Chocolate Sprinkles - Drink Secrets

Chocolate Sprinkles

Chocolate Sprinkles Not Just For Decorating Cakes

Chocolate sprinkles are the colorful pieces of candy goodness that spice up and decorate bakery goodies. They are no longer just for cakes and cookies anymore. As bars and clubs continue to fuse their dessert menu with their drink menu, the sky is the limit to what they are adding to those yummy drink concoctions. Chocolate products are finding their way out of your dessert and into your cocktail glass.

Not Just A Drink, But A Celebration

Gone are the days when a cocktail was just a "cocktail." They are no longer just a few alcohols mixed together, meant for one purpose. Today's cocktails are meant to entice and wow, and be so much more than just a drink. Upscale bars and clubs are beginning to create an entire trend toward making the mixed drink and cocktail an entire experience which includes not only tasting good, but looking good as well. Nothing makes a cocktail drink more festive than a little color splash and taste that accompanies the toppers like chocolate sprinkles.

What Are Chocolate Sprinkles?

Chocolate sprinkles are very tiny confectionery pieces that are made and designated for decoration purposes for cupcakes, cookies and ice cream, primarily. They are made to resemble little pieces of chocolate and although they can be eaten on their own, they are really intended to enhance the flavor and design of other products. They are made from a combination of chocolate and sugar, and have somewhat of a waxy texture to them, but taste delicious. They come in many different shapes and sizes, but most commonly are in a cylinder shape. Originally created in by French confectioners, they made their way to the United States in the early 1930s. Originally known as "jimmies" which origins is unknown, they eventually came to be known as "sprinkles."

Dual Purpose Cocktail And Dessert

It is not enough for your cocktail to taste delicious, it must also be enticing. Many bar menus are beginning to look like the finest bakeries, enticing people who may just opt to have an old fashioned mixed drink into partaking into one of these beautiful concoctions. The mixology field is exploding and so is the use of dessert tastes such as chocolate. Big chocolatiers such as Godiva are coming on board to use their brand name and fuse it with infused spirits. Other spirit brands have seen the trend and it seems that every brand is hoping on board to make their own version of chocolate infused alcohol and make a name for themselves among the originals.

Skip Dessert And Drink Your Sweet Tooth To Satiety

The next time you order a drink at the bar, look into these fanciful drinks. Chocolate infused martinis are all the rage and are a piece of heaven indescribable. Be careful, however, it may not seem like there is alcohol contained in that drink, but it may sneak up to bite you the morning after.


Whether you are at a club or at home, try this great cocktail recipe and don't forget the chocolate sprinkles.

2 oz Godiva dark chocolate liqueur

  • 2 oz of creme de cacao
  • 1 oz half and half
  • 2 oz of freezing Goldenbarr chocolate vodka
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles


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