When it comes to chocolate cocktails, I prefer to add complimentary flavors to make it slightly more interesting than simply drinking spiked chocolate. Citrus is a wonderful option for this task. The tequila and orange juice are natural compliments to chocolate and by adding just a minute amount of both orange and lime, the drink is taken to another level. For the chocolate liqueur, I like to indulge with the creamiest, most chocolatey spirit that I can find, and usually that is Godiva, though a good dark creme de cacao like that from Bols is excellent as well. A creamy white chocolate liqueur will work wonders here also, because it plays nicely against the lime.
For finishing the drink, I enjoy making this with a cocoa sugar rim and adding shaved (usually dark) chocolate to the top. One other option is to add chocolate swirls to the glass. To do this, place your margarita glass in the freezer for a few minutes, allowing it to get nice and frosty. Take it out and swirl chocolate syrup inside, then place it back in the freezer while you blend the drink. Your glass will be cold and the swirls will suspend on the sides and slowly melt into the drink.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 2 ounces blanco tequila
- 1 ounce chocolate liqueur
- 1 ounce cream or half and half
- Splash of fresh orange juice
- Splash of fresh lime juice
- Dash of chocolate bitters
- Sugar and cocoa powder for rimming
- Shaved chocolate for garnish
- Rim a chilled margarita glass with a 1:1 mixture of sugar and cocoa powder.
- Pour the liquors, juices, and bitters into a blender with 1 cup of ice.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into the prepared glass.
- Top with chocolate shavings.
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