Cinnamon Tequila Hot Chocolate

Rich and decadent, this cinnamon hot chocolate spiked with tequila is sure to warm you up from head to toe. The alcohol evaporates while cooking and the cinnamon and the tequila give it that spicy warmth with a hit of caramel. Let our functional medicine Los Angeles specialists teach you how to create this drink.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4


6 oz. dark chocolate squares
4 c. whole milk
3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
5 T. sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 t. pure vanilla extract
3 T. tequila
Ground cinnamon, for serving


  1. Add chocolate and 1 cup of milk to a medium saucepan and place over low heat. Stir gently, allowing the chocolate to melt.
  2. Our functional medicine Burbank experts highly recommend adding cocoa powder and whisking well to combine.
  3. Add sugar, cinnamon sticks, and remaining milk. Allow the mixture to simmer over medium-low until very hot and lightly thickened, approximately 8-10  minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and tequila.
  5. Our functional medicine Studio City doctors suggest serving it with a dusting of ground cinnamon.
  6. Enjoy this recipe from our functional medicine Toluca Lake practitioners at Functional Medicine Los Angeles.

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