Another drink we made at the Key West Literary Seminar this year was essentially just a really, really good Mexican hot chocolate, leaded. We took Dagoba Xocolatl Drinking Chocolate with good milk, added Don Julio Reposado and topped with 365 lite whipped cream. Ordinarliy using the canned stuff would be considered cheating but when making a couple hundred of these I absolved us of shame over this corner-cutting. Then a little drizzle of dark agave on top of the whipped cream, and a couple healthy dashes of Bittermen's Xoacatl Mole Bitters, giving it that heady, spicy nose and the massive complexity of mole. We shaved some dark chocolate with chiles on top to finish it off, and watched the chocolate fiends go nuts. We had folk coming back for thirds, and grabbing four at a time.
There was a lot of discussion at the "Yet Another World" themed Seminar of utopian vs. dystopian visions of the future. Guest speaker Margaret Atwood posited something a little less definitively cheerful or gloomy with her word "ustopia", which posited that a post-apocalyptic futureworld would merely be defined by us, by society, or its remnants. When KWLS Board Member Nancy Klingener was polling guests and players at the Seminar on what their essential skills might be in a post-apoco society (read here) Atwood's response was, "You're assuming there will be a society." So in fact maybe it is rather gloomy. At any rate we took her term as an inspiration to posit a world where chocolate, and tequila, flows freely for all, the the "Chocotopia" was born.
1 1/2 oz Don Julio Reposado
1 1/2 oz Dagoba Xocolatl Drinking Chocolate
Add the tequila to the chocolate, top with whipped cream. Drizzle some dark agave on the cream and a couple dashes of Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters. Finish with shaving some chile dark chocolate on top of it all, and enjoy while dodging zombies, mutants and extreme survivalists.