Home and Living receives a lot of press materials and often nice packages but we were pleasantly surprised when we got a party in a box! Kahlúa teamed up with Food Network Star, Marcela Valladolid, for the Delicioso Brunch Club, a resource for one-of-a-kind brunch experiences and tips to bring them to life located at Facebook.com/Kahlúa.
We love new entertaining ideas and Marcela delivers. She says, “Typically a weekend retreat for the heart, soul and palate, brunch is the perfect way to unwind and reconnect. Some of my favorite memories have been made over a declicious weekend brunch, which is why I’m excited to team up with Kahlúa to share some of my culinary secrets and Mexican traditions through the Delicioso Brunch Club.
“Typically a weekend retreat for the heart, soul and palate…”
Kahlúa is a rum and coffee liqueur and is particularly good with the Hot Chocolate recipe that follows:
Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate
- 1 part Kahlua Peppermint Mocha
- 2 parts Milk
- 1 part Drinking Chocolate
- Bring milk to a simmer. Whisk in drinking hot chocolate.
- Simmer for 30 seconds while stirring. Add Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha. Garnish with peppermint stick and marshmallows or whipped cream.
- (If you are out of drinking chocolate, simply add one part Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha to your favorite hot chocolate or coffee.)
“Drinking Chocolates” are made from real chocolate as opposed to “Hot Cocoa” which is made from cocoa powder (the powdery remains of chocolate liquor after cocoa butter is removed). When you purchase a package of drinking chocolate it will often be in the form of chocolate shavings or chunks.
Drinking chocolates are not instant like hot cocoa. You must add hot milk, cream, or water to the chocolate in order for it to melt and be whisked together. Because of the higher cocoa butter content, drinking chocolates will also be richer and often thicker than hot cocoa.
Drinking Responsibly is Muy Delicioso
About KAHLÚA® Liqueur. 20% Alc./Vol. (21.5% alc./vol., available only in Ohio). ©2011 The Kahlúa Company, Purchase, NY. Enjoy KAHLÚA responsibly
On her Food Network show, Mexican Made Easy, Marcela shows how simple it is to create beautiful dishes bursting with bright Mexican flavors. You can purchase her cookbook by the same name.
Mexican Made Easy by Marcela Valladolid, Clarkson Potter, 2011; Retail $27.50