Baby, it's cold outside!
'Tis the season! Warm yourself up with this smooth and tasty beverage. The ancient Aztec's created Xocoatl, a unique drink somewhat like a spiced hot chocolate. Try this similar medley using our Fiery Sweet Mesquite honey.
Spicy Bourbon Hot Cocoa
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons Fiery Sweet Mesquite honey
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of your favorite bourbon (optional)
1 pinch kosher salt
Slowly whisk honey, cocoa powder, and salt in a one-half quart or one quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring it to a low simmer and slowly whisk in the almond milk. Cook, while stirring, until slightly thickened and beginning to bubble at edges. Slowly stir in bourbon. Pour into mug for serving.
For those who enjoy more spice, add 3 tablespoons of Fiery Sweet Mesquite honey instead of 2 tablespoons.
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Nicki Praiswater is co-founder and co-owner of Lone Star Bee Company alongside her life-partner, Mark Crippen. Together, they both enjoy beekeeping, traveling and eating great foods.