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Delicious Mexicocoa (After-Dinner Drink)

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If you enjoy after dinner drinks, this Mexicocoa is the perfect end to a delicious meal, especially on a cool evening. It’s definitely a drink for grown-ups since it’s made with Kahlua and tequila.

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Mexicocoa in a clear mug topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick being held.

Mexicocoa Ingredients

WIth a few pantry staples and a well-stocked bar you probably have everything you need to make this Mexicocoa.

  • Hot Chocolate Packets
  • Hot Water
  • Coffee Liqueur, such as Kahlua
  • Silver Tequila
  • Cinnamon
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon Sticks

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The first time I added something special to hot chocolate it was peppermint schnapps. While it doesn’t get very cold for very long in Florida, I try to enjoy it once or twice a season.

But now that Mexicocoa is on my radar, I’ll be offering this to dinner guests. In fact, it’s a great idea to put hot chocolate on a beverage bar, along with a pot of coffee, with a few different liqueurs.

Post some recipes on chalkboards or in frames so your guests can make their own concoctions.

The use of both Kahlua and tequila gives this drink a ton of flavor. The bit of cinnamon adds a warmth that’s perfect on a chilly day.

This is called Mexicocoa because the two liquors, Kahlua and tequila, are from Mexico. The name seemed fitting.

A side view of Mexicocoa in a glass mug topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.

What is an after dinner drink?

It’s just that, a cocktail or spiked hot beverage served after the main meal, with or without dessert.

Originally an after dinner drink was more of a digestive, to aid in digesting the meal but over the last few years there has been an evolution. Digestives include Sambuca, a licorice liqueur, Drambuie and grappa are some, just to name a few.

An evolution to include coffee and hot chocolate drinks with alcohol. Mexicocoa starts with hot chocolate and you can choose to use a homemade version like my Ultimate Hot Chocolate or store bought packets.

Mexicocoa in a clear mug with a bottle of tequila.

More After Dinner Drinks to Enjoy

These are adults-only drinks because they all have alcohol. Sometimes I serve these alongside dessert and sometimes I serve them as dessert. The spiked peanut butter hot chocolate could be dessert in itself.

A mug of Mexicocoa with whipped cream being held by the handle.


Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Cocoa with a south-of-the-border kick!


  • 2 packets hot chocolate, such as Swiss Miss
  • 8 ounces hot water
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua
  • 1 teaspoon silver tequila
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish


    1. In a mug place 2 packets of hot chocolate. Add hot water. Gently stir to mix well.
    2. Add Kahlua, tequila, and cinnamon and stir. Garnish with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a cinnamon stick.

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