Let’s admit it: The kid in us still loves whipping up a hot batch of everyone’s favorite fall drink. No, not PSLs…hot chocolate!

While we might be a little too old to sip on hot cocoa, we don’t have to sacrifice this childhood delight! Up your hot chocolate game with Mexican hot chocolate instead. It’s a much more elevated beverage with quixotic spices and a subtle sweetness.

From a healthy vegan blend to mescal-spiked cocktails you’ll love the five delicious recipes below.

img1108-w1000h2000 Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate
This vegan recipe calls for plenty of cayenne, while ginger and maca powder make the final product deliciously healthy!

20120202-six-ways-to-spike-your-hot-cocoa-13-thumb-625xauto-217116 Spicy Aztec Hot Chocolate
Mezcal is known in Mexico as “elixir of the gods,” and when added to this recipe’s cinnamon and frothy chocolate, we have to agree.

mexican-spiced-hot-chocolate-4-576x864 Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate
The secret ingredient in this recipe is cornstarch, which gives the chocolate a satisfying thickness.

ZA0211H_spiced-hot-chocolate_s4x3.jpg.rend.sni18col Spiced Hot Chocolate
Cardamom pods and curry powder give this a spicy Indian kick but it’s balanced out with sweet honey and cocoa powder. Yum!

16054117865_eb3f0ec5f3_o-(1) Mexican Hot Chocolate (Slow Cooker)
This recipe advises making your hot cocoa in a slow cooker, so you can come home to a house that smells like heaven.

xx, The FabFitFun Team