A chocolate margarita is a fantastic way to enjoy chocolate and tequila in a single glass. It's one of the most indulgent margaritas you can mix up and this blended recipe has a little extra dimension to tantalize your taste buds.
When it comes to chocolate cocktails, adding complementary flavors such as citrus makes it a little more interesting. Both tequila and orange juice are natural companions to chocolate. By adding just a hint of orange and lime, it goes beyond simply drinking spiked chocolate.
Gather the ingredients.
Rim a margarita glass: Begin by mixing equal parts of sugar and cocoa powder in a small dish until it becomes a consistent brown color. Then wet the rim with a piece of citrus fruit by running it around the edge. Roll the wet rim in the cocoa sugar to get an even coat all the way around. Tap off any excess.
In a blender, add the ice, tequila, chocolate liqueur, cream, and bitters. Squeeze in a splash each of orange and lime juices.
Pour into the prepared glass.
Top with chocolate shavings.
Serve and enjoy!
- Five or six average-sized ice cubes is equivalent to 1 cup of ice. Add these first to ensure the blender's blades chop them up quickly.
- For the chocolate liqueur, indulge with the creamiest, most chocolatey spirit that you can find. Godiva, Dorda, and Mozart are a few brands worth exploring. Dark crème de cacao, like that from Bols, is an excellent choice as well.
- Adding the citrus juices is as easy as squeezing half of the fruit into the blender. Don't squeeze the entire orange, though, as that can add up to an ounce or more; just a short squeeze will do unless you're making two margaritas at once.
- This margarita can also be shaken using the same ingredients, except for the ice. It is best, however, when served on the rocks.
- Add chocolate swirls to the glass. To do this, place your rimmed margarita glass in the freezer for a few minutes so it gets nice and frosty. Take it out and swirl chocolate syrup inside, then place it back in the freezer while you blend the drink. Your glass will be cold and the swirls will suspend on the sides and slowly melt into the drink.
- A creamy white chocolate liqueur (Mozart and Godiva offer one) will work wonders here because it plays nicely against the lime.
- Ice cream and cream liqueurs (e.g., Irish cream, RumChata) are great alternatives to the cream. For the ice cream option, add one scoop and use half the ice cubes (about 3 or 4 is perfect). Cream liqueurs can simply be poured at the same 1-ounce measurement.