Easter chocolate cocktail
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 of dark rum
- 60 ml of coconut flavoured Caribbean white rum
- 60 ml of single cream
- 2 ice cubes
- 2 tablespoon of dark rum to float 1 tablespoon per cocktail
- Half a teaspoon of 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.
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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