.

  2. Add tequila and peppermint schnapps. Divide into serving cups and top with whipped cream and mint.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
629 Calories
32g Fat
48g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 629
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 291mg 22%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 668mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)