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Choctails for every mom

Choctails for every mom

Mums are amazing, we all know that. They are always there to help with advice, hugs or delicious goodies to nibble on. So, this Mother’s Day say thanks to your mom the chocolaty way but, with an added kick.

And who would My Chocolate Box be, if not your dedicated chocoholic support? So, when we found these recipes for yummy chocolate cocktails or choctails, we knew we had to share.

 

The original

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • ¼ tsp espresso powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup cream
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips

 

Method:

Mix the sugar, cocoa, espresso powder, salt and water in a small pot over a medium heat. Once smooth, add the milk and cream. As soon as the mixture starts to steam, remove from heat, add the chocolate and stir until melted. Pour into a mug, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles or sauce, and delight your mom.

 

A little feisty

Ingredients:

  • 3 tots chocolate liqueur
  • 1 tot vodka
  • ½ tot milk
  • ½ tot cream
  • cocoa
  • ice

 

Method:

Pour one tot of chocolate liqueur in a plate and the cocoa powder in another. Dip the rim of a martini glass in the liqueur then the cocoa and set aside. Pour all the other ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake for about 20 seconds. Strain into the martini glass and surprise your mom.

 

Do not cross

Ingredients:

  • 1½ tots blended scotch whiskey
  • ¾ tot coffee liqueur
  • 2½ tots almond milk
  • ½ tot chilly liqueur

 

Method:

Mix everything into a mug and garnish with grated chocolate. Entertain your mom with an added element – a Tiki mug and dry ice.

 

Old fashioned

Ingredients:

  • 2 tots dark rum
  • 1 tsp Demerara sugar syrup
  • dash of Angostura bitters
  • dash of orange bitters
  • dash of Xocolatl Mole™ Bitters
  • ice

 

Method:

Mix everything briefly with ice and strain over ice into a tumbler glass. Garnish with an orange peel and present to your mom on a silver platter.

 

Sweet to her core

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups ice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp hot chocolate mix
  • ¼ cup salted caramel
  • whipped cream

 

Method:

Blend the ice, milk, hot chocolate and caramel together until smooth. Pour into a tall glass, decorate with whipped cream and any nibbles your heart desires and treat your mom.

 

Smooth and cool

Ingredients:

  • 3 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 3 tots milk
  • 2 tots Cointreau
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cinnamon

 

Method:

Blend everything in a blender until well-combined. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with an orange peel and cocoa powder. Your mom will love this adult milkshake.

 

Crazy fun

Ingredients:

  • 2 tots whiskey
  • ½ tot dark crème de cacao
  • ½ tot Gancia Rosso Vermouth
  • dash of orange bitters

 

Method:

Stir everything together in a tumbler with ice. Garnish with orange peel and let your mom delight in this superb drink.

Not sure which drink suits your mom best?

Sign her up for My Chocolate Box. She’ll receive a monthly box filled with decadent chocolate treats delivered to her door. Visit mychocolatebox.co.za or call 0861 777 279.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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