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Heat Things Up! The Cocoa Diablo With Xicaru Mezcal

Cold weather cocktails!

Look, things are cooling off, and we’ll all be looking for ways to stay warm. A good drink will help, and we are back today with another cold-weather cocktail that is worth putting together. This time around, we get a look at a drink recipe from the creative minds over at Xicaru Mezcal. This one is known as The Cocoa Diablo, which just sounds warm.

This stunning recipe brings together flavor, heat and potency like no other, providing something sweet and spicy for our drinking enjoyment. The Cocoa Diablo is the brainchild of Sara Bradley, chef, and proprietor of freight house. The blend calls for a dose of Xicaru Mezcal Silver, Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao, Woodford chocolate bitters, ground cayenne pepper, a cinnamon stick, and an orange slice. The result is something stunning and something you will be coming back for!

The recipe is not only easy to make but even easier to drink, which just adds to its appeal. Take a look at the full recipe for The Cocoa Diablo below and make one for yourself; or two. We won’t judge. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more great drinks and drink recipes coming very soon. 

The Cocoa Diablo 

Courtesy Sara Bradley, chef/proprietor freight house

1.5 oz Xicaru Mezcal Silver 

1 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao 

4 drops Woodford chocolate bitters 

1 tiny pinch of ground cayenne pepper 

1 cinnamon stick 

1 orange slice 

Build all ingredients in a glass mug and top with 3-4 oz of boiling water. Tastes just like a Mexican hot chocolate but is clear. 

Photos via Xicaru Mezcal

Written by Jesse James

Author, Audiophile, Style connoisseur, & Sneakerhead. Passionate for life and happiness!

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