Montezuma's Chocolate Drink (C.1400s, Mexico)

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Until sometime in the 18th century, chocolate was a well-kept secret of the upper classes, and that was no different in the Aztec Empire, who used cocoa beans as currency. Bitter, foamy and spicy, from Montezuma to Cadbury, chocolate has come a long, long way.

Ingredients: (Serves two)

A cup of cocao powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp of allspice
Honey to taste 

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  1. Put one teaspoon of chilli powder and one of allspice into a blender. Add a cup of cocoa powder and two cups of hot water. Leave for half an hour to infuse.
  2. Sweeten with honey to taste and blend until frothy. Serve!

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