29 Mar Chocolate Cocktails | 6 Delicious Recipes To Try This Easter
We love Easter entertaining because it is the perfect excuse to make chocolate cocktails!
And why do we love chocolate cocktails so much? The answer is simple – because they allow us to combine 2 of our favourite things – alcohol and chocolate!
However, we have added a couple of chocolate mocktail recipes at the end. They were too good not to include! Life is about balance after all!
Easter is the chocolate holiday, so it’s the perfect time to get creative and enjoy the pure indulgence of chocolate cocktails. With plenty of Easter eggs around, you won’t need to look too far to find the perfect chocolate cocktail garnish! We are pretty sure that it doesn’t count if you sneak a few of the kids’ Easter eggs! Too much chocolate is bad for their teeth after all 😉
So let’s raise a glass to indulge the sweeter side of life this Easter!
Chocolate Cocktails – Cream Egg Cocktail (Yes, there is such a thing)
Cream egg chocolate cocktail? YES PLEASE!
In the run up to Easter, you will see A LOT of cream eggs everywhere! These indulgent Easter eggs have a cult-like status, and Easter wouldn’t be Easter without them. This is why we HAD to include a cream egg cocktail in our list of chocolate cocktails.
To make you will need the following ingredients:
- 75g milk chocolate, melted, cooled, plus extra unmelted chocolate to serve
- 2 drops yellow food colouring
- ¼ cup (60ml) vanilla-infused vodka (or regular vodka)
- 1/3 cup (80ml) condensed milk
- 1 cup (250ml) cold milk
- 2 tbs white crème de cacao liqueur
- ½ cup ice, plus extra for glass
- 2 small Cadbury creme eggs, split
The key to making this cocktail look so stylish is the contrast between the chocolate-dipped rim and the white/yellow layering of the cocktail, which emulates the inside of a cream egg.
This delicious chocolate cocktail could also be served as a liquid dessert for dinner party guests.
- Once you have dipped the rim of your coupe glass into the melted chocolate to create the rim, allow it to chill in the fridge while you mix up your cocktail.
- To make the first layer combine the yellow food colouring, 1½ tbs (30ml) vodka and 2tbs condensed milk in a jug, then pour into the base of each chilled coupe glass. Add ice to come three-quarters up the sides of each glass.
- Next step, place milk, ½ cup ice, remaining 2tbs condensed milk, vodka and crème de cacao in a cocktail shaker. Give it a good vigorous shake – perfect for burning off a few calories before drinking (we wish), then strain over the ice in each glass.
- For the final piece of the creation you will need to top with a cream egg (of course) and a little extra grated chocolate.
Chocolate Cocktails – Salted Caramel Eggspresso Martini
We love a good pun! This is why we couldn’t resist this indulgent ‘eggspresso’ martini recipe from The Grounds – and also salted caramel, who can resist that!
Also look at that styling inspo – cute chicks, flowers and chocolate. A 100% insta worthy creation. You will totally need to raid the kids’ Easter egg stash to create this one!
It also contains a much-needed shot of coffee which provides that much needed revive if you have been up early playing Easter bunny!
Image Source – The Grounds Blog
While the ingredients in this chocolate cocktail are probably not ones that you have to hand in your cupboard, we can guarantee that it is worth the effort of going that extra mile to get them! The perfect cocktail to egg-ceed the egg-spectations of your guests!
- 200g Cooking chocolate
- 30ml Salted Caramel Vodka
- 15ml Flor De Cana Spresso (coffee Rum)
- 15ml Tuca
- 30ml Cold Drip Coffee
- 30ml Thickened Cream
- Easter eggs and flowers of your choice to garnish
- Melt chocolate using the double boiler method, coat the glass and tip it upside down to remove any excess, before placing it in the fridge to set overnight. Top tip – use good quality cooking chocolate!
- Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
- Strain into your pre-set coupe glass.
Now relax, you have just made the prettiest chocolate cocktail this Easter!
Chocolate Cocktails – Mint Chocochata Martini
Image and recipe source The Spruce Eats
Wow! Just look at that colour!
This chocolate cocktail looks super fancy and is very simple to make using just 3 ingredients!
Just pour all the ingredients into a good cocktail shaker with some ice. Give it a vigorous shake and pour into a stylish Martini glass.
Using chocolate vodka reduces the creaminess of the chocolate cocktail, so if you are after something a little lighter, this is one to try. You could also pour the mixture into smaller glasses to make shooters!
If you LOVE the colour of this cocktail, then check out our The Grasshopper Cocktail on our retro cocktails blog post.
Martini and Shooter Glass options below.
Chocolate Cocktails – The Mudslide
Just love the name of this one. Makes us think of lots of lovely gooey chocolate!
Perfect for chocolate lovers, this cocktail is like a very naughty chocolate milkshake for adults!
- 50g dark chocolate
- 60ml coffee-flavoured liqueur
- 60ml vodka
- 60ml Irish cream liqueur
- 100ml double cream
- Extra grated chocolate before serving
- Chill glasses in the fridge.
- Melt chocolate in a shallow bowl – then dip the rim and turn upright to get that lovely drippy effect before returning to the fridge to chill.
- Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, then give a good shake.
- Pour into a glass and add extra ice if you like it cold.
- Grate more chocolate for extra indulgence!
- Share with your best chocolate cocktail loving buddy!
Image and recipe source BBC Good Food
Chocolate Cocktails – Baileys and Cream Easter Egg Cocktail
Yes, we know another cream egg cocktail (we may be getting carried away now) but this one was just too pretty not to share! Also we love the winning combo of vanilla and Irish cream. Too good not to share!
To be honest you don’t have to use cream eggs, any mini egg with a soft centre will work.
Image and recipe source – taste.com.au
Chocolate Cocktails – Chocolate Mocktail Magic
Image and recipe source – The Mindful Mocktail
An easy and delicious mocktail that you could even share with the kids!
Yes, that’s right, this is a non-alcoholic cocktail.
Made with just 3 easy to find ingredients – milk(125 ml), cocoa powder (5 tbsp) and condensed milk (30ml – sweetened condensed milk works best)
If you want to add some melted chocolate to the rim, you will also need some chocolate to melt. Totally optional – but it does make the glass look rather good.
To make: Combine all the ingredients in a blender and give it a good whizz (very technical wording there) until combined. Serve immediately and decorate with chocolate flakes or a chocolate egg. A super indulgent treat that anyone can enjoy! Why not add some whipped cream for extra decadence!
So the big question is….which delicious chocolate cocktail are you going to try?
If you are looking to mix up a treat and need the perfect glass, take a look at our fabulous range of cocktail glasses. Perfect for all cocktails, not just chocolate ones!