Who Put Coffee and Chocolate In My Tequila?

Not your usual chocolates -- but cocoa tequila.

Someone very, very smart, that’s who.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Patrón Spirits has introduced a new tequila sure to make anyone swoon.

Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is Patrón Silver tequila combined with coffee from Vercruz and Chiapas, and chocolate from criollo cocoa beans, the rarest and most expensive grown.

The result is a 60-proof tequila that’s the color of hot fudge sauce.

I had a chance to try samples recently, packaged ever so cleverly in tiny bottles stuffed inside a big red heart-shaped box. Dry rather than sweet, it tastes of just-brewed coffee combined with melted dark chocolate. It’s quite smooth, with just a hint of alcohol burn at the very end.

Enjoy it straight -- chilled or over ice, if you like.

It would be great shaken up in a cocktail, poured over ice cream or stirred into an after-dinner coffee topped with whipped cream.

Or for those who dare — just drink it over ice to really appreciate all its nuances.

A 750ml bottle is $24.99.

Another Fun Valentine’s Day Beverage: Reginato Winery’s Sparkling Rosé of Malbec

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Date: Monday, 13. February 2012 5:26
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13 comments

  1. 1

    Adorable presentation! I wouldn’t mind at all opening that heart-shaped box to find it filled not with candy, but coffee and chocolate tequila!! :)

  2. 2

    Mmmm now I’m not much of a liqueur drinker but this is just the kind that would make me ask for a taste. But I am so intrigued by the idea of pouring some over ice cream! Sexy Valentine’s Day, indeed! Lovely!

  3. 3

    I think I will give it a shot! ha ha

  4. 4

    OMG my hubby loves Patron! Can’t wait to try this out!

  5. 5

    Sally: You slay me! Have you been hitting the sauce already? ;)

  6. 6

    I don’t drink much tequila but I’d totally give this one a try. ;)

  7. 7

    Did you know I am a tequila girl! This looks like a dangerous temptation;)
    Happy Valentine’s Day Carolyn!
    Erin

  8. 8

    I would love to try this over ice cream…yummie!
    Hope you have a wonderful week Carolyn :)

  9. 9

    Oh my goodness, I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. It sounds splendid and definitely the way to one’s heart :)

  10. 10

    Wow – chocolate tequila?! I am definitely intrigued.

  11. 11

    Forget regular tequila shots…I just might have to soothe my single girl woes with this today! :P

  12. 12

    It looks and sounds fantastic!

  13. Sandra Harrisingh
    Monday, 12. August 2013 13:34
    13

    Heathrow airport terminal 5 before flying out to Barcelo “Patron tasting in duty free. BLISS! We choice the coffee chocolate liqueur. Can’t wait to try it with vanilla ice .
    Worth the buy.

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