I do not know about you, but I personally love a good cayenne spiced mocha.I first fell in love with this spicy little number after a trip to my favorite local coffee shop, The Phoenix. Their version of this beverage is the perfect amount of spice and sweet. Normally, I would have gone to the big box, chain store style coffee shop for the all to familiar cup of caffeinated sugar. But, now when I need my coffee fix I can be found sipping a nice cayenne spiced mocha while studying for my classes.
Now I cannot always afford to hit up my favorite coffee shop to satisfy my cravings, so I had to find an affordable, at home solution to my problem. So during my search for this solution I stumbled upon a blog called, A Spicy Perspective and they just happened to have the recipe I would go on to tweak to satisfy my bed for a great spiced mocha.
The mix in the picture with Minnie Mouse next to it was made with granulated sugar and the mix with Mickey Mouse was made with brown sugar. The brown sugar version is my favorite so far. But, I have provided a link to the original recipe at the bottom of the page for anyone wanting to try the original version as a comparison.
2 tablespoons granulated or brown sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
Creamer or half/half to taste
Approximately 6 ounces of your favorite black coffee or 2 shots of espresso
1. Place sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne and cocoa into a food processor or spice grinder. Mix until it becomes a really fine powder. The brown sugar mix may appear granulated, that is because of the molasses. You can mix it in a bowl, I just find this provides the results I prefer.
2. Once the mixture is too your liking place it in your favorite coffee mug and add your coffee, then stir till the mixture is fairly dissolved.
3. Add cream if desired and enjoy!
Side Note: This is the one coffee drink I get that I don’t have to add more sugar to, other than those cups of caffeinated sugar that are readily available everywhere.
Link to original source: http://www.aspicyperspective.com/mexican-mocha-recipe/2/ (The original version was super tasty, just found I liked the way the other sugars mixed in better)
Also here is the link to my favorite coffee shops Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ThePhoenixTulsa/