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Snoop Dogg Makes Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Cocktail

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Snoop Dogg was on Sunday awarded a Guinness World record for making the world’s largest “paradise cocktail” along with US celebrity chef Michael Voltaggio and fellow rapper Warren G.

The 46-year-old rapper took part in the world record attempt at BottleRock Napa Valley on Sunday, pouring 180 bottles of Hendrick’s Gin into a juice-filled glass which stood at five-feet tall and three-feet wide. A total of 550 litres of gin was used in making the cocktail.

Mercury News reports that Guinness World Records official was present to judge and hand over a certification of achievement to the rapper.

After gaining popularity for his song “Gin & Juice”  — the second single from his debut album Doggystyle, Snoop has finally made the real gin and juice cocktail.

He shared his record-breaking mixology on Instagram, posting a photo where he proudly holds up his new award.

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10 Cocktails You Can Make with Amaretto Liqueur

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Sweet, flavoured with almond, and linked to the Italian region of Saronno, Amaretto is one of the most popular liqueurs that should never be lacking from your bar.

It is not only for its unique taste and Italian girth, it is because it serves as base to a number of cocktails and drink mixes, as well as coming in handy for culinary purposes.

Amaretto is Italian for “a little bitter” and that tells of it’s flexibility ti be used for any kind of cocktail – whether bitter or sweet. You can actually twist the flavour to suit your taste.

What kind of cocktail can I make with Amaretto?

Here 10 cocktails that you can make using Amaretto:

Almond Joy

Because Amaretto brings nothing less than pure joy, we will start with the Almond Joy. This cocktail mixes amaretto with coconut rum and creme de cacao for a drink that every candy lover will die for.

What you need

How to make

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Measure all ingredients into the shaker. Shake to combine.
  • Strain into a highball glass.

Amaretto Lemon Lime

This easy-to -make cocktail is a tasty balance of sweet, sour and bitter, bringing out the best of the amaretto.

What you need

How to make

  • Squeeze the juice from 1/2 fresh small lemon and 1/2 fresh small lime into the glass.
  • Add the Amaretto and Angostura bitters and stir. Add ice cubes, stir again.
  • Garnish with a lemon or lime slice (optional) and serve.

Disaronno Milkshake

This is the type of milkshake that brings all your neighbours to the yard. It is not just sweet, it is relaxing with every sip.

What you need

How to make

  • Place all ingredients in a blender with a cup of crushed ice.
  • Blend until smooth.

Disarita

This blend is the opposite of a magarita, and not only is it balanced, it is refreshing in a special way.

What you need

How to make

  • Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice cubes and shake for 10 seconds.
  • Strain into chilled glass and garish with a lime wedge.

Italian Sunset

Amaretto is an associated with Italy, we might as well take in the ‘Italian Sunset’ with it.

What you need

How to make

  • Fill a highball glass with crushed ice.
  • Add amaretto.
  • Carefully pour orange juice, and then club soda in the glass in layers.
  • Finish with a dash of grenadine. Do not stir.

Nut ‘n’ Fruity

At the party, wanna unleash your naughty and fun side? This really smooth drink will get your juices flowing freely.

What you need

How to make

  • Add all ingredients to shaker with plenty of crushed ice.
  • Shake to chill thoroughly.
  • Strain into glass containing a couple of ice cubes.

Amaretto and Coke

Is there an alcoholic beverage that doesn’t go well with Coke? Mixing drinks with coke are popular because they are so easy, yet so refreshing. You can serve it with or without ice, and garnishing with fruits is left totally to the choice of the bartender or the drinker.

Screaming Orgasm

Literally, you begin to hear the screams when the drink touches your tongue.

What you need

How to make

  • Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a shot glass.

Amaretto Cranberry Kiss

There is nothing wrong in closing your eyes when having this kiss. It is sensual to your taste just as a real would be – it is a deliciously real kiss after all.

What you need

    • 1 cup Cranberry cocktail juice
    • 1/2 cup Skyy vodka
    • 1/4 cup Disaronno Originale Amaretto
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
    • Ice
    • Clementine oranges, peeled and segmented

How to make

  • Mix cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto, and orange juice in a pitcher.
  • Put 1/4 recipe in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend.
  • Strain into a martini glass and garnish with clementine slices.

Amaretto Sour

This is about one of the most popular Amaretto cocktails. If it were not nice, it wouldn’t be that popular, don’t you think?

What you need

How to make

  • Pour the amaretto liqueur into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes.
  • Add a splash or two of sweet and sour mix, and shake well.
  • Strain or pour into an old-fashioned glass.
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange, and serve.

 

 

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5 Simple Cocktails for Your Vegan Friend

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It is a big deal to be vegan – it is even a bigger deal to be a vegan who loves to drink. Why? Because most alcoholic products have imports of animal products in them.

Gladly, nearly all beers and distilled spirits are vegan, so you are a bit safe. But still, you have to avoid some cream-based liqueurs and products that mention honey on (PS: if you call your lover “honey”, you are a half-vegan)

What about cocktails?  Are there any vegan cocktails?

Some cocktails use milk, cream, egg whites, and other animal products, so it takes some good research to know what cocktail to avoid as a vegan, as well as the alcoholic brand used in making them.

Here is a list of some cocktails you can make and enjoy as a vegan.

Vegan Cream Cocktail

How about creating your own home-made Irish cream? Go for a good bottle of rum, say Captain Morgan, and Kahlua, and then your simple magic comes alive.

What you need

How to make

  • Pour the ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously till well mixed.
  • Serve with ice.

Old Fashioned Cocktail

A good old fashioned cocktail is sure to do some wonders to your vegan taste. This is a bourbon-based cocktail with all the flavour and the style you can think of.

What you need

  • 1½ Oz. Wild Turkey Bourbon
  • 2 to 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • ½ to 1½ teaspoons Superfine Sugar or Simple Syrup
  • Handful of Ice
  • 2 Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Orange (to make an orange twist from)

How to make

  • Pour the bourbon and bitters into a cocktail glass of choice.
  • Add to 1½ teaspoons of fine sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Fill glass with a big handful of ice. Top with two maraschino cherries and a twist of orange.
  • Enjoy!

White Peach Sangria

This one is simply a delight. Nothing beats a rich combo of white wine, brandy, sparkling water all complete with its fruity embellishments.

What you need

  • ½ of a cup Brandy Torres
  • ¼ of a cup Sugar
  • 2 bottles of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 6 White Peaches (diced)
  • 2 Lemons (cut into slices)
  • 1 Lime (cut into slices)
  • ½ cup Blueberries
  • ½ of a cup halved Strawberries (about 15 small strawberries)
  • ½ to 1 cup Seltzer Water / Soda Water (optional)
  • 2 cups Ice Cubes

How to make

  • Stir together brandy and sugar until sugar dissolves in a large punch bowl or pitcher.
  • Add white wine and all the fruit and give it a quick stir. Leave in refrigerator overnight for the flavour of the fruit to mix together with the alcohol, this also gives it a nice pink colour.
  • When ready to serve, add seltzer water and more sugar, if needed. Top off with ice cubes to keep chilled.
  • If you are planning on serving it straight away, skip placing the bowl in the fridge and add seltzer water to taste (optional) and ice cubes.
  • Serve!

Vegan Brandy Milk Punch

Go for a non-dairy milk – soy vanilla milk is your best bet here. That done, get ready for the best experience of a cognac and milk combo.

What you need

  • 2 shots of Hennessy VSOP
  • 4 shots vanilla sweetened soymilk
  • Shaker full of ice
  • Nutmeg
  • Crushed ice

How to make

  • Pour the Cognac and milk over the ice in the shaker and shake until very frothy.
  • Strain into two glasses with crushed ice and dust with nutmeg.

Vegan White Russian Recipe

Even the White Russian has a vegan version, and it is simply amazing.

What you need

How to make

  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, mix and serve on the rocks.
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5 Signature Cocktails To Get Your Wedding Guests in the Party Mood

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Hopefully, we only get married once in our lifetime. Even if we choose to renew vows, that first one will always have a special place in our heart and we don’t ever want to look back at it and feel like there’s something we could’ve done better. Our choice of drinks for the big day is one of those things we must get right, and luckily there are cocktails made specifically for weddings!

Your guests will have a blast and it can’t hurt to help them have even more fun with refreshing liquid courage. These cooling, flavourful cocktails are all you need to have your guests hitting the bar and dancefloor as you’d want them to.

  1. Coconut Margarita
  2. Dark and Stormy
  3. Rum Orange Swizzle
  4. Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade
  5. Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

1. Coconut Margarita

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The creamy take on margarita is perfect for your wedding partly because it gives a beachside feel to it. If you want your guests feeling relaxed and in the mood for fun whether your wedding is beachside or not, coconut margarita will do.

Ingredients

How to Make the Coconut Margarita

  1. Pour in the coconut milk, tequila blanco, triple sec and coconut water in a shaker.
  2. Shake.
  3. Pour into cocktail glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

2. Dark & Stormy

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The popular rum and ginger beer mixer is as gorgeous to look at as it is to drink. It is a beautifully layered drink with a sharp bite of Ginger Beer blended with a moody wash of tropical dark rum. Dark and Stormy gets a leg up with a sugar rim and lime garnish.

The cocktail is trademarked by Gosling’s, so is made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • Lime wedge

How to Make the Dark & Stormy Cocktail

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the Ginger Beer.
  3. Pour in the Dark Rum over the back of a spoon to help keep the darker layer floating on top.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

3. Rum Orange Swizzle

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Made with rum, and stirred with fresh squeezed orange juice, a sugar cube, maraschino liquor, and bitters, this cocktail is refreshing, tasty and punchy. Rum Orange Swizzle will lighten moods and help with your wedding’s cheer.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. orange juice, fresh squeezed and strained
  • 1 raw sugar cane cube
  • 1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Crushed ice
  • Orange wedge and maraschino cherry for serving

How to Make the Rum Orange Swizzle Cocktail

  1. Add rum, orange juice, sugar cube and maraschino liqueur to your Collins glass.
  2. Stir with a bar spoon until sugar cube is dissolved.
  3. Fill glass with crushed ice and ‘swizzle’ using a swizzle stick or bar spoon until cocktail is fully mixed and glass is frosty.
  4. Garnish with orange wedge and maraschino cherry.

4. Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade

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Nothing says wedding like the taste of a blackberry and whiskey lemonade cocktail. It’s a sweet whiskey cocktail with a hint of earthiness from fresh rosemary. Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade can be served made-to-order, or with large pitchers on hand for quick pouring.

Ingredients

For the Blackberry Simple Syrup:
  • 12 oz. fresh blackberries
  • ½ cup sugar
For the Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade:
  • 7.5 oz. whiskey
  • 7.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 large rosemary sprig
  • 6 oz. blackberry simple syrup

How to Make the Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade Cocktail

For the Blackberry Simple Syrup:
  1. Put the blackberries and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until blackberries have softened and you have a thick syrup.
  3. Strain syrup through a mesh sieve to separate any seeds or lumps from the syrup.
  4. Let syrup cool on the counter for roughly 20 minutes before you make the drinks.
For the Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade:
  1. Pour all ingredients in a large shaker and add a handful or two of ice cubes.
  2. Shake to mix and chill drink.
  3. Pour over ice into glasses.

5. Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

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With this fizzy sipper your guest can cool down on the hot day, and be ready to party when the time comes. All your bartender needs for this cocktail: prosecco, limoncello, frozen raspberries and some refreshing sprigs of mint.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups prosecco, chilled
  • 1 cup limoncello liqueur, chilled
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint

How to Make the Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco Cocktail

  1. In a large pitcher, whisk together your prosecco and limoncello.
  2. Serve over raspberries, garnished with mint, if preferred.
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5 Drinks You Can Mix With Vodka to Make Classic Cocktails

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Vodka has become one of the most popular alcoholic beverages used in creating various cocktail drinks. The versatility of vodka has simply made it a mixologist’s delight.

Aside from the plain vodka, there are lots of flavoured vodkas that beat the limitation that comes with rum and whisky by offering countless flavours to base your cocktail on.

As you relish the wonderful experience that comes with vodka, here are five (5) drinks you can mix with vodka to make classic vodka cocktails.

Orange Juice (Screwdriver)

Orange juice goes well with about any alcoholic beverage, and vodka is just perfect. Add four or five ice cubes in a tall glass. Pour in 2 shots vodka and top with orange juice until the glass is almost full. Stir, then garnish with an orange slice and serve and viola you have your glass of Screwdriver cocktail.

Vermouth (Vodka Martini)

You can go the James Bond style by having a vodka martini -“shaken, not stirred”. Simply put five or six ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 shot vodka and 1/2 shot vermouth. Cover and shake, then strain and pour into a classic martini glass. Garnish with olives on a sword or toothpick.

Lemonade (Lemon Drop)

Lemonade is a wonderful addition to vodka; it brings some form of coolness to a hot day. It is best to use a citrus-flavoured vodka to create your glass of Lemon Drop Cocktail. Mix 2 shots vodka, 2 shots lemonade and 1/2 shot sweet-and-sour mix. Serve over ice and garnished with a lemon slice.

Lime Juice & Triple Sec (Cosmopolitan)

The “Sex and the City” television show kicked off the new trend for this classic vodka-based cocktail. You might need a few more ingredients than just lime juice and triple sec, cranberry juice is also needed. Begin by adding four to six ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 shot vodka, 1/2 shot triple sec, 1/2 shot lime juice and 1/2 shot cranberry juice. Shake very well and pour into a martini glass. Lime wedge or curls of lime rind make for a splendid garnish.

Tomato Juice (Bloody Mary)

For the daredevils, just tomato juice and a strong vodka are enough to go. However, you can make a classic Bloody Mary cocktail by combining 2 shots tomato juice, 1 shot vodka, about 1/2 tablespoonful Worcestershire sauce, a squeeze of lemon juice and 2 drops hot sauce. Shake together with five to six ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice.

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5 Easy Kahlua Cocktails

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Kahlua is arguably the world’s most premium coffee liqueur, made with a blend of Arabica Coffee and the best Sugarcane rum in Mexico.

The drink has a strong market presence in 150 countries and has become a favourite among bartenders and mixologists.

As the world, celebrates Kahlua Day today, maybe you should join the fun and pour yourself a glass of Kahlua today.

You might as well want to be adventurous and delve into the cocktail world with your Kahlua. If you are wondering what cocktail to settle for, here are five (5) simple Kahlua cocktails.

Kahlua Cookie

The Kahlua Cookie is a blended cocktail that leaves you with that cookie-in-icecream feeling.

What you need

  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 3 chocolate cookies
  • 1 1/2 ounces Kahlua
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1-ounce half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

How to make

Add all ingredients in a blender, and blend until it’s very, very smooth. Serve in a hurricane glass, topped with whipped cream.

White Russian

The taste of chocolate and cream best describes what this classic cocktail is all about.

What you need

  • 1 .5 ounces of vodka
  • 1-ounce coffee liqueur (or dark creme de cacao)
  • 1-ounce cream

How to make

Build ingredients over ice in an old-fashioned glass.

Espresso Martini

A classic Kahlua cocktail, the Espresso Martini comes with a guarantee to keep you alert and kicking. It is one of those cocktails you can have when on a break on a very busy day.

What you need

  • 1 shot espresso (or very strong coffee)
  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot Kahlua
  • 1 shot half & half

How to make

  • Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into chilled martini glass.
  • If you can, layer the frothed milk on top like the pictures instead of combining half & half with the alcohol.
  • Garnish with Espresso seeds.

Ground Zero

No this is not the remains of the World Trade Centre, but it can get you feeling that way. It has a strange combination of ingredients, yet it’s still a pure alcohol shot.

What you need

  • 1/2 ounce bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Kahlua

How to make

Add all ingredients into a glass and stir.

Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Simple, yet super-amazing cocktail. It is a beautiful blend of Kahlua Coffee Liqueur with hot cocoa.

What you need

  • Hot cocoa
  • Kahlua

How to make

  • Prepare your hot cocoa how you prefer and pour it into an Irish coffee mug.
  • Add some Kahlua.
  • You can garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or cocoa powder.
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Mixology 101: Techniques and Terminology You Should Know

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Like every other beautiful thing, cocktails take an ample amount of artistry to make. There are certain techniques and terminology that the rookie mixologist should know when trying out a recipe.

We have selected 13 important techniques and terminolgy essential in making a cocktail.

Build a drink

Some cocktail recipes require strategic building in a glass. Building demands careful pouring of ingredients in layers. It is the oldest and simplest method of preparing a cocktail.

Shake a drink

“Shaken, not stirred” – you must know that famous line from James Bond. Shaking is the most common method for making a drink. It involves filling the shaker with ice and shaking for about 15 seconds to ensure the drink is chill and the ingredients mix properly.

Strain a drink

Straining a cocktail is done in order to keep out broken ice and fruit pieces from the main drink.

Double-strain a drink

This technique is typically used when making Martini-style cocktails. The fine strainer is used to catch all the tiny ice slivers so that the drink is not watered down in the glass.

Pour a drink

This involves pouring the entire contents of the shaker into a glass without using a strainer.

Stir a drink

Stirring is a technique used for recipes that are made up of ice and alcohol. It takes about 20 – 25 seconds to stir a drink to the right temperature.

Rock ‘N Roll a drink

Rocking and rolling refers to throwing the ice and ingredients and forth between the shaker’s glass and the metal tumbler. It adds an element of flair to the drink and is most commonly used for Caipirinha.

Layer a drink

Layering is when the various ingredients are poured along the bar spoon’s spiral in layers. The b-52 and Pousse Cafe are the most commonly layered drinks.

Blend a drink

Blending is not quite as easy as it sounds. A perfect blend for cocktail usually involves using crushed ice one scoop per cocktail. Never blend for more than 10 seconds.

Cutting garnishes

Always prepare the garnishing before mixing the ingredients. It is also important to create a space for cutting fruit and garnishes at the bar based on the cocktail menu.

Muddling fruit

Muddling involves pressing fruits with a muddler till it becomes a puree. It is best to use fresh fruits only. This is done in order for the fruit to mix easily with other ingredients.

Rimming a glass

This is an indirect technique for mixing spices in a cocktail. It involves moistening the edge of the glass with lemon juice before rolling in the required spice. Lemon or lime juice goes well with salt, while sugar or cacao combines well with orange juice.

Pouring in a glass

Anybody can pour a drink. Or so you thought. This actually a delicate skill as you need to pour the right amount of drink. Some mixologists use the counting system to pour the correct amount. This skill must be adequately practised in order to get it right subsequently. The challenge here is every recipe with more or less of a certain ingredient tastes differently. Another way to get it right is by using aa jigger as it slows down the speed of the pour, helping you to get it right.

*You ought to practice these techinques extremely well. Because as it rightly said – practice makes perfect
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10 Basic Cocktail Tools Every Mixologist Should Have

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Mixing the perfect drink requires creativity, focus, expertise and consistency. It has become an art in its own right as more cocktails are invented regularly.

Just like every other art form, making cocktails requires certain tools to get the job done right and quickly too. For the beginner mixologist, having the proper tools is almost as important as getting the recipe right. As a matter of fact, the right tools propel the right recipe.

Basic Cocktail Tools

The basic tools needed to make that darling cocktail are explained below:

Boston Shaker

The Boston Shaker is highly essential in the cocktail-making process. It consists of two parts: a mixing glass and a metal tumbler. It used to have a third part which was a built-in strainer. The beautiful thing about the Boston Shaker is that the customer gets to see what goes into the mixing glass. Add that to the beauty of watching the ingredients mix together as the mixologist gets to work.

Strainer

The strainer is a basic sieve designed to be placed on the shaker. It keeps broken ice and fruit or other pulp in the metal tumbler while the drink is being poured.

Fine Strainer

In order to keep the cocktail clear, a fine strainer is used to catch all the smaller pieces of ice and fruit while pouring the drink.

Bar Knife

You definitely need the bar knife for cutting fruits and other garnishing.

Jigger

The Jigger is a measuring cup with measures on both ends. It is used in measuring the right amount of ingredient to add to the cocktail.

Bar Spoon

The Bar Spoon is used to stir, scoop spices, layer drinks and muddle soft fruit. It comes with a coin-like end that suits its purpose.

Blender

Blenders are primarily used for frozen drinks and are quite useful in making purees.

Muddler

It is used in mashing fruits into a puree, as well as extracting juice from various citrus fruits.

Pour Spout

This is a special cap placed on bottles for optimal speed at the bar. Mixologists and bartenders with years of experience use the Pour Spout to pour the correct quantity of drink without having to measure.

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10 Special Chocolate Vodka Cocktail Recipes

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Chocolate is but a world of wonder, and vodka is the true taste of spirit – what then do you think chocolate vodka will be like?

The sweetness of chocolate and the smoothness of well-distilled premium vodka is nothing short of a perfect mix of memorable pleasure.

Whether you crave a warm nightcap, a tasty dessert, or just in need of an amazing cocktail drink, these cocktails will make that memory stick for a long time.

So how can you make a chocolate vodka cocktail?

Here are ten special chocolate vodka cocktails and their recipes:

Desperate Housewife

This definitely is not the TV series but we are hoping it makes you ‘desperate’ enough to want to try it out.

What you need

How to make

  • Shake ingredients together with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Drizzle with chocolate sauce, and serve.

Pudding Shots

It will be such a pity if you don’t get to try out this amazing pudding – in shot glasses.

What you need

How to make

  • Whisk together the milk, Irish cream liqueur, vodka, and instant pudding mix in a bowl until combined. Continue whisking for 2 minutes.
  • Spoon the pudding mixture into shot glasses or disposable ‘party shot’ cups. Chill for about 30 minutes till the shots are set and have the consistency of mousse.

Chocolate Cake Shot

Now you will be wondering if cakes are now being drunk. Well, we eat cakes, but this shot just brings the whole chocolate cake experience in a shot glass.

What you need

  • 1oz hazelnut liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Grey Goose Vodka
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • white sugar

How to make

  • Combine 1 part hazelnut liqueur and 1 part vodka in a shot glass. Coat a wedge of lemon with white sugar.
  • Suck the lemon wedge, and with the juice still in your mouth, shoot.

Frozen Mudslide

Forget about that the name coincides with a natural disaster and enjoy this frozen alcoholic drink.

What you need

How to make

  • Combine crushed ice, vodka, coffee liqueur and Irish cream liqueur in a blender. Drizzle in Chocolate syrup. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with whipped cream.

Baileys Mint Chocolate Martini

This one offers a minty richness of chocolatey flavours.

What you need

  • 2 oz Baileys Mint Chocolate Irish Cream
  • 1/2 oz Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka
  • Fresh mint
  • Chocolate stick

How to make

  • Add Baileys Mint Chocolate Irish Cream and Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka into a cocktail shaker with ice; shake and strain into a glass.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and chocolate stick to serve.

The Milky Way Martini

Wanna take a ride among the star? This drink is taking you straight to the nebula.

What you need

  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 fluid oz Absolut Vanilla
  • 2 fluid oz white creme de cacao
  • 2 fluid oz Amarula Cream
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

How to make

  • Fill a martini glass with 1/2 cup of ice and cold water.
  • Place 1 cup of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Pour the vanilla-flavored vodka, white creme de cacao, and Irish cream liqueur over the ice; cover and shake vigorously.
  • Dump the ice and water from the martini glass and drizzle the inside of the glass with chocolate syrup.
  • Strain the cocktail into the glass to serve.

Death by Chocolate

Yeah! This is truly death by chocolate as you are sure to drown in a tall glass of vodka, Irish cream and chocolate liqueurs .

What you need

How to make

 

  • Add Smirnoff Vodka, Baileys Original Irish Cream, Godiva Original Liqueur, ice cream in a blender and puree briefly.
  • Add ice.
  • Blend until smooth, pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with chocolate shavings.

Moscow Hot Chocolate

Even without being to Russia, you can still enjoy this special alcohol-based hot choco drink. Makes for a perfect nightcap.

What you need

  • 1 fluid oz Absolut Vanilla vodka
  • 3/4 fluid oz Amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon instant hot chocolate mix
  • 4 fluid oz hot milk

How to make

  • Pour the Absolut vanilla vodka, amaretto, and the hot chocolate mix in a coffee mug. Pour in the hot milk and stir to blend well.

Birthday Cake Shots

How about shooting up some sweet, tasty, creamy chocolate-based shots on your special day? Come on! Do not say no to a world of goodness.

What you need

  • 1/4 cup Betty Crocker™ ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
  • 1 teaspoon Betty Crocker™ pink gel food color, divided
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 Cupcake vodka, chilled
  • 1 cup Baileys™ Irish Cream, chilled

How to make

  • Tint Betty Crockery™ frosting with 1/2 teaspoon gel food coloring. Spread on a small plate and dip the rims of 6 shot glasses in the frosting.
  • Then dip the shot glasses in the sprinkles. Set aside.
  • Pour in prepared shot glasses and serve immediately.

Chocolate Monkey

Once there is a twist of banana, monkeys are sure to love it. We did not call you a monkey though.

What you need

  • 1 1/2 fluid oz Grey Goose Vodka
  • 1/2 fluid ounce creme de cacao
  • 1/2 fluid ounce banana liqueur
  • 1 cup ice

How to make

  • Mix the vodka, creme de cacao, banana liqueur in a shaker with ice. Shake, and strain into a martini glass.
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11 Most Popular Cocktail Glasses You Should Know

Cocktails bring a world of no limits to the alcohol drinker. It brings a whole new adventure in enjoying your favourite vodka, rum, whiskey or gin.

From what was an accidental trend, cocktails have fast become an art in the beverage industry. It is an art that has gone far beyond the mixing of drinks, to the glasses used in serving the drinks.

According to hospitality specialist, Anthony Shishler in an interview with Spirit Magazine, mixologists,

“…are making cocktails out of fish bowls, kids’ toys, coconuts, and whole watermelons. Anything, in fact, that can hold liquid.

“As long as it can hold liquor and it’s hygienic, it’s up to the creator of the cocktail to make the glass look like a part the creation.”

However, there are some classic glasses that are traditionally used in making cocktails.

Below are 11 cocktail glasses you should know

Martini

The Martini glass is also known as the Cocktail glass. It is one of the most used cocktail glasses. The 20cl glass is usually chilled in a cooler or a freezer, or by chilling with ice and soda.

Collins

Commonly called a highball or long-drink glass, a Collins usually varies in height, but the 40cl volume is standard.

Sling

This is a tall, skinny glass used for drinking beer in Germany. For the cocktail art, the 35cl glass is used to make punches.

Old Fashioned

The old fashioned glass is typically made for the classic and popular old-fashioned cocktail. However, it is also used for serving whiskeys. It comes in a 32cl volume.

Rock

The rocks glass is designed like an old fashioned but relatively stronger. It is perfect for cocktails that are muddled in the glass. It’s a 30cl glass.

Shot

From the name, you can tell what the glass is meant for. It is commonly used for modest cocktails and it has a 5cl volume.

Flute

The Flute is used for champagne cocktails. Just like the martini glass, the flute is usually chilled before the cocktail is poured. It is a 15cl glass.

Coupette

Magaritas and coupettes go together. It is chilled first, then the rim is laced with salt before being used. It has a 22cl volume.

Hurricane

It is sometimes called the Poco Grande. Cocktails like Coladas and other variations that are blended are a perfect fit for this 40cl glass.

Toddy

The Toddy is used to serve most warm cocktails like the Irish Coffee or Hot Toddy. The glass comes with a handle which makes it easy to handle and has a volume of 24cl.

Snifter

A Snifter is a traditional cognac or brandy glass. As such, it is the perfect glass for serving cognac or brandy-based cocktails. The 35cl glass is sometimes known as the Balloon.