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Pomegranate Choctail – Random Recipes #41

Drinks | 22nd July 2014 | By

Dom’s been drinking too many cocktails recently and in his own words has become obsessed. And now he’s trying to lead us all astray by getting us to make cocktails for Random Recipes this month. Shame on you Dom 😉 Actually, it’s good to have an excuse to make a cocktail, they are rather lush.

Surprisingly, I don’t seem to have many cocktail recipes, so instead of choosing a book randomly, I entered cocktails into Eat Your Books and came up with a chocolate bramble cocktail from Adventures with Chocolate by Paul A Young. I know Dom tells us not to tinker with the recipe, but he should know by now that I’m incapable of following this instruction. In any case, I didn’t have any blackberries or Crème de Mûres, but I did have some pomegranate juice, or juice drink to be more precise. I didn’t even follow Paul’s exact recipe for the chocolate liquor part as it seemed rather sweet and the pomegranate drink was quite sweet enough. However, I did follow his method – more or less.

The cocktails went down a treat – dark and velvety, very adult and not too sweet. If you prefer your drinks sweeter, just add a little more sugar to the chocolate liquor or use a less dark chocolate. CT was rather disappointed I’d only made enough for one each. The chocolate and red pomegranate didn’t quite layer in the way I’d hoped, but I liked the way they swirled together as they slowly mixed;  I was reminded of a lava flow.

So it’s cocktails for Random Recipes over at Belleau Kitchen. Dom has upped the anti this month by offering a bottle of vodka as a prize for the best entry.

This also goes off to Baking with Spirit where the theme is Alcohol for Parties. This event from Janine of Cake of the Week is this month hosted by Laura of I’d Much Rather Bake Than …

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Chocolate Pomegranate Cocktail

by July-22-2014
A dark chocolate fruity cocktail that has depth and bite.
Ingredients
  • 25g golden caster sugar
  • 40g 80% dark chocolate + a couple of squares to serve
  • 50 ml Plymouth gin
  • 200 ml pomegranate juice drink
  • 10 ml lemon juice
  • 4 ice cubes
Instructions
1. Warm the sugar and chocolate in a pan with 100 ml water until the sugar has dissolved and the chocolate melted.2. Simmer for a couple of minutes, then take off the heat.3. Shake the gin, pomegranate and lemon juice together.4. Place two ice cubes in two glasses. Pour the gin concoction over the ice, then slowly pour the chocolate sauce in.5. Top with a square of chocolate.
Details

Prep time: Total time: Yield: 2 glasses

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    belleau kitchen
    22nd July 2014

    ooooh, smoooooth! This really does sound particularly lush. I had a cocoa martini last week and that had a glorious deep, dark chocolate undertone and if these are anything like that then they must be as gorgeous as they look. Oh and Im so awfully sorry to have led you astray!… thanks so much for the brilliant entry this month x

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      Choclette
      25th July 2014

      You sound so apologetic Dom, I shall just have to forgive you. Chocolate martinis sound good to me.

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    stephi_baybee
    22nd July 2014

    Oh I haven’t had a cocktail for years, that one looks really yummy. Anything with chocolate in suits me!

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      Choclette
      25th July 2014

      Thanks Stephi – in that case you should find plenty to keep you happy on my blog 😉

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    The Kitchenmaid
    22nd July 2014

    You had me at gin and chocolate! I made mine last night, it was so good I was incapable of writing it up (hic!)…

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      Choclette
      25th July 2014

      It seems we don’t really need much excuse Lucy and maybe Dom isn’t entirely to blame.

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    Janice Pattie
    22nd July 2014

    Looks delightful, I’m a recipe fiddler too and finding this challenge very challenging!

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      Choclette
      25th July 2014

      Haha Janice, I don’t think I’ve EVER stuck to the rules on this one.

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      Choclette
      25th July 2014

      Thank you Nazima. We don’t actually drink very often, so it was quite a treat.

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    GG
    23rd July 2014

    I do enjoy a cocktail, I bet this is delicious, a perfect summer drink. GG

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    Laura Denman
    23rd July 2014

    This really is different! If there is a cocktail to break through my dislike of alcohol in drinks then it might just be this one – it has chocolate after all and I really like pomegranate juice =)

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      Choclette
      25th July 2014

      We hardly every drink Laura, but I do like a good cocktail. Given that alcohol isn’t that great for you, it sounds like a good think that you’re not keen.

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    Janine
    23rd July 2014

    I’ve never had pomegranate in a cocktail, but this one looks pretty good. I love the presentation, too – good enough for the fanciest bars! Thanks for entering BWS.

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