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Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe

We drink coffee year-round, so why not hot chocolate too? Summer, fall, winter, spring…no matter the season, this tasty beverage will hit the spot. Aliza Kelly Faragher, an astrologist and the author of THE MIXOLOGY OF ASTROLOGY, shares her Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate recipe and explains why it’s especially fitting for Leos.

Even summer babies are forced to endure cold weather every now and then. Though celestial lions enjoy stretching out under the sun’s warm rays, these resourceful wildcats also know how to turn up the heat on frosty nights. Leos will love to invite their closest friends and lovers over for a Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate party. This fabulous cocktail is the perfect wintry treat, seamlessly combining cocoa, tequila, chocolate chips, peppermint schnapps, and whipped cream. Yum! The soft, refreshing mint perfectly complements the tequila’s distinctive flavor, creating an extremely delicious taste that is sure to leave lions purring. (Serves 4.)


  • 1⁄4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces peppermint schnapps
  • 4 ounces silver tequila
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, for garnish


In a saucepan, combine cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Stir gently. Over medium heat, add milk, milk chocolate chips, and bittersweet chocolate chips, and continue stirring until chocolate is fully melted. Gently whisk to combine ingredients. Remove from heat and stir in peppermint schnapps and tequila. Divide hot mixture into four Irish coffee glasses. Garnish each with a dollop of whipped cream and a mint leaf.

If you like this hot chocolate recipe, you can find more cosmic cocktail recipes carefully chosen for every star sign in the book THE MIXOLOGY OF ASTROLOGY by Aliza Kelly Faragher.


Plus: Is your signature drink written in the stars? Find your perfect cocktail based on your sign!


Excerpted from The Mixology of Astrology by Aliza Kelly Faragher. Copyright © 2018 by Simon & Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.


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