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Chocolate Orange Christmas Cocktail

Chocolate Orange Christmas Cocktail

I've really been getting into cocktails recently. Creating them and drinking them.

I recreated Kate La Vie's Chocolate Orange Martinis, which are really easy to make, and super festive without being overbearing.

I would recommend these be more of an after-dinner cocktail as they are quite heavy due to the half and half. 

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I found these glasses in Stevens and while they are not Martini glasses, they are very pretty. 

To fill these glasses I had to double the recipe.

Recipe 

50 mL Half and Half (I used Puhoi)

50 mL Cointreau

50 mL Chocolate liquor (I used Lewis Road Creamery)

Ice

Bark: 

Terry's Chocolate Orange

Popping candy

Directions

Melt the Terry's Chocolate Orange in the microwave and then spread evenly on to a baking sheet, sprinkle some popping candy on to the chocolate and then place in the fridge to set. 

Place ice, half and half, cointreau and chocolate liquor into a cocktail shaker, shake, and serve into a glass. Brake off a shard of the chocolate to garnish. 

Note* My mum reckoned that you could make it a little more alcohol to balance the flavour, she thought it was too milky. I thought it wasn't quite sweet enough the first time I made it, so maybe try drizzling some chocolate sauce through the glass before pouring in the cocktail, for a more chocolately taste. 

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