Chocolate in alcoholic beverages helps adults quell their craving for chocolate while enjoying a top-notch spirit like vodka, amaretto and mint schnapps. Making these popular drinks, usually served after a meal or with dessert, can enhance a dinner party and wow your guests.
Death By Chocolate: A Harmless Mixed Drink
Death by Chocolate, one of the most dramatically named drinks, is a chocolate martini typically made with chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, creme de cacao and half-and-half.
This creamy drink isn’t for everyone, and the half-and-half adds many calories. Most people consume this beverage with a dessert.
To make this drink at home, mix one part vanilla vodka and 1 and 1/2 parts chocolate liqueur, dark creme de cacao and half-and-half in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake the mixture and strain it into a martini glass.
For added presentation points, rim each chilled cocktail glass with Oreo cookie crumbs. If you feel like getting creative, try mixing orange or banana flavored vodkas to create an orange-chocolate or banana-chocolate treat.
Grasshopper: One of the Most Popular Mint and Chocolate Drinks
Chocolate lovers often enjoy a little mint with the flavor, and lovers of chocolate alcoholic drinks are no exception. The Grasshopper calls for one part white creme de cacao, one part creme de menthe, one part crushed ice and four parts whipping cream.
Add your ingredients into a mixing glass, shake and strain. The drink tastes best when served in a chilled cocktail glass, and you can also add chocolate shavings on top to bring excitement to the presentation.
Chocolate Duchess: Chocolate, Amaretto and Butterscotch Come Together
The chocolate duchess is a thick, sweet alcoholic beverage with many of different flavors at play. You need one part chocolate liqueur, one part amaretto, one part butterscotch schnapps and two parts chocolate vodka.
Three Olives makes a delicious type of chocolate vodka that works well for this drink.
To make this beverage yourself, chill the vodka over night to make it cold and syrupy, then chill a martini glass.
Pour your ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously, then strain the contents into the martini glass. Rim the glass with chocolate shavings.
More advanced cocktail makers can try to add cayenne pepper to the chocolate shavings, an interesting spicy and sweet contradiction found throughout the history of chocolate and loved by many.