Chocolate is a perennial favorite of many people, which is why it is incorporated in a lot of things. Among others, one of the most innovative ways to use chocolate is to have it infused in a cocktail. How exactly is such possible? Keep on reading and we’ll share some basic recipes that will turn you into an expert mixologist at home!
Death by Chocolate Martini
In a small rimmed plate, add a few tablespoons of your choice of chocolate and cocoa powder. Give it a quick whisk, which will allow you to get rid of the lumps. Dip the martini glass, making sure that the edges are fully-covered. Set the glass aside as you prepare the drink. Fill a cocktail shaker with half and a half, chocolate liqueur, and vodka. Add ice, shake, and pour in a glass. As easy as that, you are now ready to devour your drink. I wish they had this at Regent Cocktail Club, one of my favorite places for a drink!
If you are hopping from one bar to another in search for the best cocktails Atlanta that use chocolate as one of its main ingredients, Mudslide is one that you will most probably encounter often. This is a simple cocktail that will work best during a hot day since one of its main ingredients is vanilla ice cream. Aside from the latter, you will also need Irish cream, coffee liqueur, and vodka. This is the milkshake that grown-ups are sure to love.
Listed by Town & Country as one of the best chocolate-flavored cocktails, the base of this drink is bourbon, obvious from the way it is named. It also has cocoa cream white liqueur, heavy cream, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings on the top. Garnish with more whipped cream if you want the texture to be thicker. If you want it to be sweeter, on the other hand, you have to add more shavings of your preferred brand of white chocolate.
A margarita will remind you of a stronger version of a lemon or lime juice, except that it has tequila and triple sec. If you want a total reinvention of margarita, one of the best ways to do it is to use chocolate as one of the main ingredients. In a plate, combine one-part sugar with one-part cocoa powder and rim a margarita glass. In a blender, combine one cup of ice, bitters, lemon juice, triple sec, and tequila. Adjust the amount of the ingredients used depending on the intensity of the cocktail that you want to make. Blend and stop when it is smooth. Pour in a glass. Finish it off with chocolate shavings on the top.
For anyone who has a sweet tooth who happen to love alcohol as well, the cocktails mentioned above will offer the best of both worlds. Fortunately, you do not need to be a trained mixologist to prepare and enjoy these drinks!