Dark Necessities Cocktail with Mole Drinking Chocolate

Embrace the dark side with this masterful cocktail mix of Vara Fine Spanish Brandy and Eldora Mole Drinking Chocolate with smokiness courtesy of chipotle bitters. Perfect sipping when you’re sitting around a campfire. For munching, toasted marshmallows wouldn’t go amiss if you please.

What is Mole Drinking Chocolate? 

Mole drinking chocolate isn’t your average hot cocoa. This rich and complex beverage is a celebration of Mexican heritage. Unlike its European counterparts that rely heavily on sweetness, mole drinking chocolate incorporates the unique ingredients of mole sauce, a cornerstone of Oaxacan cuisine. It covers the tongue in warm spices like cinnamon and chili peppers, along with earthy notes of nuts and chocolate. The result is a mole drinking chocolate that’s both deeply flavorful and balanced, offering differing profiles of sweet, savory, and a hint of heat, perfect for our cocktail.

Dark Necessities Cocktail Recipe 

Dark Necessities Cocktail Ingredients

Cocktail Preparation Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker, shake vigorously, and serve up in a coupe glass.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon and chile powders over the top.

Note: To make mole drinking chocolate, combine 2 spoonfuls of dry mix into heavy cream and beat until fully incorporated. Bring to room temperature before use.

Recipe by Andrea Duran / Story by Julia Platt Leonard / Styling by Anna Franklin / Photography by Dave Bryce

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