1 1/2 Brandy [Copper and Kings]
3/4 oz Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
1/2 oz Becherovka
1/4 oz Allspice Dram [St. Elizabeth]
Prepare hot chocolate in a mug, add in the above and stir. Top with Allpsice Dram Whipped cream (whip heavy cream and add a splash of Allspice Dram). Sprinkle with chile powder and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
When I first did the bottle swap with Garnish Girl and got some Ancho Reyes, I couldn’t resist combining it with Kummel in The Pope of Chili Town. Since then, I’ve thought about other traditional pairings with chiles, and the classic mole sauce caught my interest. Chiles and chocolate combine to form a rich, spicy flavor. Depending on the recipe, there are anise, cloves, allspice, and various other spices in there as well. Could this translate to cocktail form? This idea was already kicking around in my head, and then along comes Katie at Garnish Blog with the latest Mixology Monday theme – chocolate. It’s clearly fate.