Chocolate Margarita

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Chocolate Margarita

 

Guess what I’ll be sipping on February 14th?  Okay scratch that… Guess what I’ll be sipping on from now until my birthday.

Chocolate and Tequila 

Really, can the world get any sweeter?  My love of tequila has taken on a whole new level of intensity since these two flavors happily married.  I mean what more can a girl ask for this Valentine Day?

Roses, yes thank you.

A sweet card, oh how thoughtful.

A shiny piece of jewelery, your too kind.

A great bottle of tequila and gorgeous chocolate,  te adoro carino!

Does my hubby know me or what?

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What makes this margarita really shine is the homemade chocolate syrup.  After researching recipes online I found they all pretty much called for pre packaged syrup. Being that it is February, the month in where every morsel that graces my lips is dripping in chocolate I thought why not make a batch of homemade syrup just for margaritas.

The recipe makes plenty for margaritas and even a bit more for 3 tall cold glasses of chocolate milk for the hubby and kiddos.

 

 

 

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A quick warning this Chocolate Margarita is no chocolate shake, no watered down chocolate concoction.

Mix up a pitcher and adjust to your preference.  Use the best quality chocolate you can find and don’t skimp on the liqueur.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Chocolate Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 margaritas

Ingredients

  • For Chocolate Syrup
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For Margarita
  • ½ cup chocolate syrup
  • ¾ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup Cointreau
  • 1/2 cup chocolate liqueur
  • 1 tsp freshly ground canela (Mexican cinnamon)
  • Shaved chocolate for the rim
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup for rim
  • Chocolate for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chocolate syrup (can be made up to a week ahead). In a saucepan combine sugar, cocoa, salt and water over medium high heat. Whisk to combine and remove any lumps.
  2. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 4-5 minute until syrup has thickened.
  3. Add vanilla, whisk and remove from heat. Cool and store in fridge until ready to use.
  4. Syrup can be stored in fridge for up to one month.
  5. For Margaritas
  6. Dip or brush margarita glass with chocolate syrup and dip into shaved chocolate.
  7. Place in freezer. In a pitcher combine chocolate syrup, tequila, heavy cream, cointreau, chocolate liqueur, canela. Whisk to combine, taste and adjust if needed. Chill and serve cold.
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Comments

    • VianneyVianney says

      Hi Rhonda!!

      I melted chocolate in the microwave. Added to a piping bag and piped out the letters over parchment paper, allow to cool. The chocolate will harden as it cools. If you do not have a piping bag you can use a ziploc bag and simply snip off the corner of bag to write. Snip off a small piece and pipe until you find the size of letters you like. I have done this many times in a pinch.

  1. says

    I can’t really get my mind around chocolate and tequila but my heart and taste buds say get on it. Your site is definitely a go to place for my margarita adventures. I am still a little stuck on the classic as long as it is made with real lime juice and real tequila. Love the look of your site.
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  2. says

    Hi! It’s been a while. I’ve been without internet for most of it =(. Glad to see your blog is as beautiful as ever. & oooh, that homemade chocolate syrup just makes this marg more special! This is exactly up my alley ;).

    xo

  3. says

    I do believe I’ve found myself a new home! I really like it here. LOVE the colors you’ve chosen for your site; the black and white really makes your gorgeous photos pop.

    And I am a HUGE margarita lover (it’s even in my twitter bio)! But I’ve never, ever heard of a chocolate version! OH MY…I cannot wait to make it. I think you’re right about making your own syrup, too. A store-bought syrup just wouldn’t do it justice.

    Cheers!
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  4. says

    Oh my goodness – this has to be one of face posts. Your presentation is just stunning!

    And what a fine way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I had to laugh when I saw it was a choco-margarita. Only you darling!

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO YOU & YOURS :)

    chow :) Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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