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The Great Montezuma Holiday Drink

The Great Montezuma; Photo by Steve Tesky
The Great Montezuma; Photo by Steve Tesky

The Great Montezuma Hot Chocolate Drink

My friend Richard Sterling developed this recipe, which is his version of how the Spaniards transformed Montezuma’s favorite spicy beverage with the addition of alcohol. He commented: “¡Salud! Drink to the Old World and the New.”  It’s perfect for the holiday season!

12 ounces prepared hot chocolate (not too sweet)
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 jiggers chile pepper vodka like Stolichnaya Pertsovka
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Cayenne powder and cinnamon sticks for garnish
Grated chocolate and a red chile for garnish (optional)

Combine the chocolate, honey, vanilla and vodka in a small pitcher. Pour into two long stemmed glasses or Irish coffee glasses. Float the cream on the tops of the two drinks. Dust with a pinch of Cayenne pepper and garnish with cinnamon sticks, or dust with grated chocolate and garnish with a red chile. Cut them lengthwise and fix them to the edges of the glasses.
Yield: 2 servings
Heat Scale: Mild

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AboutDave Dewitt

Dave is known in the media as "The Pope of Peppers" because of the 36 books he's written on chile peppers and spicy food around the world. He's also co-producer of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show and editor and publisher of the Fiery Foods & Barbecue SuperSite at www.fiery-foods.com. His latest book, with chile breeder Dr. Paul Bosland, is The Complete Chile Pepper Book.

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