A Delicious Selection of Chocolate Cocktails
Chocolate and alcohol, what more could you ask for? There are so many alcoholic chocolate delights to sample that I have attempted to wrap some of them up for you in a very select box of chocolate cocktails.
These cocktails will entrance everyone who loves the creamy taste of chocolate....with the added buzz of alcohol! I'm known for a couple of loves (besides family of course) and they are chocolate and cocktails so combining the two was bound to happen.
When I'm asked to mix a cocktail for someone the first thing I do is ask whether they like chocolate!!!!
Photo Credit - Image adapted from The Theatrical - Pulp Fiction by Edsel L, on Flickr
Let's start with the Chocolate Martini, straight out of the movie "A Date with Tad Hamilton." This cocktail is really easy to make and is always a winner.
6 parts vodka
1 part chocolate liqueur
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a martini glass to serve. For an extra chocolate kick consider rimming the glass with chocolate flakes.
For a real touch of luxury there is the Death by Chocolate Martini, this is rich, creamy and delicious.
Death by Chocolate Martini
1 ½ oz Godiva chocolate liqueur
1 ½ oz dark creme de cacao
1 oz vanilla vodka
1 ½ oz half'n'half
Rub the rim of your martini glass with a lime and then dip the rim into some Oreo cookie crumbs.
Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into the Oreo rimmed martini glass to serve.
The next best thing to a chocolate has to be chocolate cake which brings us to the next recipe.
Chocolate Cake Martini
3 oz vanilla vodka
½ oz frangelico
3 oz creme de cacao
sweetened cocoa powder
Wet the rim of the martini glass with water and dip into the sweetened cocoa powder.
Take the liquid ingredients and place them in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into the prepared martini glass to serve.
If you prefer a choccy biscuit to a slice of cake then this cocktail is for you. It adds cognac for a little bit of warmth and to round out the chocolate flavor.
1 ½ shots Cognac
1 ½ shots dark creme de cacao
1 ½ shots kahlua
Shake all of the ingredients together with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a dusting of chocolate powder.
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For an extra special touch when serving this cocktail use a stencil when dusting with the chocolate powder. They come in all sorts of pictures from hearts to stars and even happy faces. If you are mixing a Chocolate Biscuit for a special someone you could add a heart, if it's for a group of friends you could try a happy face. You are limited only by your imagination.
Chocolate and fruit also go well together, especially berries. I have recipes for a Berry Chocolate Martini and a Chocolate Raspberry Martini on my Berrilicious Martini site.
If you have time to prepare the garnish ahead of time then this cocktail combining strawberries and chocolate is bound to be a hit.
Chocolate Covered Strawberrytini
2 ½ shots strawberry vodka
1 ½ shots white creme de cacao
melted chocolate for dipping.
Melt the chocolate using a melting pot, microwave or double boiler. I find a melting pot easier (there's a link opposite if you want the same one that I use) as it is too easy to over melt the chocolate in the microwave. It is also less messy than with a double boiler.
Once the chocolate is melted you need to dip the strawberries in and then leave in the fridge for the strawberries to harden.
To make the cocktail add the vodka and creme de cacao to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with your chocolate coated strawberry. This cocktail is great for Valentine's Day or a girls cocktail afternoon.
Cherries also go well with chocolate and feature in my next recipe.
Chocolate Coated Martini
1½ oz vodka
½ oz Godiva chocolate liqueur
½ oz vanilla schnapps
Place a cherry at the bottom of a cocktail glass. In a mixing glass add vodka, Godiva, vanilla schnapps and ice then stir. Strain into the cocktail glass covering the cherry.
A childhood favorite of many is the banana split and it is in memory of this delicious treat that I am adding the next cocktail to this page.
Banana Split Martini
1 oz vodka
½ oz creme de bananas
½ oz creme de cacao
Place all of the ingredients, along with ice, into a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve.
What better cocktail glass to drink chocolate cocktails out of than one that's hand painted with chocolates?
I love Terry's Chocolate Oranges and these prove that chocolate and orange are a combination that goes together really well. When I was younger I used to get given a Terry's Chocolate Orange in my Christmas stocking. I loved it and so wanted to replicate the flavor in a cocktail.
When trying to come up with an alcoholic form of this favorite chocolate the nearest I have come to is the following Chocolate Orange Martini.
Chocolate Orange Martini
2 shots vodka
2 shots white creme de cacao
1 shot triple sec
Shake all of the ingredients together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass to serve.
Butterscotch is another flavor that, along with caramel, goes really well with chocolate and this is well illustrated with the Butterscotch Martini.
2 shots vodka
1 shot butterscotch schnapps
1 shot white creme de cacao
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
If you are after more of a richer caramel flavor then the Chocolate Carmel Martini is a great drink.
Chocolate Carmel Martini
1½ oz vodka
3 oz Kahlua
3 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur
Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with ice, and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass and enjoy.
One of my favorite chocolate bars (yes, there are A LOT of them!!) is the bounty. I think coconut and chocolate are made for each other, so grab the Malibu and let's make up some more cocktails!
1 shot vodka
1 shot Malibu
1 shot dark creme de cacao
Place all of the ingredients together with ice into a cocktail shaker and shake. To serve strain the cocktail in to a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprinkling of chocolate powder.
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Remember using a drinks stencil can add a stylish look to this beautiful cocktail.
2 shots golden rum
1 ½ shots Malibu
¾ shot white creme de cacao
½ shot frangelico
desiccated coconut for rimming the glass
Moisten the rim of the glass with water or an orange wedge and dip it in the coconut.
Shake the ingredients together with ice and strain into the prepared glass to serve.
The addition of coffee to chocolate really helps to intensify the flavor which is why Kahlua is often added to these chocolate cocktail recipes. Rum is another flavor that goes well in chocolate cocktails as it adds a depth of warmth to the finished drink. This leads us to the Coco Martini.
1 ½ Bacardi Coco rum
¾ oz Kahlua
½ oz brown creme de cacao
Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve.
Chocolate Rum Martini
½ shot dark creme de cacao
½ shot creme de menthe
½ shot double cream
½ shot milk
1 tsp rum
Shake all of the ingredients, except the rum, together with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass and then carefully pour the teaspoon of rum onto the drink so that it floats on top.
An absolute classic combination is chocolate and mint, a great way to end a meal is with one of these cocktails (if you need an excuse to try one that is).
Chocolate Mint Martini
1 oz vodka
½ oz white creme de cacao
½ oz green creme de cacao
Shake all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, with ice. The next step is to strain the liquid into a cocktail glass to serve.
If you want to really add something when serving this cocktail you could place the cocktail glass on a saucer with an after eight mint next to it. This is a great idea if you are serving up a cocktail as an after dinner drink instead of a dessert.
Chocolate, Mint & Alcohol - delicious!
1 ½ shots baileys
¾ shot white creme de cacao
¾ shot green creme de menthe
Shake all of the ingredients together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a dusting of chocolate powder.
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