warm bourbon cocktail recipe

Hot Mentha Mess

warm bourbon cocktail recipeIf you like Mexican hot chocolate – this cocktail is for you! This alcoholic Mexican hot chocolate cocktail combines bourbon with cocoa goodness, a kick of cayenne, and minty Brancamenta. Thanks to Erin Sullivan, head bartender at The Third Man, for creating the PERFECT snow day cocktail!

Bar supplies:

  • Mug
  • Stir spoon
  • Jigger
Hot chocolate (powdered cocoa mixed with equal parts water & sweetened condensed milk)6 ounces
Cayenne2 pinches
Brancamenta1.5 ounces (1 shot)
Bourbon1.5 ounces (1 shot)
Mint sprig1 for garnish
Marshmallows1 - 10 for garnish


Heat up powdered cocoa mixed with equal parts water and condensed milk and 2 pinches of cayenne. Pour into mug. Add the Brancamenta and bourbon. Garnish the boozy hot chocolate with the mint sprig and sprinkle with cayenne. Throw in as many marshmallows as you’d like and enjoy this alcoholic Mexican hot chocolate!