Now that it is cooler, it’s time for warm-tasting drinks. These cocktails tend to start with darker bases, like a nice bourbon, and play to my favorite seasonal flavors. Sometimes, a nice, clean and pure drink works. With that in mind, let’s get down to business with the Spicy Chocolate Truffle Cocktail.
I’m a full-fledged chocoholic, this is something I’m both proud of and happily tell everyone I meet.
Naturally, I knew that I wanted some chocolate in this cocktail. While I do love our Homemade Crème de Cacao, I wanted a lighter flavor in this, so I went with a white crème de cacao.
Beyond simply chocolate, I felt like a little spice was in order. It’s important to keep things interesting and spice does that. Since the Aztecs invented drinking chocolate and they used spices in theirs, I figure there must be something right with that combination.
Chocolate and spice, everything nice is a good start — but something a touch more interesting and complex to round out the flavors. Something nutty. Something fun and fall-y. Luckily, our friends over at Frangelico had just sent us some of their fine drink, so yes thanks. Hazelnuts and chocolate are fast friends and Frangelico is up for anything, so I knew we had a winner.
Our final component was a touch of golden rum — because rum. Fair? Fair.
- 2 OZ. HAZELNUT LIQUEUR
- 1 OZ. GOLD RUM
- 1 OZ. WHITE CRÈME DE COCOA
- ¼ OZ. CHILI LIQUEUR
- YOUR FAVORITE HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE TREAT
- GLASS TYPE: OLD-FASHIONED
- Add all of your ingredients to your cocktail stirring glass with ice.
- You bet, I said stirring glass.
- Put one big ol’ piece of ice in your old-fashioned glass.
- Strain stirred cocktail into your glass.
- Have a treat for yourself.
Oh, and garnish with your favorite hazelnut chocolate treat. Awesome.