Every time of year deserves a cocktail. For Easter it had to be a chocolate one! My rum Easter chocolate cocktail is pretty strong and can be served as a pudding too.
These items were gifted for Easter. This year Aldi have a fabulous and delicious Easter range of drinks, treats and cocktails essentials.
I was so excited to receive this hamper from Aldi www.aldi.co.uk as it’s the first hamper I’ve ever had! I don’t know why lovely things in a wicker basket are so much nicer than a regular box.
There were a lot of lovely items including dark rum, coconut flavoured rum, pinot noir, cider, white chocolate bar, cocktail shaker, cocktail glasses and a gorgeous chocolate rabbit. The wine we are going to save for Easter dinner as it’s a special bottle and I know (having had the same wine from Aldi before) it s a lovely one. All these items are available to buy individually at Aldi.
Looking at all the lovely bottles it was clear that this collection of goodies were made for cocktails. I got my cocktail muscles flexed and had a play about with creating a delicious chocolate cocktail perfect for Easter.
Easter Chocolate Cocktail Time
Now I have all the essentials of cocktail making. The gorgeous cocktail shaker and glasses. It was time to try cocktail making! I felt like a mad professor with all the ingredients and measuring it all out using the cocktail shaker lid. It is a lot of fun to get creative with cocktails. Anything that doesn’t work gets consumed and all evidence of it not working has disappeared.
As it’s time for Easter I thought trying a cocktail with chocolate in would be a good idea. I did some research to make sure I had a base to work from. I had no idea there were so many different cocktails in the world! My to make list is now huge! Here is what I made – Easter Chocolate Cocktails!
These cocktails are very rich and thick and would make great puddings.
Working on the recipe
The first time I made them we used an egg white but when I was refining the recipe I left it out and it was better. To make it a little more special as a pudding we added Chantilly cream and shaved milk chocolate on top as a decoration. I didn’t get a chance to photograph the cream on top as the cocktails were tucked into very quickly by family members desperate to have a taste.
The items from Aldi included the two types of rum – the coconut rum has a lovely rich and natural coconut flavour. It worked with the chocolate oh so well! Imagine a bounty chocolate bar in a drink/pudding form. What a beauty!
For the chocolate shavings I used the rabbit chocolate and had to grate the chocolate off. It felt very barbaric doing it to a rabbit shaped chocolate.
Happy cocktail time!
Easter chocolate cocktail
- 60 ml dark rum
- 60 ml coconut flavoured Caribbean white rum
- 60 ml single cream
- 2 ice cubes
- 2 tablespoon dark rum to float 1 tablespoon per cocktail
- 0.5 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Chantilly cream Optional
- Milk chocolate grated/shaved as decoration Optional
- Add the white rum, dark rum, cream and ice to the cocktail shaker and shake well. (I always start dancing while doing this).
- Pour the drink into the glasses.
- Add 1 tablespoon of dark rum on top. It should float on top. Don't worry if it doesn't – it will still taste delicious.
- Sprinkle the cocoa powder on top.
- Note – to make this more of a pudding, don't add the cocoa powder but add the Chantilly cream on top. Sprinkle with the cocoa powder or decorate with some chocolate shavings.
Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
All items are available from Aldi www.aldi.co.uk
*I was sent the Aldi products to honestly reivew for Easter and come up with my own cocktail recipe*
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