Evolve Chocolate + Cafe
85% chocolate, house coffee liqueur, double espresso, cajeta, steamed milk, vanilla whipped cream
Some people are wine aficionados, others know a thing or two about beer, and I consider myself to be a hot chocolate snob. I’m not easily impressed by any old cup of cocoa– so I’m serious when I say that Evolve Chocolate + Cafe has created the perfect indulgence for Valentine’s Day. Or, well, any day. In my opinion, boozy hot cocoa needs no occasion.
The Speedy Gonzales’ chocolatey base is enhanced by two shots of espresso and a healthy pour of house-made coffee liqueur. It’s rich without being cloying, and with all that caffeine, you can probably guess how this beverage got its name.
Best of all, there’s a secret ingredient: Cajeta, or spicy Mexican caramel. Coffee and chocolate alone are a match made in heaven, but the cajeta’s subtle kick makes the Speedy Gonzales next-level yummy. Top it off with vanilla whip, serve it with a spoon, and voila– the result is basically Valentine’s Day in a mug.
1200 11th St., Ste. 201, 360.220.1898, evolvefairhaven.com