After making the Wahine Picante, I’ve been inspired to keep creating cocktails. Tonight, I was in the mood for something chocolatey, rummy, and slightly spicy. We stopped at our local Safeway to pick up groceries for Friday night’s dinner (Grilled Chicken Tacos with a Tropical Salsa) and I was disappointed that I could not find chocolate liqueur in the spirits aisle. Bummer! I was still not ready to give up. Armed with our groceries, I also bought a container of chili powder (you’ll find out) and we headed for home.
Because I have had rum coconut cocktail in the past, I had the basics down, and now I just needed to expand upon it. Here is what I came up with, and it was a decadent treat!
- 2 ounce dark rum
- 1 ounce cream of coconut
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Add all contents to a shaker of ice
- Shake vigorously
- Rim the glass with a cocoa/chili powder combo (2 parts cocoa, 1 part chili powder)
- Strain contents of shaker into a glass
The Rum Cocoa Loco with its chocolatey and spicy rim is a dessert in a glass with a chili pepper kick!