After writing about Chocol Ha café in Campeche (it’s right near Casa Don Gustavo!), we had chocolate on the brain. This quaint, colonial café specializes in herb-infused chocolate drinks. But, if you can’t make it down to sunny Mexico to sample these unique libations, try whipping some up at home. Here’s a roundup of some interesting, internationally inspired cocktails with chocolate as the star ingredient.
Mexican Hot Chocolate with Tequila and Cayenne Pepper: With good melted chocolate, your favorite tequila and a dash of cayenne, this warm cocktail puts an adult spin on the classic spicy Mexican hot chocolate.
Herbal Chocolate: Using Mozart Dry (a unique chocolate spirit from Salzburg), this chocolate cocktail incorporates a fresh twist with sage leaves and peppercorns. What better way to bring a little European spin into your chocolate recipe collection.
Sweet Basil Chocolate Martini: With muddled basil, top-shelf vodka and smooth melted chocolate, this martini will definitely turn some heads at your next cocktail party. Chocolate lovers rejoice!