When romance is on the table and you’re planning on whipping up a decadent dessert for your significant other, nothing quite hits the spot like chocolate and alcohol.
But if baking isn’t your forte, Adam Garton of The Spiritualist, based on the city’s Langstane Place, has provided the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift for you – three mouth-watering chocolate-based cocktail recipes instead.
Featuring an array of sweet treats – such as ice cream, cherry brandy, double cream, orange bitters, espresso and vanilla – the experienced mixologist knows exactly how to put together an indulgent drink.
Each cocktail – a White Mocha Martini, Chocolate Orange Old Fashioned and a Cherry Cream Hard Shake – exudes luxury in a glass and packs the right amount of boozy punch.
Better that, they require minimal time and effort to be created, too.
Whether your other half is an avid fan of coffee-infused drinks, orange-based concotions or enjoys sipping away at creamy milkshakes, Adam has produced a cocktail to suit all tastes and preferences.
There’s no better way of saying “I love you” to the special person in your life than by getting together and toasting to a delicious drink – especially in chocolate form.
So, impress the chocolate-lover in your life and try shaking up one of these delicious cocktails in the comforts of your own home. We guarantee they will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Cherry Cream Hard Shake
- 25ml vodka
- 25ml cherry brandy
- 50ml double cream
- 2 scoops chocolate ice cream
- Hard shake all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and strain into a tall glass.
- Garnish with whipped cream and cherries.
Chocolate Orange Old Fashioned
- 30ml Diplomatic Matuano rum
- 20ml Drambuie
- 3 dashes Aztec chocolate bitters
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Stir all the ingredients together and serve over a large ice cube.
- Garnish with a chocolate orange sugar crisp.
White Mocha Martini
- 25ml Mozart white chocolate
- 12.5ml Salted Caramel Kahlua
- 12.5ml Rumchata
- 25ml espresso
- 15ml vanilla gomme
- Mix all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and strain into a baby coupe glass.
- Garnish with white chocolate buttons and a coffee bean, or a line of chocolate powder.