This decadent drink from Little Toad Creek is a tippling treat any time of day, but is especially delightful after dinner, while sitting in front of a roaring fire or under the big New Mexico sky.

1½ ounces Five Ducks Silver Agave spirit

¾ ounce Little Toad Creek Café Nocturno spiced coffee liqueur

1½ ounces chocolate syrup

3 drops mole bitters (optional)

1½ ounces half-and-half


Garnish: a pinch each of ground cinnamon, cocoa powder, and red chile powder, plus a mint sprig

Serves 1

1. Mix cinnamon, cocoa powder, and red chile powder together on a small plate. Moisten the rim of a martini glass with lime or water, dip it in the spicy mixture, and set aside.

2. Place remaining ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into rimmed martini glass.

3. Sprinkle with spice mix and add mint.

Read more: This recipe originally appeared in "Spirted Women" by Natalie Bovis.