Chocolate Margaritas

Yeah, you heard me.

Chocolate margaritas.

I’m sure it’s not a new thing–although I have to tell you, I’m a master at trying flavored margaritas, and somehow I missed the boat on this one.

But ohmygoodnesswherehasthisbeenallmylife?

And if you knew about it and didn’t tell me–shame on you.

You know chocolate and me arelikethis.  And I am pretty much locked at the hip with Mexican related stuff (or um, it’s locked on my hips from the consumption of waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many chips and salsa), so the minute I spotted this recipe I had to make one right away.

You should, too.

It is a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, after all!

I’m not going to lie: it is a super-sweet drink and is probably best served as a dessert drink rather than a cocktail.  It’s also a super-strong drink (well, it was for me, though I’m actually not a big drinker), so if you don’t like ’em that way, cut back on the tequila a bit.  Even the Tall Boy, not typically a sweet-drink fan, enjoyed this one!

Chocolate Margaritas
 
adapted from Mexican Made Easy
Ingredients
  • ½ cup chocolate syrup, plus more for the glasses
  • 1 cup tequila
  • ½ cup Kahula
  • ⅓ cup Triple Sec
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ice cubes
Method
  1. Moisten the rims of 4 cocktail glasses with chocolate syrup. Dust lightly with a mixture of cocoa powder and cinnamon, if desired.
  2. Whisk together the syrup through the cinnamon until well combined.
  3. For each drink, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add about ¾ cup of the chocolate mixture. Shake well and pour into prepared glass.

Have a happy, happy Friday, and a great Cinco de Mayo! Cheers!

 

9 Comments

  1. Kristina

    Chocolate margaritas?? omygosh YUM! I’ve had chocolate martinis… but never heard of chocolate margarita, need to try one of these! They look too good!

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  2. Hayley

    Wiggity WHAAAA? This looks phenom! I have never even fathomed such a thing but as we speak, I am on my way out to BevMo to grab some tequila sooooo this was kinda sorta fate 🙂 and I have leftover Kahlua from my cupcakes; yay! Genius girl, you rule!
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    • Ashley

      Yeah, this is pretty much my new favorite drink.

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    • Ashley

      I’m totally in for a cocktail hour, Dorothy!! How quick can you get to Kansas?

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  3. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    Chocolate + Margaritas?!? BRILLIANT! Why on earth did I never think of this before? These look and sound amazing!

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    • Ashley

      Thanks for stopping by, Averie. I’ve been stalking your blog for awhile (found you through Hayley), and I’m seriously in awe. Love your stuff, and your photography!

      Reply

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