While most of us don’t need an excuse to indulge in an alcoholic tipple, it is safe to say that we don’t deny being committed chocoholics either!
So our dreams were made a reality when we discovered that it is currently Chocolate Week – a perfect reason to combine our two biggest vices and create some delicious chocolate inspired cocktails!
Chocolate Week is the UK’s biggest celebration of chocolate and runs from 14th-20th October – with events such as workshops, celebration dinners, chocolate & wine tastings and the introduction of some chocolate flavoured cocktails at The Four Sisters Bar in Islington.
The week concludes with a devoted chocolate show called Salon du Chocolat, which takes place between 18th-20th October at National Hall, Olympia.
To entertain visitors, the most popular event is the Chocolate Fashion Show, which showcases couture outfits made completely out of chocolate!
They will also have award-winning chocolatiers in attendance, displaying alongside international brands and giving demonstrations and interactive workshops on how to create their spectacular chocolate products.
The aforementioned cocktails being introduced at The Four Sisters Bar in aid of Chocolate Week have been created to match the potent flavour and scent of the new flavours in the Divine Chocolate range – Chilli & Orange, and Toffee & Sea Salt. A sample of the chocolate that each cocktail represents is served alongside every glass.
- 25ml single cream
- 10ml dark crème de cacao
- 20m Cointreau
- 12.5ml Sisters chilli syrup
- 40ml Monte Alban mescal
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice and shake for about 10 seconds. Double strain into a Perception Cocktail Coupe Glass.
Half rim of the coupe with chilli flakes and shaved on top Divine 70% Dark Chocolate with Chilli & Orange
- 50ml El Jimador Blanco tequila
- 20ml butterscotch schnapps
- 35ml red grapefruit juice
- 20ml lime juice
- 12.5ml chilli syrup
Served with Divine Toffee & Sea Salt chocolate on the side
Add all the ingredients to the mixing glass, add ice and shake for about 10 seconds. Double strain into a Speakeasy Cocktail Coupe Glass.
Half rim of the coupe with sea salt and lime peel twist. Serve with Divine Toffee & Sea Salt Chocolate.
You can find more scrumptious chocolate cocktail (or ‘choctail’!) recipes on the Channel 4 website; or how about trying another recipe from the official Chocolate Week website, with this chocolate and beer cake - once again utilising two of our favourite indulgences!
Chocolate at drinkstuff!
There’s never a bad time to enjoy chocolate here at drinkstuff – in fact it is actively encouraged (under the masquerade of raising money for charity by baking cakes!)
To pay further homage to this most delectable of celebration weeks, why not treat yourself to some of our chocolate related products?
For something a little different at your next party or event, ensure your guests have interactive fun with this Sephra Select Home Chocolate Fountain:
As an alternative to presenting a separate dessert and alcoholic drink at the end of the night, how about combining the two and serving a sweet liquer in these Kernow Chocolate Shot Cups?:
Or to display appetising chocolates as a quirky dessert, try serving on a Utopia Acacia Wood Chocolate Flight:
Finally, with the colder weather setting in, it’s the perfect time to start warming up with a delicious hot chocolate. Serve yours in a stylish Script Latte Glass:
So, whilst you are devouring your plentiful chocolate delicacies, you can rest assured that it is all in aid of the most important event of the year – Chocolate Week! (which surely cancels out the calories…right?!)