Tuesday 19 March 2019

A special drink for a special occasion: The chocoholic cocktail

A special drink for a special occasion, sparkling cocktails are the perfect way to mark a magic moment, writes Laura Gladwin

The chocoholic cocktail. Photograph: Alex Luck
The chocoholic cocktail. Photograph: Alex Luck

Laura Gladwin

Not all chocolate drinks have to be sweet, rich and creamy. This one combines the rich taste of cocoa with the toasted hazelnut flavour of Frangelico to make the perfect sparkler for chocolate lovers. Anyone who enjoys their fizz and chocolate will be on to a winner. Finely crushed chocolate or cocoa powder to garnish (optional).

Chocoholic cocktail

Makes 1

Ingredients

20ml/ ¾ oz crème de cacao

10ml/ ⅓ oz Frangelico

Dash of lemon juice

Well chilled Asti Spumante or other semi-sweet sparkling wine, to top

Method

If using the garnish, moisten the rim of a chilled Champagne coupe and dip it carefully into finely crushed chocolate or cocoa powder.

Sparkling Cocktails by Laura Gladwin is published by Ryland Peters & Small
Sparkling Cocktails by Laura Gladwin is published by Ryland Peters & Small

Pour the crème de cacao, Frangelico and lemon juice into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well.

Strain carefully into the glass, top with Asti Spumante and serve.

Recipe extracted from Sparkling Cocktails by Laura Gladwin, photography by Alex Luck, (Ryland Peters & Small) £7.99

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