Guest Author - Katherine Tomlinson
Dorothy Parker once quipped �Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.� These recipes combine the rich sweetness of chocolate and the warmth of alcohol for a delightful dessert drink on a cool autumn night.
Chocolate Milk For Grown-ups
This drink is so milky and sweet that it�s easy to gulp it down. Don�t do it or you�ll end up flat on your face.
8 ounces cold milk (fat free is fine)
1-2 oz. brown cr�me de cacao
1-2 ice cubes
Stir the liqueur into the milk. The milk will turn a light brown.
Pour over ice. Don�t use crushed ice or the drink will get diluted.
This is a more intense, concentrated version of Chocolate Milk for Grown-Ups.
1 ounce brown cr�me de cacao
1 ounce heavy cream
Pour the cr�me de cacao into a shooter glass. Gently spoon the heavy cream over the liqueur so it floats on top. Do not mix.
Shoot the kiss.
If you�re looking for a cocktail that�s a little more structured, the following options are both quick to make and very tasty.
The Mudslide is readily available as a canned cocktail but without the ice cream it just tastes like a couple of shots stirred together. The ice cream mellows the flavor.
� ounce vodka
1 ounce coffee liqueur
1 ounce Irish cream liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
5 ice cubes
Chocolate syrup for garnish
Blend all ingredients until slushy.
Pour a dollop of chocolate syrup into the serving glass.
Pour the contents of the blender into the glass over the syrup.
Note: 1 ounce of heavy cream (whipping cream) can be substituted for the ice cream. You can also use coffee ice cream instead of the vanilla for a more intense coffee and cream taste. And of course, there�s always the chocolate ice cream option for a mocha mudslide. Or use chocolate liqueur instead of coffee.
The Chocolate Martini
Forget Cosmos�when you can�t decide between chocolate and liquor, this is the solution.
1 � ounces chocolate liqueur
1 � ounces cr�me de cacao (either the brown or clear version will work)
� ounce vodka
2 � ounces half and half
Shake all ingredients in cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes.
Pour into a martini glass.
These drinks are rich indulgences but � know when to say when. They�re meant to be a sweet treat at the end of a meal and enjoyed in moderation.