Thursday, 24 January 2013

Chocolate Vodka - What's Not To Like?

Well it is suitable for vegetarians ... providing the chocolate is.

This drink is rich in taste and calories, but on the plus side a little goes a long way, it's easily and quickly made, and it really is delicious in a Bailey's sort of way.

This quantity would make about six or so shots - about 300ml. The quantities can be altered if a taste suggests it's needed.

Chocolate Vodka

180ml double cream
50g plain chocolate, broken up
90ml vodka

1  Place the cream and chocolate in a small pan on a low heat.
2  Stir gently until the chocolate has melted into the cream, but don't allow to boil.
3  Stir in the vodka.
4  Leave to cool completely and pour into a sealed bottle.

Instead of the plain chocolate, a Mars bar could be sliced and melted into the cream. In this case, the mousse-type layer might not fully melt so the drink may need to be bottled by pouring through a sieve placed over a funnel. Nice though - a hint of caramel. I've tried it.

Haven't tried any additional flavours, but wondering if a splash of orange essence might be good.

Also thinking this would be good in a small, strong black coffee. Or over ice cream for adults, poured into lovely creamed rice, or over peeled and sliced clementines. Etc.