With Easter just around the corner, it’s about time you got yourself sorted with one of my specially-created cocktails, isn’t it? Or choctails, I should say….
The grown-up way to mark the day of sugar rushes and eating chocolate for breakfast, I’ve mixed up cocktails to help you celebrate the end of Lent and the commencement of indulgence. Enter four smooth and wonderfully chocolatey tipples that come with their own unique chocolate bar for garnish (and surreptitious nibbling).
Not sure which one to plump for? Let me help you find the one that’s perfect for you.
If you like dark and strong... The Chocolate Espresso Martini
If you like the dark, smooth tastes of fresh espresso with rich dark chocolate and crisp Icelandic vodka, look no further than my terribly sophisticated and perfectly shaken Chocolate Espresso Martini. It’s easy as pie to make – all you need are some martini glasses, a cocktail shaker, fresh espresso and a handful of ice cubes – and a proper treat, to boot.
If you like sweet and salty: The Salted Caramel Old Fashioned
Or perhaps salted caramel is more your thing. Can’t blame you, it’s mine too! The sweet, almost-sticky caramel flavours, muddled with smokey monkey shoulder whiskey, finished with notes of flaky sea-salt is pretty much as good as it gets. Smooth and silky, it’s the ideal indulgence if you’ve already gone hard on the Easter Eggs and fancy something a little different.
If you like smooth milk chocolate and citrus: The Chocolate Orange Mudslide
Let’s just say, I’m not the first person to combine chocolate and orange. In fact, a brand that sounds a lot like Shmerry’s Shmocolate Shmorange got to it before I did. What they’re not doing though is combining the fresh citrus notes of orange with creamy chocolate and smooth vodka to create a winning cocktail... I am! A refreshment for the White Russian lover, celebrate the day of decadence properly this year.
If you like creamy and refreshing: The Mint Chocolate Grasshopper
Mint chocolate chip is the best ice cream ever made. Hands down. No competition. But, I didn’t come here to argue about ice creams, I came to tell you about my Mint Chocolate Grasshopper – the brilliant digestif that pairs well with After Eights and multiple serves. It’s tongue-tinglingly minty and creamy in equal measure, finished with a blob of whipped cream. Basically, it’s dessert in a glass.So, I’ve given you the rundown. All that’s left to say is that Easter is already the day of funny shaped chocolate and supermarket sweeties… why not make your cocktails something special? I know I will.
The CM x