logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Cocktails Site

BellaOnline's Cocktails Editor

g

Chocolate Cocktails Recipes


Having just spent the day reading (again!) Laura Esquivel’s perfectly wonderful 1989 debut novel, “Like Water for Chocolate,” I’ve got chocolate on the brain! Read my review here but don’t get settled in for day of bookworm-y fun till you’ve gathered the ingredients for a chocolate-laced cocktail as devilishly decadent as the book you are about to read.

Creme de cacao, in either the clear or dark version, is a chocolate-flavored liqueur frequently used to add that flavor to many classic cocktails, including the minty fresh Grasshopper. Other chocolate cocktails use spirits to flavor actual chocolate ingredients, such as cocoa powder, syrup, and ice cream.

Hope you enjoy these tasty treats! If you’d like to see some specific recipes, please click through below to my forum and let me know what recipes you’re looking for.

--------------------------------------------------

Hot Peppermint Patty

What you’ll need to get started:
A warmed* 16-ounce brandy snifter or coffee mug, and the following ingredients:

1 jigger (1.5 ounces) peppermint schnapps
1 pony (1 ounce) dark creme de cacao
1 envelope / package instant powdered hot chocolate mix
Boiling water
Garnishes: whipped cream and green creme de menthe

Pour schnapps and creme de cacao into empty, warm serving container(s); swirl to blend well. Add hot chocolate mix and stir to dissolve mix. Fill container almost full with boiling water and stir to finish (to minimize the risk of breakage, hold a spoon with its bowl upside down inside the glass and gently pour the boiling water onto the spoon instead of directly into the glass). Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of creme de menthe.

*Fill serving container(s) with hot water to warm them while the water heats to boiling.

--------------------------------------------------

Gingerman

What you’ll need to get started:
A blender, ice, an 8-ounce glass filled with ice, and the following ingredients:

1/4 cup (2 ounces) chocolate ice cream
1 jigger (1.5 ounces) ginger-flavored brandy or liqueur
1/2 ounce light (clear / silver) rum
1 jigger (1.5 ounces) milk or cream

Put all ingredients into a blender, blending just till smooth. Pour Gingerman cocktail over ice in prepared glass(es).

--------------------------------------------------

African Coffee

What you’ll need to get started:
A cocktail shaker / strainer filled with ice, a tall (Collins) glass half filled with cracked ice, and the following ingredients:

8 ounces strong, cold coffee or espresso
2 to 3 Tablespoons condensed milk (sweetened if you like it that way*)
1 jigger (1.5 ounces) dark creme de cacao

Pour all liquid ingredients into the shaker and shake till outside of container feels cool to the touch. Strain into prepared glass(es).

*Sweetened condensed milk in a can comes in a fat-free version that I absolutely love - even by the spoonful directly out of the can!

Add Chocolate+Cocktails+Recipes to Twitter Add Chocolate+Cocktails+Recipes to Facebook Add Chocolate+Cocktails+Recipes to MySpace Add Chocolate+Cocktails+Recipes to Del.icio.us Digg Chocolate+Cocktails+Recipes Add Chocolate+Cocktails+Recipes to Yahoo My Web Add Chocolate+Cocktails+Recipes to Google Bookmarks Add Chocolate+Cocktails+Recipes to Stumbleupon Add Chocolate+Cocktails+Recipes to Reddit



 



Like Water For Chocolate - Book Review
Stinger, Grasshopper Recipes
Cocktail Bar Measurements
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Cocktails Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Sandy Hemphill. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Sandy Hemphill. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Sandy Hemphill for details.

g


g features
Freezer Drinks

Place Changes Taste of Whisky

DIY Project Reveals 100-Year-Old Whiskey Stash

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor