Chocolate Peppermint Stick

Chocolate Peppermint Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz – Creme de Cacao
  • 1 1/2 oz – Peppermint Schnapps
  • 3/4 oz – Cream
  • Peppermint candy cane

Preparation

Combine the cremde de cacao, peppermint schnapps and cream in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass. Serve with a candy cane.

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Good Enough for Friday – The Mystic Dark Chocolate Cocktail

Mystic Chocolate CocktailIf you’re anything at all like the team here at Madtini Labs you were digging into the Easter treats a long time ago. Peeps, jelly beans, gummi bunnies or chocolate creme eggs, they’ve all fallen victim to the sweet tooths of our hungry intoxicologists.

Here we are on Good Friday – we had alreadt posted our selection of Easter cocktails last weekend and we needed a challenge. The folks at Distillnation, a London distributor of fine spirits including absinthe tweeted “Looking for some chocolate inspired cocktails that could have some #absinthe in them … need to jazz up #Easter”. We knew we had our mission.

It wasn’t long before we found the Mystic Chocolate Cocktail. We decided to add shavings of dark chocolate to the rim just because we could. Cheers and Happy Easter!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 oz of absinthe
  • 1 1/2 oz of Baileys
  • 1 1/2 oz of dark creme de cacao
  • 2 dashes of Butterscotch schnapps
  • dark chocolate shavings

Preparation
Dip the rim of a cocktail glass in Baileys then turn the glass in a plate of shavings of dark chocolate. Set aside the glass in the freezer for a few minutes. Pour the absinthe into the glass, then slowly add the Baileys, then the creme de cacao and lastly the butterscotch schnapps leaving the liquids to from layers.

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Easter Cocktails – Chocolate Caramel Easter Egg

Chocolate Caramel Easter Egg
Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Baileys Caramel
  • 1 1/2 oz crème de cacao
  • 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
  • Mini creme egg

Preparation
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well then strain into a chilled martini glass. Drop a chocolate mini creme egg into the drink.

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Easter Cocktails – Easter Bunny Cocktail

Chocolate Easter Bunny

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz brown creme de cacao
  • 1 tspn of cherry brandy
  • 1 tspn of chocolate syrup

Preparation
Combine the vodka and creme de cacao in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well then strain into a chilled martini glass. Carefully a teaspoon of chocolate syrup and cherry brandy. Don’t stir these in, just let them settle within the glass.

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The Chocolate Swirl Martini

Chocolate Swirl Martini

Valentine’s Day is only a week away, so it’s high time the Madtini Labs intoxicologists get cracking on mixng up some delicious cocktails for that special day.

The Chocolate Swirl Martini is a hybrid of a several different vodka, chocolate cocktails. We couldn’t resist adding a chocolate shavings to the rim and creating swirls of chocolate inside the glass.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Godiva white chocolate liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz Creme de Cacao
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 2 1/2 oz Half & Half
  • Chocolate Shavings

Preparation

Chill a cocktail glass in the freezer for 10 minutes. Remove the glass and create swirls inside the glass using chocolate syrup, return the glass to the freezer.

Combine the vodka, creme de cacao and white chocolate liqueur in a cocktail shaker with 3 ice cubes. Shake well, add the half & half and stir.

Remove the glass from the freezer, add a tablespoon of white chocolate liqueur to a shallow glass. Turn the glass in the liqueur, then turn it in the chocolate shavings.

Replace the top of the shaker and strain into the chilled cocktail glass. Add a few pinches of chocolate shavings to the glass.

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12 Days of Madtini Holiday Cocktails #5: Christmas Cane Martini

Christmas Cane MartiniWhile our tastes for cocktails tend to run to more simple drinks like an Old Fashioned or a Gin & Tonic, not including a cocktail made with candy canes in our list of 12 holiday drinks would seem incomplete.

The candy cane first appeared in mid-17th century in Europe.  Candy sticks were produced by confectioners in a time-intensive process of pulling, twisted and cutting the sugar sticks completely by hand. The cane shape is said to have originated by a choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral in Germany, who bent the straight candy sticks into canes representing a shepherd’s hook and handed them out to children at church services.

This cocktail features a rim of crushed candy canes and a delicious combination of peppermint schnapps and creme de cacao.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1 oz creme de cacao
  • 1 oz  light cream
  • crushed candy canes

Preparation
Crush a candy cane into a fine dust. Wet the rim of the glass with peppermint schnapps, drip it into the crushed candy cane dust and place in the freezer to chill. Combine the peppermint schnapps, vodka, creme de cacao and light cream in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake a few times and strain into the chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a candy cane and serve.

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Its Madtini O’Clock! Walnut-Chocolate Martini

Chcolate-Hazelnut MartiniWe was blissfully unaware that last week was chocolate week, so forgive us as we play some catch up this week. We found this drink on the Domestic Sluttery blog, and it sounded too good to not try. The name describes it all, it turned out to be a an almost perfect blend of chocolate and hazelnut tastes.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz Frangelico
  • 1 1/5 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 3/4 oz Creme de Cacao
  • Cocoa Powder

Preparation
Wet the rim of a martini glass and coat the rim by turning it upside down and rotating it in a shallow dish of cocoa powder. Set the glass in the freezer to chill. Combine the rest of the ingredients on a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake then strain into the chilled cocktail glass.

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C is for Cookies! Oh, and of course Cocktails!

Cookie Cocktails from The Martini DivaWho wants cookie dough?

Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about our ‘new’ first favorite way to enjoy cookies, in cocktail form. We looked around and found that the authority on delivering cookie flavored cocktails has got to be The Martini Diva. Not only does she publish hundreds of great cocktail recipes, she also provides a 5×3  recipe card illustrated by The Martini Diva herself.

After some lively internal debate and an inventory of the Madtini Labs supply. We narrowed down our drinks to four, the Peanut Butter, Macaroon, Chocolate Chip and Oreo cookie cocktails. The key ingredient turns out to be Butterscotch Schnapps which provides the doughy background taste.

Check out the individual recipes at the links below.

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Cookie Cocktails… The Macaroon Cookie Martini

Macaroon Cookie MartiniPosted with permission from The Martini Diva

Ingredients

  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1 oz amaretto
  • shredded coconut

Preparation
Dip the rim of the cocktail glass in the creme de cacao, then into the ground coconut, then chill the glass in the freezer until ready

Pour the rum, creme de cacao and amaretto into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until sufficiently chilled. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.

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