Chocolate and cocktails - they could well be two of the most delicious things in the world! When you bring them together, the result is spectacular. Who can resist the deliciousness of a chocolate cocktail! Here are some ideas for cocktails which use chocolate - they are tempting, perfect for dessert and pack in a whole lot of fun. From milkshakes with a boozy twist to chocolate versions of conventional cocktails, read on for all the details!
Spoiler alert: There is a classic drink called the "chocolate cocktail" - but as many have learned the hard way, it contains no chocolate. Instead, it's an equal pour of maraschino, blackberry, and Yellow Chartreuse liqueurs shaken with an egg yolk.
Instead, here are some recipes which actually do contain chocolate!
This cocktail is loaded with nostalgia. The base is a cream liqueur with rum mixed with Cîroc French Vanilla Vodka, chocolate syrup, a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some cream. Obviously, when you mix so many delicious ingredients together, the outcome can only be more delicious.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
This is far from hot chocolate as you’ve known it - the cocktail packs in a mean punch as it is spiked with cayenne, a bit of cinnamon, and a nice shot of tequila. This warming drink will leave you wanting more!
If you love all things sweet but still want to look oh-so-sophisticated as you sip your cocktails, the Chocolate Martini is your ultimate answer. Made with vodka and chocolate, this drink is lightly sweet and oh-so-chocolatey without being overbearing.
Berry Martini with Chocolate
A variation of the good old Chocolate Martini is the berry-flavored Martini. It shot to fame thanks to the swish New York bar, Ayza. It is made from raspberry-flavored Chambord liqueur, coffee liqueur, heavy cream and gets garnished with a generous amount of dark chocolate shavings and a pretty raspberry.
Twist and Shout
It’s impossible to go through a list of the best chocolate-laden cocktails without paying homage to this incredible cocktail, made famous by Hard Rock Cafe. Spiced rum and Guinness form the backdrop for this unusual creation which is then blended with vanilla ice cream and crème de cacao liqueur. Top it up with salted caramel syrup and - incredibly - bacon crumbles.
Original Chocolate Margarita
Move over regular margaritas, chocolate just knocks one out of the park! This is the ultimate indulgence in sweet margaritas and there are many ways to create one. A recommended recipe uses the tequila and orange juice as natural complements to chocolate.
Similarly, another cocktail that highlights the favourite combination of chocolate and orange is the Chocolate & Orange Martini. This drink relies on just a touch of orange to accent the chocolate.
Garnishing and serving suggestion: The joy of a great chocolate cocktail is in the way it is served. Think of novel ideas - whether through a melted chocolate rim, various toppings and garnishings (marshmallows, sauces, fruit, etc).
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