Unleash yourself this season with chocolate cocktails and bold fusion. From simple, and classy chocolate martinis to explosive hurricane cocktails, entice your loved one with the irresistible power of chocolate!
RUM AND CHOCOLATE COCKTAIL
Everyone has tasted rum in cake and in ice cream. But for all those who want to take their palettes for a tangy rollercoaster ride, try the rum and chocolate combination, topped with fruity lychee and raspberry flavours. This is a drink for young budding love with memories in the making.
- 35 ml Caribbean rum
- 25 ml chocolate liqueur
- 10 ml raspberry purée
- 10 ml lychee puree, or juice
- 1 small handful ice cubes
- 10 ml double cream
- Powdered chocolate, for sprinkling
- 3 raspberries, to garnish
- 1 filled chocolate, or truffle, to serve
Shake the rum, chocolate liqueur, raspberry purée and lychee juice together with a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Gently pour a small amount of cream over the back of a spoon and onto the surface of the liquid, creating a second layer. Sprinkle with chocolate powder. Thread three raspberries on a cocktail stick and sit on the rim of the glass to decorate. Serve with a top-quality filled chocolate or truffle.
LOVERS’ CREAMY CHOCOLATE COCKTAIL
Chocolate has also shown that it can ward off the blues and keep you in high spirits. Try just that this season. Let yourself go in the black richness of melted dark chocolate with a tinge of Irish cream to get the lovebirds chirping.
- 50 gm melted dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp Frangelico
- 2 tbsp Kahlua
- 1/4 cup Baileys Irish cream
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream, to serve
Place the chocolate in a small plastic bag and squeeze it to one end. Twist the bag and snip the corner of the bag. Pipe chocolate heart shapes around the inside of 2 chilled cocktail glasses and refrigerate the glasses. Meanwhile, blend or process the liqueurs, milk and ice cream until smooth. Add ice cream and pour the cocktail mixture over the top and serve.
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL MARTINI
Either you like the bittersweet taste of caramel or you don’t. If you do, gear yourself for a true mix worthy of deep-rooted choco-mania. Fix a drink fit for a king a queen and let none interrupt this banquet of bliss.
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream
- 3 ounces Kahlua
- 3 ounces Godiva chocolate liqueur
Mix ingredients in a shaker over ice and stir to chill. Strain into martini glass.
WHITE CHOCOLATE MARTINI
Chocolate has been the enchantress, a devil’s temptation and the very stuff that wrings human craving and desire. But white chocolate, with its pristine sweetness, has the angelic power to perk you up without guilt. Raise a toast to the first time you felt that tingle down your spine, the first kiss you stole and you knew it was love!
- 1 ounce white chocolate liqueur
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- Finely shaved dark chocolate
Pour liqueur and vodka into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Sprinkle dark chocolate shavings on top and pour into 2 martini glasses.
CHOCOLATE HURRICANE COCKTAIL
This simple and easy cocktail with a lemony twist and a pinch of orange is a riot of colours and flavours. Raise a glass of chocolate hurricane and begin a stormy affair or let yourself be swept away in the exhilarating joy of living life to the fullest.
- 1 dash lemon juice
- 1 ounce chocolate liqueur
- 1 ounce coconut rum
- 1 ounce orange juice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.