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January 31st is National Brandy Alexander Day. This classic cocktail is said to have been created for the 1922 wedding of Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (the daughter of George V) and Viscount Lascelles. Courtesy of Hiram Walker.
1 large pasilla negro chile, stemmed, seeded, deveined
1 1/3 cups half-and-half
2 ounces Mexican chocolate, chopped into small pieces
3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped into ¼-inch pieces
4 egg yolks
½ cup sugar
1 1/3 cups heavy (whipping) cream
1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla, preferably Mexican
¼ cup Bohemia beer
In a small skillet heated over medium, toast the chile, pressing it flat against the skillet with a metal spatula until it … Read more
Does your cocktail need some chocolate? A Cholive could be just what you’re looking for.
Cholive = chocolate + olive … get it? Don’t worry, they are not actually chocolate-covered olives.
They are olive-shaped chocolate truffles. Skewer them and you have a delicious cocktail garnish.
Here’s one recipe that sounds like a good use of chocolate!
1 oz Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
1 oz Green Creme de Menthe
1.5 oz White … Read more
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