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.Print
Spicy Chocolate Truffle Cocktail
We have here a fall cocktail to watch some leaves turn. Chocolate, spice, golden rum and some nuttiness make it complete.
- Author: Morgan Greenhalgh
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Category: Cocktail
- 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.
Hi there, I’m Morgan! Pleasure to meet you. Behind the camera, that’s Alice. She’s the strong, quiet type. After a lifetime of love with food, drinks and everything related, we got tired of people asking us “What should I drink this weekend?” Using the power of my English degree (and bartending-certified experience) and her mean photography abilities, we decided to let everyone online know what we're drinking this weekend so they could join in with us! Cheers!