Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cocoa Caramel Cocktail

Cocoa-Caramel-Cocktail

Every year I plan a "house cocktail" for the holidays. I make a big pitcher of it in advance and then just shake off the individual cocktails with ice as guests arrive. Since I'm a big believer in making as much ahead as possible so I can enjoy actually spending time with friends and relatives, it makes sense to do the same with the drinks.


Cocoa-Caramel-Cocktail
For the past few years, pumpkin based cocktails were the house special but I decided to keep the pumpkin for dessert this year and go with a chocolate flavor for the drink. I first tasted Chila 'Orchata's cinnamon cream rum a few years ago and it's been a keeper in my collection ever since. It's just the right amount of cream, flavor and kick. So this year, it was the starting base for my house cocktail.

I wanted to make it special with a caramel rimmed glass and, since it's needs to set up anyway, it's perfect for making in advance. To be sure the drink wasn't overly sweet, I used unsweetened cocoa powder and added a shot of strong coffee flavored liqueur and some plain white rum. The "house" cocktail is always a big hit with my guests and we've had more than one occasion where we had to quickly whip up another pitcher. I strongly suspect this will be one of those times. Cheers!

Cocoa Caramel Cocktail

Cocoa-Caramel-Cocktail
by Hungry Couple
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Ingredients (1 Cocktail)
  • 1 oz. Chila 'Orchata Cinnamon Cream Rum
  • 1 oz. White rum
  • 1/2 oz. Coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Caramel liqueur
  • 1 Teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 oz. milk
  • Caramel sauce for rimming the glass
Instructions
Cocoa-Caramel-Cocktail
Place a tablespoon or so of caramel sauce in a shallow dish and run the rim of a cocktail glass through it.

Refrigerate or freeze for a few minutes to set.

Add the Chila 'Orchata rum, white rum, coffee liqueur, caramel liqueur, cocoa powder and milk to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Pour into the prepared glass.

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This recipe was sponsored by Chila 'Orchata. Thank you for supporting the products I love and use in my kitchen.

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