Candy is dandy, but liqueur is quicker. Especially when it happens to be made from chocolate.
Author: Tamara Mathias
Guru. Genius. Legend-wait for it-dary! Face it. The official star at any party is, and always will be, the bartender. And what makes a great behind-the-counter guy (or gal) is his or her uncanny ability to consistently pour out the daring and delicious. For all you first-time/ wannabe bartenders out there, What’s Up Bangalore presents a few sure-shot recipes for success. And for others looking to live up to their drink-mixing reputations, it’s time to try something fresh and creative. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what we’re going on about… well, read on.
Chocolate and alcohol have had a love affair from time immemorial. But like any great union, you need to know how to mix them in just the right measures. We whip up five funky-spunky, cocoa-inspired DIY blends that are guaranteed to give you that happy buzz. So bring out those jiggers and shakers!
Chocolat in the City
A fair number of Bangalore’s nightspots whip up great
chocolate concoctions that just scream ‘bottoms-up’.
Whether you belong to the ‘faster, higher, lager’ category
(choice of poison: chocolate-flavoured ale) or whether
you’re searching for the perfect shooter for a crazy
bachelorette party (choice of poison: chocolate shots), here
are some choco must-haves at the city’s best watering holes.
BLENDED MOCHATINI: Chocolate Double Cookie Shot and
Chocolate Caramel Shot at Shiro: The Collection, II Floor, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road; T: 41738864
DARK KNIGHT at Toit: 298, 100 Feet Road, Namma Metro Pillar 62, Indiranagar; T: 25201460
CHOCOLATE MARTINI at Olive Beach: 16 Wood Street,
Ashoknagar; T: 41128400, 41239483, 9945565483
CHOCOLATE SHOTS as well as Chocolate Martini available on request at The City Bar: The Collection, II Floor, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road; T: 080-42773636
Before you venture on your cocoa-spirited spree, make sure you know your chocolate liqueurs:
CRÈME DE CACAO
This is a syrupy, chocolate liqueur flavoured with cocoa and
vanilla beans. Although it is usually clear, dark crème de
cacao may be caramel-tinged.
Another popular chocolate liqueur available in dark, milk,
white and mocha flavours.
This is a Danish chocolate liqueur.
A rich milk chocolate liqueur, with dark and white chocolate versions.