The Aztec
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Launch Party: The Aztec

This is one of my very favorite cocktails on our new site, so we knew we had to make shot versions of it for our Domestic Mixologist launch party. Cold and spicy…yum!

The Aztec

The Aztec
The Domestic Mixologist

Chocolate was so prized by the Aztecs that it was used as their form of currency. It was enjoyed without sugar or milk as a bitter, spiced drink. Montezuma reportedly consumed 50 cups a day! We suggest a more moderate consumption of this delicious blend of New World flavors.

1 1/2 ounces chile vodka
1 1/2 ounces creme de cacao
1 1/2 ounces whole milk or half and half
Bittersweet chocolate shavings

Pour chile vodka, creme de cacao, and whole milk over ice. Shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with shavings. Enjoy while fighting conquistadors.

Serves one.


Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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