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Chocolate & Gold, apart from Diamonds it’s every woman’s favorite things. And since we can’t put diamonds in your cocktails, (although that is not a bad idea), has created the El Dorado Hot Chocolate for foodies and cocktail lovers alike who indulge in the finer things the world has to offer.

El Dorado Hot Chocolate
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water, plus 2 tablespoons
8 ounces finely chopped semisweet or milk chocolate
6 cups milk
6 ounce cinnamon flavored liqueur (recommended: Goldschlager), see Cook's note
3 ounce golden rum


Stir the sugar and 2 tablespoons of the water together in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Uncover and continue to cook, swirling the pan but not stirring, until the sugar is a dark golden caramel, 7 to 10 minutes. (It should smell slightly burnt.) Pull pan from the heat and carefully pour the 1/4 cup water into the caramel. Take care; it may spatter a lot. Whisk until smooth and allow to cool. (The burnt caramel can be held for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.)

When ready to serve: Put 3 tablespoons of the burnt caramel into 4 mugs or cups and top evenly with the chopped chocolate. Bring the milk to a simmer in a medium pan over medium heat. Pull pan from the heat and add the Goldschlager and rum; pour over the chocolate. Serve El Dorado Hot Chocolates with a spoon to stir the layers together.

Cook's Note: Goldschlager is a cinnamon flavored liqueur with small flecks of edible gold.

Live Fabulously. Drink Responsibly.

-Cristal Carrington



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