Monday, 5 December 2011

Chocolate Vodka


Chocolate Vodka is the easiest thing in the world to make and you are sure to impress your guests when you take a bottle of this smooth, brown liquid from your freezer.

My friends in South Africa use Bar One chocolates and I suppose a Mars Bar would do the trick too, but as usual, when I tried to find a Mars Bar anywhere in my city, there were none to be found. You can use any kind of chocolate though, but maybe not the kind with wafers, fruit or nuts in them. It would make for quite a messy affair!

Chocolate Vodka
Makes 750 ml

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml bottle of vodka (Don't worry about the brand. It is not important.)
  • 240 grams of good quality milk chocolate, Mars Bar or Bar One

Method:

  1. Pour about ⅓ of the vodka into another container and reserve for later.
  2. Put a large pot of water on the stove and heat the water to almost boiling. Meanwhile chop up the chocolate, squeeze it through the opening of the bottle and replace the cap securely.
  3. Turn off the heat and place the bottle with the vodka and chocolate inside in the warm water to gently heat up the vodka and melt the chocolate. Give the bottle a good shake every now and then until all the chocolate has been melted and incorporated into the vodka. (Don't heat it with the cap off because we don't want the alcohol to evaporate. Also remember that alcohol is flammable, so keep it away from open flames!)
  4. Use a funnel to return the remaining ⅓ of the vodka to the bottle. Give it a good shake to mix it well. Keep it in the freezer until you are ready to use it. The chocolate won't solidify again, but it will give the chocolate vodka a rich, smooth consistency.

You can drink this neat or over ice or use it as a topping over ice cream.  I also found these cocktails on the Intoxicologist blog. Have a look at these and other delicious cocktails they have.

Black & White Martini
  • 1 ounce Chocolate Vodka
  • 1 ounce Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream

  1. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with chocolate sugar.

Crazy Cow
  • 1 ounce Chocolate Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream

  1. Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.

Chocolate Minitini
  • 3 ounce Chocolate Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce White Crème de Cacao
  • Splash Green Crème de Menthe

  1. Shake vodka and Crème de Cacao with ice and pour into a chilled martini glass.  
  2. Add a splash of Crème de Menthe on top, and garnish with a chocolate kiss. 

Or you can try this one that I came up with in my kitchen out of boredom - 

Kitchenboy Killer
  • 1 part Chocolate Vodka
  • 1 part Amarula Cream

  1. Pour the Amarula Cream into the bottom half of a shot glass. 
  2. Slowly and carefully pour the Chocolate Vodka on top of the Amarula Cream, over the back of a spoon.




Enjoy! Don't drink and drive!

9 comments:

  1. I see you at least have drinks sorted for the jolly season. Looks amazing!!

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  2. Yep! The drinks are sorted. Thanks for the visit!

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  3. Fantabulous KB. I will also be trying this one out soon. Should have already done it but have been so busy with other stuff and then this weekend we went away...come to think of it....I should have taken the two ingredients with me and enjoyed it throughout the hot weekend hehe! I LOVE your Killer! I dont know which I would prefer on top...the amarula or the vodka...yummy!! I only have a 96% proof Vodka on hand......*decides against it HAHA* xx

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  4. Thanks Colleen! I think you could start a fire with 96% proof Vodka, I wouldn't bring it anywhere near my gas stove! :)

    I'm dreaming of a weekend away...Winter Holiday in FIVE weeks!

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