Chocolate Dark - Drink Secrets

Chocolate Dark

Chocolate Dark The Perfect Addition To Your Cocktail After Dark

Chocolate is the name for a range of sweets that are derived from cocoa (cacao), that is combined with fat, mostly in the form of plant oil or cocoa butter, and powdered sugar. The end result of this perfect combination is a solid piece of heaven. The concentration of cocoa that is present in the blend defines the variety and type of chocolate.

Characteristics That Set Chocolate Dark Apart

Dark chocolate is also referred to as "plain chocolate" or "black chocolate". It is made by adding sugar and fat to cocoa, in the same way that other chocolate is produced. The difference of dark chocolate versus other types, is that there is less milk or virtually zero, compared to its counterparts. The United States has no official regulations for the label of dark chocolate while European rules specify a minimum of 35% cocoa solids be present in order to carry the label.

Health Benefits Attributed To Chocolate Dark

In recent years, dark chocolate has been cited as possessing some real health benefits for consumption. Specifically dark chocolate, over other types, because of its high-cacao-content of chocolate has shown to have flavonol antioxidants originating from the ground and fermented seeds of theobroma cacao. The theory holds that it may improve DNA resistance to oxidative stress. Not only is it healthy, but it is a real treat to many and in recent years, has found its way into many delicious cocktails.

Dark Chocolate Finds Its Place In Nightlife

All the rage for the bar scene seems to be the cocktail that goes down the smoothest. The cocktails of today are not like the ones our parents consumed. Consumers are constantly looking for the best tasting cocktail to quench their palate. Dark chocolate has found its way into the new infused spirits and has become among the list of popular concoctions from martinis, to mixed drinks, to cosmopolitans, giving these old drinks a fresh and tasty new face lift.

Upscale And Eclectic Dark Chocolate Drinks

Dark chocolate flavor is finding its way into many infused spirits and is now the main ingredient to many fanciful drinks. Chocolate liqueur has made its way into many popular drinks and desserts, and is being combined into these concoctions through some pretty heavy hitter such as the brand Godiva. Bar drinks have become more of a delicacy than just a mixed drink. In most cases, you won't even be able to taste the alcohol, don't be fooled however, you will definitely know you partook the morning after.

Some Popular Heavenly Concoctions

Godiva Chocolate Martini recipe

  • 1 1/2 shots Godiva chocolate liqueur
  • 1 1/2 shots creme de cacao
  • 1/2 shot vodka
  • 2 1/2 shots half and half

Toblerone a decadent drink

  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 ounce melted chocolate
  • hazelnuts (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 ounce frangelico
  • 1/2 ounce bailey's Irish cream
  • 1/2 ounce tia maria (kahlua)
  • 1/2 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • Chocolate grated


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