Chocolate Liqueurs are sweet drinks that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in an after dinner drink. You can also add them to your coffee or over some desserts to add a sweet flavor.
What is a Chocolate Liqueur?
For the sake of simplicity, it is a liqueur that tastes like chocolate. Chocolate Liqueurs are not a new invention. The concept’s history dates back to around 1666 in France and chocolate liqueur recipes have been found in both British and American cookbooks. These dessert drinks rose to popularity during the chocolate craze in the 1990s.
History of chocolate liqueur recipes have been divided into two parts: Pre-19th Century and Post-19th Century. Pre-19th century cocoa was the main ingredient, while the modern recipe has cocoa extracts, vanilla, vanilla extract, vodka and simple syrup.
They are made from a combination of alcohol, sweetener and chocolate flavoring. The ingredients are simple, but the process is quite lengthy. I will not get into the process of making them at this point as I feel the ones you can find at your local Coborn’s or Cash Wise Liquor Store will work for whatever your plans are (desserts, cocktails or coffee boosts).
As Valentine’s Day fast approaches and you are out shopping for the perfect chocolates for the apple of your eye, may I suggest that you pick up a chocolate liqueur and make your special someone a fun Valentine Martini? Here is a delicious recipe to try this Valentine’s Day.
- 2 Oz. Tito’s Vodka
- 1 Oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- Whipped Cream for topping
- Shaved Chocolate for Garnish
- Fill a shaker with ice.
- Add vodka and chocolate liqueur.
- Shake vigorously, strain and pour into a martini glass.
- Top with lightly sweetened whipped cream.
- Garnish with chocolate shavings.
If you want to spice it up, you can use Crave Chocolate Chili Liqueur.
This recipe is sure to be a hit for your Valentine’s Day celebration.
Until next time, cheers!
Coborn’s, Inc. Liquor Category Manager
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