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These chocolate cocktail recipes are perfect for a house party

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What could be better than a glass of cocktail or a bowl of chocolate dessert? A dessert cocktail! Combining sweet treats with drinks is not a new idea and has also been well experimented by many mixologists and chefs. After all, the sweet taste of a delicious chocolate cocktail is hard to resist. But how well it is done is up for debate. From boozy milkshakes to sweet martinis, many drinks contain chocolate-flavored alcohol. Many of them use crème de cacao because it was the original chocolate flavored liqueur in bars. Crème de cacao is a type of chocolate liqueur with about 25 percent alcohol by volume and is flavored with cocoa beans. It is available in white and dark varieties that taste the same but greatly affect the color of a cocktail. Nowadays you can even find a few recipes for chocolate vodka. The end result is nevertheless a tantalizing, well-balanced play of ingredients, which is perfect for dessert whenever you want to enjoy a decadent drink.

But it’s time you switched from chocolate liqueur or vodka, as we bring you some whiskey chocolate cocktail recipes straight from Glenfiddich’s bar. Decadent, boozy, yet well-balanced, these cocktails feature a delicious play of ingredients such as cream, espresso, caramel syrup, chocolate sauce and more.

1. Speyside Tiramisu

The fruity notes of the whiskey, combined with the aromas of the coffee, end in a festive cocktail, with orange oils, a hint of cinnamon spice and the sweetness of caramel/honey to round it off.

Ingredients:

60 ml whiskey 12 years old

15 ml chocolate sauce

15 ml single cream

15 ml espresso shot

10 ml caramel syrup/honey/maple syrup

Orange peel/cinnamon

Method:

. Pour all of the above ingredients into a shaker glass filled with ice and shake well

. Strain and serve upright in a coupe/martini/margarita glass

. Garnish with orange zest/cinnamon and your Speyside Tiramisu is ready to serve

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2. IRISH COFFEE

Ingredients:

Fresh cream

Drambuie Liqueur

Whiskey 12 years

Espresso Shot

sugar/honey

Chocolate Stick/crunchy (garnish)

Chocolate sauce and cookies (edge)

Method:

For Drambuie cream:

. Beat 30 ml Drambuie and fresh cream together and keep this aside

. Now for the cocktail, take a glass and cover the rim with chocolate sauce and crushed biscuits

. Add 60 ml whiskey, sugar and espresso shot to the glass and stir well

. Add the Drambuie cream for the float

. Garnish the cocktail with chocolate stick and enjoy